Catalog #313

 

 

 

Books on
Furniture &

Cabinetmakers

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1. Adamson, Jeremy. American Wicker. Woven Furniture from 1850 to 1930. New York; Rizzoli: 1993. A survey of unusual wicker, illustrated with both color photos and period illustrations. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Renwick Gallery. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 175 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Fine condition. [31990] $25.00

 

2. Alevizatos, Alexandra A. "Procured in the Best and Most Fashionable Materials:"
The Furniture and Furnishings of the Lloyd Family of Maryland, 1750-1850.
Alexandra A. Alevizatos: 1999 / Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. Through the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, the Lloyds were among the most powerful families in Maryland. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 449 pages; very poor b/w reproductions of photographs; a reprint from microfilm. New. [90209] $65.00

 

3. Ames, Kenneth L & Gerald W.R. Ward (eds.). Decorative Arts and Household Furnishings in America 1650-1920. An Annotated Bibliography. Winterthur; Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum: 1989. Ames & Ward is one of the most useful of the modern decorative arts bibliographies, covering architecture, furniture, glass, ceramics, metals, textiles, timepieces, artisans & culture, and "household activities and systems" (plumbing, heating, etc). Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 392 pages, a fine copy. [30475] $40.00

 

4. Ames, Kenneth L. (ed.). Victorian Furniture. Essays from a Victorian Society Autumn Symposium. The Victorian Society: 1982. What this does not discuss about Victorian furniture may not be worth knowing. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 254 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations; light wear; a nice copy. [08498] $40.00

 

5. Anderson, Mark J., et al. Cadwalader Study. Winterthur; Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum: 1995. 2nd prtg. The results of a landmark project to examine, compare and document every single piece of furniture that could be found that was made for General John Cadwalader and his wife Elizabeth, of Philadelphia. But you knew that already. The co-authors were Gregory J. Landrey and Philip D. Zimmerman. Despite the late date, and apparently having been two printings, this study has become almost impossible to find. Softcover. 8.5"x11", about 125 pages, b/w and several color illustrations; light wear. [31635] $1,000.00

 

6. Andrews, John. The Price Guide to British Antique Furniture. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 1985. 2nd, revised ed. An early edition of this very popular pictorial survey of fine British antique furniture. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 290 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. Dealer Wayne Pratt's copy, with his stamp on the bottom edge. [31701] $35.00

 

7. [Andrews] Shaker. A Uniquely American Aesthetic. Notable Examples from the Collection of the Late Edward Deming Andrews and Faith Andrews. New York; David A. Schorsch, Inc.: 1990. An elegantly-photographed catalog which features 9 Shaker pieces, almost all furniture, from the collection of the pioneers of Shaker scholarship. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 24 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear. [32170] $40.00

 

8. Aslin, Elizabeth. Nineteenth Century English Furniture. New York; Thomas Yoseloff: 1962. Whatever else one may say about the profusion of styles that characterized 19th century English furniture, you cannot call them boring. This is a sweeping, scholarly, well illustrated examination of the development of Revival styles, Victorian, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, and other furniture in 19th century England. It also contains a short guide to some of the cabinetmaking firms. Hardcover. 7"x10", 93 pages of text plus 4 color and 135 b/w illustrations, dj; a little light wear. [05100] $65.00

 

9. Audsley, George Ashdown & Berthold Audsley. The Art of Polychromatic & Decorative Turning. A Practical Manual for the Professional and Amateur Turner. Boston; Small, Maynard and Company: 1916. A book with technical instructions for the creation of decorative effects using different-colored woods in lathe-turning. The first portion of the text deals with colored woods suitable for use, the next portions with the processes of studding, lamination, geometrical inlaying, and practical applications. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", [vi], 109 pages with 4 line illustrations, plus a color frontispiece and 20 b/w plates. Publisher's red cloth with gilt title; covers slightly unevenly faded, a little rubbed. Internally some light spotting, moderate on the endsheet. [31022] $200.00

 

10. Axelrod, Alan [ed]. The Colonial Revival in America. New York; W.W. Norton, in association with Winterthur: 1985. A collection of 14 essays, based on papers presented at the 1981 and 1982 Winterthur Conferences, which examine various aspects of the Colonial Revival movement in America between 1876 and 1930. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 377 pages, b/w illustrations. A fine copy. [31551] $45.00

 

11. Barber, Edwin Atlee. Exhibition of American and English Furniture of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries. Philadelphia; Pennsylvania Museum: 1916. A very early loan exhibition catalog. There is more English than American furniture illustrated, and the descriptions are brief. Semowich 1446. Softcover. 5"x7.5", 61 pages, b/w illustrations; original front cover intact; spine paper and rear cover are missing; newly (and a bit crudely) re-stapled, but the pages are beginning to break through the top staple. Library stamp on back of last page; light soil. "Compliments of Edwin Atlee Barber" card loosely inserted. [30839] $100.00

 

