Jacobean style(redirected from Jacobean architecture)
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A general term for seventeenth-century English furniture. It initially differed little from Tudor work until continental-style arabesque carving and mannerist decorations grew in popularity. Upholstery and lightness became more general, as did the gateleg table. The Commonwealth (1649–60) reduced decorating to a minimum, typified by the Cromwell chair. From 1660, England rejoined the European baroque mainstream and began the Age of Walnut.