Gothic furniture is a very unusual and beautiful type of artwork that exemplifies Gothic architecture at its best. This style is also known as the French style of architecture. Gothic furniture originated in England during the Gothic Revival period and gained popularity in the United States around 1850. Prominent Gothic furniture designers during the 19th century included Alexander Jackson Davis, Thomas Chippendale and Augustus Pugin. Furniture designs were directly influenced by the Gothic architecture of the past with ornate carving and a heavily favored foliage motif for ornamentation.