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Robert Adam Furniture
 Posted By:  Donald Timpanaro  | Posted In:  Periods & Styles
 Posted On:  Jan 27 2010 7:15AM, 0 Comments Add Comment
Robert Adam's name is known as much for his work in interior decoration and furniture design as for his architecture. His room arrangements, his ornamental ceilings and chimneypieces, and his furniture represent a greater unity and architectonic quality in the ensemble than is to be found in the work of his predecessors or contemporaries. His decorative work was rich, refined, disciplined, and probably of more lasting value than his architecture. The Pompeiian influence is strongly apparent in his interiors, which are generally delicate and satisfying, though some critics call them attenuated, copying the delicacy rather than the richness of the antique. Certain it is that he had a rare feeling for perfection of detail and balance of ornament, as well as for the value of open spaces. Adam's name must be considered along with the names of Thomas Chippendale, George Hepplewhite, and Thomas Sheraton in the development of English furniture styles, though he was not a cabinet-maker...
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