- noting or pertaining to the style of architecture, furnishings, and decoration prevailing in England in the early 18th century, characterized by simplicity and refinement of forms, with increasing attention to French and Italian models.
- noting or pertaining to the style of architecture, furnishings, and decoration prevailing in England from c1865 to c1885, imitated in the U.S. from c1875 to c1890, characterized by imitation of English vernacular work of the middle and late 17th century, often with an eclectic mixture of medieval, 18th-century, and Japanese motifs.
Origin of Queen Anne
First recorded in 1765–75
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