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.