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Sheraton Furniture, History of Thomas Sheraton. Father of Art Nouveau
 Posted By:  Donald Timpanaro  | Posted In:  Periods & Styles
 Posted On:  Jan 27 2010 6:32AM, 0 Comments Add Comment
Thomas Sheraton 1751-1806, English designer of furniture and author. He may have been apprenticed to a cabinetmaker, and as an earnest Baptist he wrote religious books and preached. Records show that he was in London from c.1790 and supplemented the meager earnings from his books by giving drawing lessons. Although he may have supervised the making of some furniture, his designs became influential through his manuals, especially the Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book (1791-94). Sheraton's style is marked by a graceful delicacy and simplicity, emphasis on straight, vertical lines, and a preference for inlay decoration, reeded legs, and classical motifs. He is also the author of The Cabinet Dictionary (1803). Bibliography: See R. Fastnedge, Sheraton Furniture (1962). "Thomas Sheraton." The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2008. 27 Jan. 2010>. Sheraton style furniture was remarkable for its r...
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