The Pennsylvania Dutch style was predominant in the German settlements in Pennsylvania. The name is derived from a mispronounced Deutsch – the German word for their language. These immigrants were the pre-cursors for the Mennonites and Amish and explains some of the simple features.
- Simple and utilitarian
- Decorated with bright and colorful hand painted scenes
- Straight lines
- Simple turnings
- Straight tapered legs
- Walnut, pine and oak were predominant
Here are a few examples of Pennsylvania Dutch furniture. Click on any image to zoom in.