Jacobean style, term applied to early English Renaissance architecture and furniture that flourished during the reign of James I. Decorative motifs from the late Perpendicular period were combined with crude classical details. In furniture of this period, strapwork, or forms carved in flat relief, was popular, along with Flemish-inspired classical ornament. In furnishings, the style lasted into the late 17th century. Many examples of Jacobean style can be seen in the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge universities.
See also: Renaissance.