American period from the earliest setlements to the Revolution. The term Colonial in furniture refers to a style that takes inspiration from the furniture designs prevalent during the colonial period in America, typically from the late 17th century to the late 18th century. This style often incorporates elements of European furniture from that time, particularly English and French influences. Colonial furniture is characterized by its simplicity, practicality, and sturdy construction. It often features straight lines, simple ornamentation, and is made from solid wood, such as oak, walnut, or pine. This style is associated with a sense of tradition and nostalgia for the American colonial era.