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A Sheraton style chair.

The Sheraton style is a very delicate English furniture style that is named after its creator and designer Thomas Sheraton (1751–1806). It can be classified in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Although Thomas Sheraton has often been referred to as a carpenter, it is now considered certain that Sheraton probably never actually made furniture itself. Sheraton always referred to itself simply as a “pattern maker for ornaments and furniture”. He has published a number of books that later had a lasting influence on contemporary furniture style: The Cabine-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book , published in continuations between 1791 and 1794 (was then first published in German in Leipzig in 1794), The Cabinet Dictionary (1803), Cabinet-Maker, Upholsterer and General Artist's Encyclopaedia (1805). Sheraton was strongly based on Louis-Seize -, Directoire - and especially the Adams Style , which was strongly influenced by classicism.

Sheraton's furniture designs show furniture in simple shapes with slender, straight legs with a square cross-section. B. Find decorations in the form of a lyre , or garlands, urns or vases. In addition, they are usually decorated with striped, simple inlays . He preferred mahogany , rosewood (= rosewood ; often incorrectly referred to in translations as rosewood) and satinwood (= silk wood or atlas wood; this is the name for tropical woods from West and East India, as they were especially in the 18th and 19th centuries). Century, and their smooth surface has a silky sheen - hence the name). When it comes to armchairs, the Sheraton style is primarily borne by the openwork backrests.

England was ruled by George III at the time of Sheraton . , hence the Sheraton style is often called Georgian Style (Late Georgian).