Names to Know in Federal Design and Decor
Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)
The third President of the young United States of America was passionate about classical architecture and ideals. He designed Monticello, his home, as well as The University of Virginia and the Virginia State Capitol to represent both the look and philosophy of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Jefferson was strongly influenced by Robert Adam, Thomas Chippendale, Thomas Sheraton, and George Hepplewhite.
Robert Adam (1728 – 1792)
Adam was a Scottish architect whose revolutionary neoclassical style was extremely influential in England and America. It was the dominant style from the late 1700s through the mid-1800s in both countries.
Duncan Phyfe (1768 – 1854)
was a Scottish-American furniture maker who emmigrated to the United States in 1784. His New York “manufactury” (shown below) lasted through the 1840s.
In later years