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Chairs, Tables, Sofas & Beds - Schwartz, Marvin D.

A practical collectors' guide to chairs, tables, sofas, beds, and related pieces made in America from the early Colonial era through the 1950s.

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Charleston Interiors - Cauthen, Henry F. (Henry Finlayson)

Features the interior rooms of many of Charleston's historic private homes, museum houses, and public buildings. Fifty-four buildings are included.

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English Furniture From Gothic To Sheraton - Cescinsky, Herbert, 1875-

Covers each period or major style of English furniture, ranging from medieval pieces through the various Tudor, 17th, and 18th century styles, up to approximately 1800, with the schools of Hepplewhite and Sheraton. In addition to descriptions of individual pieces, it also covers general concepts of design in each period, materials, famous craftsmen, initial appearance of forms and decorations, survivals of earlier styles, and diffusion of techniq ...

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100 Most Beautiful Rooms in America - Comstock, Helen

Comprehensive history of American furniture styles, tracing their fundamental points of difference from the European background and their relationship to contemporary developments in architecture. The periods in the book include Jacobean-William and Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Classical, and Early Victorian. The 100 rooms represent a cross section of the best in authentic traditional American home decoration.

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The Gentleman & Cabinet-Maker's Director - Chippendale, Thomas, 1718-1779

Unaltered and unabridged republication of the 1762 edition of The Director. Articles of furniture depicted are extremely varied: chairs, sofas, canopy and dome beds, couches, bed and window cornices, breakfast tables, shaving tables, commodes, chamber organs, cabinets, candle stands, cisterns, chimney pieces, picture frames, frets and other decorations, etc. Besides many plates of elegant drawings, this volume also includes a supplement of photo ...

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The Emerging American Identity in the Arts: Summaries of the Lectures and Suggested Readings - Williamsburg Antiques Forum

A summary of the lectures and suggested readings from the Williamsburg Antiques Forum, January 23-28 and January 30-February 4, 1977.

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American Seating Furniture, 1630 - 1730: An Interpretive Catalogue - Forman, Benno M.

Winterhur Museum's collection of seating furniture made between 1930 and 1730 forms the core of this study of objects, the woods used to make them, the construction techniques, and the everyday domestic uses. This book documents the changes and continuities in craft traditions and living conditions faced by the early colonists during the first century of settlement in America.

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American Interior Design: The Tradition and Development of Domestic Design from Colonial Times to the Present - Rogers, Meyric R. (Meyric Reynold), 1893-

This book, divided into 5 parts, takes the history of decoration from the early days in the U.S. to the "present" time. Covers the following periods: the age of settlement (1630-1730); the age of colonial achievement (1730-1790); the age of federal adolescence (1790-1850); the age of continental expansion and industrial expansion (1850-1920); and the age of social readjustment (1920 to the present).

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