12. Barker, Marilyn Conover. The Legacy of Mormon Furniture. Salt Lake City; Gibbs, Smith: 1995. A beautifully illustrated survey of 19th century Mormon furniture, including material on Mormon craftsmen. Hardcover. 9"x11", 144 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; a fine copy. [30894] $40.00

 

13. Barnes, Jairus B. & Moselle Taylor Meals. American Furniture in the Western Reserve 1680-1830. Cleveland; Western Reserve Historical Society: 1972. The catalog to a loan exhibition of American Colonial and Federal furniture from New England, New York, Pennsylvania and Baltimore. Semowich 1073. Softcover. 8"x9", 133 pages, b/w illustrations; light soil. [30653] $75.00

 

14. Beckerdite, Luke (ed.). American Furniture 2004. Chipstone Foundation: 2004.
Card covers. 8.5"x11", 299 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. [90201] $60.00

 

15. Beckerdite, Luke (ed.). American Furniture 2005. Chipstone Foundation: 2005.
Card covers. 8.5"x11", 282 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. [90189] $60.00

 

16. Beckerdite, Luke (ed.). American Furniture 2006. Chipstone Foundation: 2006.
Card covers. 8.5"x11", 255 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. [90225] $60.00

 

17. Belknap, Henry W. Artists and Craftsmen of Essex County, Massachusetts. Salem; The Essex Institute: 1927. One of the first studies to gather together period newspaper notices, advertisements and other data on cabinetmakers, carvers, turners, glass makers, silversmiths, potters, engravers, paper cutters, silhouette artists, etc. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 127 pages, b/w illustrations; font hinge a bit wobbly, a little soil, name rubbed off title page. [31447] $250.00

 

18. Benes, Peter (ed.). Early American Probate Inventories. Boston University: 1989. The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Proceedings for 1987. Includes essays on matching inventory terms and domestic furnishings, household inventories in Surry County, Virginia from 1690-1715, and more! Softcover. 6"x9", 184 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine. [90255] $30.00

 

19. Benes, Peter (ed.). New England Collectors and Collections. Boston University: 2006. The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Proceedings for 2004. Includes essays on William Bentley and the American Antiquarian Society, the formation of Old Deerfield, Hartford's role in the origins of antiques collecting, and much more. Softcover. 6"x9", 224 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine. [90251] $35.00

 

20. Benes, Peter (ed.). Rural New England Furniture: People, Place, Production. Boston University: 1999. The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Proceedings for 1998. Includes essays on deceptive "17th century" cupboards in Essex county, cabinetmaking in revolutionary Concord, artisan-entrepreneurs in Worcester County, Sterling, Massachusetts chair-making, female chair seaters, Shaker furniture in Enfield, and much more. Softcover. 6"x9", 256 pages, b/w illustrations, fine. [90250] $35.00

 

21. Bevan, G. Phillips. British Manufacturing Industries. Pottery - Glass and Silicates - Furniture and Woodwork. London; Edward Stanford: 1877. 2nd ed. This informative little volume includes a section on Furniture & woodwork by J.H. Pollen, the furniture specialist at the South Kensington Museum. Hardcover. 4.5"x6.5", vi + 216 pages, plus 16 pages of publisher's advertisements. Several line illustrations. Covers a bit rubbed, some minor soil. [32195] $65.00

 

22. Bivins, John, Jr. The Furniture of Coastal North Carolina, 1700-1820. MESDA/University of North Carolina Press: 1988. A massive and important study of this early furniture-making center, with examples drawn from a number of public and private collections. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", xiii + 562 pages, color frontispiece, hundreds of b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket a little worn, else a nice copy. [31594] $1,000.00

 

23. Blackburn, Roderic H. & Ruth Piwonka. Remembrance of Patria. Dutch Arts and Culture in Colonial America 1609-1776. Albany Institute of History and Art: 1988. This exhibition examines Dutch-influenced silver, furniture, textiles, portraits, drawings, ceramics and other objects which illustrate the "Remembrance of Patria". Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 318 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, tips bumped. Signed by Blackburn. [32158] $250.00

 

24. Boor, John William, with Allison, Jonathan, Christopher, & Peter Boor. Philadelphia Empire Furniture. University Press of New England: 2006. Philadelphia Empire furniture and the development of decorative arts in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1840. Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 596 pages, 495 color and 126 b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90232] $140.00

 

25. [Boscobel] Fine English, Continental and American Furniture and Decorations, Rugs and Carpets, Property from the Collection of Boscobel Restoration, Inc. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: January 22nd, 1977. Boscobel was restored in the 1960s, but when an 1806 inventory of the house was discovered, all the furnishings and decorations were jettisoned in favor of a more keenly authentic restoration, and the "surplus" antiques were sold at this auction. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 176 lots, 41 pages, 176 lots, b/w illustrations; prices realized list stapled to title page; light wear. [08088] $35.00

 

