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Is it Genuine? A Guide too Identification of Eighteenth-Century English Furniture - Crawley, W.

A fascinating and factual reference guide that will enable everyone--dealer, collector, or antique browser--to determine the authenticity of a piece of purported 18th century furniture.

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William and John Linnell: Eighteenth Century London Furniture Makers - Hayward, Helena

Authored by two leading members of the Furniture History Society, provides a portrait of the Linnell firm and studies the organization and management of the business in relation to contemporary practice.

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American Antique Furniture: A Book for Amateurs - Miller, Edgar George, 1864-1940

Since its first publication in 1937, this 2-volume work has been the standard introduction and practical guide to the identification of American antique furniture of all styles and periods prior to 1840. Organized around 2,115 illustrations, mostly photographs, with explanatory remarks. Arranged in chronological order in chapters on chairs, sofas, chests, highboys, lowboys, desks, sideboards, bedsteads, mirrors, tables, clocks, and other article ...

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Furniture of the Georgia Piedmont Before 1830 - Green, Henry D.

The first published study of early Georgia-made furniture. Introductory text precedes the catalogue, organized by furniture type: Huntboards and Sideboards; Tables; Cellarets; Medicine Boxes; Miniatures; Blanket Chests; Chests of Drawers; Desks; Corner Cupboards; Chairs; and Beds.

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American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods - Downs, Joseph

Compiled and introduced by Joseph Downs, Curator of the Winterthur Museum, this volume presents 400 examples of American furniture from the Queen Anne and Chippendale periods, when the cabinetmakers of New England, New York, Philadelphia, and the South were at the height of their achievement. Includes a general introduction that reviews the background of the period, the woods available to craftsmen, and the reasons for the great variety within th ...

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Hat Boxes and Bandboxes at Shelburne Museum - Carlisle, Lilian Baker

While some may think of hat boxes or bandboxes as repositories for hats and dismiss them as of no importance, the collection on display at the Shelburne Museum will point up that these "trifles" existed in the past as evidence of the deep wanderlust in the heart of a mobile American population. They also mirror a restless nation's high standard of living at a very early period of its history. This book describes the collection in the Hat and Fra ...

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American Colonial Furniture in Scaled Drawings - Nye, Alvan Crocker

The classic simplicity and restrained ornamentation of American Colonial furniture are brought into sharp focus with this useful reference work and source of practical plans and ideas. Fifty-five plates of crisp-line, rendered-to-scale drawings reveal the essence and appeal of Colonial-era furnishings, including chests of drawers, highboys, Windsor chairs, high-backed chairs, desks, sideboards, a variety of tables, sofas, clocks, bedspreads, look ...

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General Catalogue - Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941

Reprint of the 1930 catalog. Provides an illustrated look at the fine reproductions that Wallace Nutting's factories made in the early decades of this century.

Record Type: Library