1607 - 1690

Settlement in the New World
Furniture of the time was mainly arriving on ships.
It was riven from open grain woods, mainly oak. The furniture had turnings were large and bulbous, had geometric & floral carving for adornment, at times were painted, and if protected, had wax or oil finishes.
Although glue was used, frequently mortise and tenon joints were pegged, (notice the pegs in all of the joints) or "draw bored". In common people's households benches were the typical seating furniture.
Top loading chests where the typical form of household storage. A chest with drawers was a relatively new concept.
chest top load plimoth.jpg
Stretchers between table legs were at floor level. There's some debate as to why.
100_6703 mule chest NBSS.jpg