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Makers in Connecticut and New York often preferred slipper and claw and ball feet.The most popular woods were walnut, poplar, cherry, and maple.Sheraton, 1790-1810: The style known as Sheraton closely resembles Federal.The lines are somewhat straighter and the designs plainer than Federal.Chippendale was influenced by ancient cultures, such as the Romans, and Gothic influences.
Legs become straight and regional differences still existed in design elements, such as feet.
Another English book heavily influenced the designers of the day.
This one was by Alice Hepplewhite, and titled published in 1788, 17.
It was one way for the young Colonists to show their own unique style, with each regional area initiating special design elements. Chair rails were more often mortised through the back legs when made in Philadelphia.
New England furniture makers preferred pad feet, while the makers in Philadelphia used triffid feet.