Explain The Evolution Of The Jacobean Period

Explain the evolution of the Jacobean Period. Design expert Deborah Burnett gives an overview of the Jacobean period. The Elizabethan period was very geometric and in the early 1600's you had a style starting...

The Elizabethan period was very geometric and in the early 1600's you had a style starting to emerge called Jacobean. This style had more of an international flavor. Elizabethan is more influenced by the English, Great Britain, the stoic and colder climates. The Jacobean period came in because traders were beginning to go to Italy and to other warmer climates like the Netherlands, which also had a freer religious concept, and they brought back upholstery. Skill sets began to expand to include the weaving of flax and different types of cottons and fibers and faster production. These new chairs were produced for more of a mass market even though they were still handcrafted. The Elizabethan period had been more for the royal court and taller ceilings. The average person had a much lower ceiling in their homes and they began making the lower Jacobean chair. When you look at the Jacobean chair from the 17th century you can see the ornate and stoic, yet comfortable look.

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