Buying a home is an exciting, interesting, and challenging life event. The purpose of this book is to assist you in purchasing your first home and possibly others. Whether it is a condominium in the city, a house in the suburbs, or a cottage by the water, careful consideration will help you find the right place to live and avoid costly mistakes. My hope is that the facts, tips, and ideas contained herein will help guide you to the right place!
The sovereigns of England, unlike those of France, have seldom taken to themselves the task of acting as patrons of the fine arts. Therefore when we write of the "Queen Anne period" we do not refer to the influence of the undistinguished lady who for twelve years occupied the throne of England. The term is merely convenient for the purpose of classification, embracing, as it does, the period from William and Mary to George I. during which the furniture had a strong family likeness and shows a development very much on the same line. The change, at the last quarter of the seventeenth century, from the Jacobean models to the Dutch, was probably the most important change that has come over English furniture. It was a change which strongly influenced Chippendale and his school, and remains with us to this day.