The term Jacobean refers to a particular style of furniture that was popular during the reign of King James I of England (1603-1625). It is characterized by heavy and sturdy designs, often with ornate carvings and rich detailing. Jacobean furniture typically features dark wood, such as oak, and incorporates elements of Gothic and Renaissance design influences. It is known for its traditional and grand appearance, representing the opulence of the era. General term for English styles up to 1688. From the Latin Jacobus.