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1. A style in English and American furniture developed during the reign of Queen Anne (1702-1714) and characterized by sturdiness, comfort, and curved structural elements such as cabriole legs.
a. The style of architecture typical of the reign of Queen Anne, characterized by a fusion of late Renaissance and baroque elements.
b. A British and American architectural style of the late 1800s, characterized by asymmetrical facades and by eclectic and often profuse ornamentation.
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of or pertaining to an early 18th-century English style of architecture and furnishings, characterized by simplicity and restraint, with the use in architecture of red brick and in furniture of walnut, upholstery, cabriole legs, and simple curved lines.
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An early eighteenth-century English baroque style characterized by fine upholstery and wood inlays. Key elements included the cabriole leg; the drop handle; figured walnut veneering; fiddleback chair backs; and minimal carved decoration. Better joinery eliminated stretchers. New forms introduced were the china (display) cabinet, the spoonback chair for more comfort, and the card table, the tea table, and the kneehole desk.
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