Definition of Queen Anne in English:

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Queen Anne

adjective

Denoting a style of English furniture or architecture characteristic of the early 18th century. The furniture is noted for its simple, proportioned style and for its cabriole legs and walnut veneer; the architecture is characterized by the use of red brick in simple, basically rectangular designs.
Example sentences
  • Architect Frank Messenger designed the extensions in the Sanderson style, adding a Queen Anne stick-style verandah.
  • The earliest dated examples - a Queen Anne slant-lid desk and high chest - were made in 1762, a full generation after the introduction of the style in Boston.
  • For example, a pair of ornate jugs may have been altered into the ‘antique’ style which was so sought after in the early 19th century, by using the bodies from a Queen Anne ale jug, c.1700, and casting the spouts and handles at a later date.

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