26. Brainard, Newton C. & Houghton Bulkeley & Phyllis Kihn. Connecticut Cabinetmakers. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, October, 1967 & January, 1968. A project which identified more than 350 cabinetmakers working before 1820. Softcover. 2 vols. 6"x9", 48 + 40 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear. [90005] $35.00

 

27. Brawer, Nicholas A. British Campaign Furniture. Elegance under Canvas, 1740-1914. New York; Harry N. Abrams: 2001. A beautifully-illustrated study of that most British of innovations- campaign furniture. Although furniture that can be folded up and transported has been used by armies since Alexander the Great, the British perfected the form as their global empire expanded in the 18th and 19th centuries. This is the first full-length study of the subject, and is superbly done. Hardcover. 9"x11", 231 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32013] $400.00

 

28. Brown, Michael Kevin. Duncan Phyfe. Michael Kevin Brown: 1978 / Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints: 2005. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. Brown reevaluated what was thought to be known about Phyfe, reexamining manuscript materials and period records to produce this study of the organization and operation of Phyfe's workshop. Semowich 464. Hardcover. 6.5"x8.5", 86 pages; 1 poor b/w reproduction of a b/w illustration; a reprint from the original microfilm, on acid-free paper; bound in blue buckram, a fine copy. [90124] $125.00

 

29. Brown, Richard. The Rudiments of Drawing Cabinet and Upholstery Furniture: comprising Instructions for designing and delineating the different articles of those branches geometrically and perspectively; thereby producing the effect each piece will have when executed: and shewing by a scale the real measures for the workman. Illustrated by Appropriate Diagrams and Designs, Proportioned upon Architectural Principles, After the Manner of the Antique, on Twenty-five Plates, each accompanied with explanatory remarks. London; printed for M. Taylor: 1835. First published in 1820, this is one of the most singular and outspoken cabinetmaking books of the 19th century, and was also the first devoted in large part to the new Greek Revival style in furniture. The designs include a wide variety of tables as well as chests, bookcases, seats, sofas, beds and other pieces, and also several room designs; the pieces are interesting, often very dramatic. Bound at the back, but paginated within the sequence of the main book, is "An Elucidation on the Principles of Drawing Ornaments, Exemplified on Seven Plates", first published in 1822. Hardcover. 10"x11.5", xvi + 87 pages, plus 25 + 7 plates. Bound in the publisher's printed boards, covers Scuffed and soiled. Rebacked, with a new, matching spine, new endpapers. Some light internal spotting and a little soil. Ex-institutional, with a number on the margin of the frontispiece and several numbers written on the copyright page. [31026] $3,000.00

 

30. Buckley, Chris. Tibetan Furniture. Floating World Editions: 2005. A comprehensive history and survey of antique Tibetan furniture, its makers, motifs & designs, forms and uses. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 227 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [90270] $60.00

 

31. Busch, Jason T. "Such A Paradise Can Be Made On Earth". Furniture Patronage and Consumption in Antebellum Natchez, Mississippi 1828-1863. Jason T. Busch: 1998 / Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints: 2004. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. A study of the "patronage and consumption" of fine furniture by wealthy citizens of Natchez in the antebellum era. Hardcover. 6.5"x8.5", 264 pages; very poor b/w reproductions of photographs; a reprint from the original microfilm, on acid-free paper; bound in blue buckram, a fine copy. [90118] $125.00

 

32. Caldwell, Desiree. Germanic Influences on Philadelphia Early Georgian Seating Furniture. University of Delaware-Winterthur Program: 1985/Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints. A thesis on the Germanic influences found in Queen Anne Philadelphia seating furniture. Before his death, Benno Forman was the original faculty advisor for this thesis. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 162 pages, poor b/w illustrations; bibliography. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90173] $65.00

 

33. [Caspary Collection] The Very Notable Alfred H. Caspary Collection of Queen Anne and Georgian Furniture, Sporting Paintings & Prints, American Furniture, Silver. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 29-30th,1955. Caspary, a member of the New York Stock Exchange for some 50 years, was a well-heeled collector with exquisite taste. This auction included some fine American 18th century furniture and some really extraordinary English 18th century furniture. Softcover. 7"x10", 121 pages, 353 lots, b/w illustrations; small spot on margin of last few pages; several institutional stamps. [07134] $30.00

 

34. Catalano, Kathleen Matilda. Cabinetmaking in Philadelphia, 1820-1840. Kathleen Catalano: 1972 / Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints: 2005. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. The first study devoted strictly to Empire-period Philadelphia furniture makers, with an emphasis on the cabinetmakers and their businesses rather than the dovetailing details on their cabinetry. Some of this material was also used in Catalano's essay in Winterthur Portfolio 13. Semowich 1082. Hardcover. 6.5"x8.5", 197+ pages; very poor b/w reproductions of photographs; a reprint from the original microfilm, on acid-free paper; bound in blue buckram, a fine copy. [90130] $125.00

 

35. Cescinsky, Herbert. The Gentle Art of Faking Furniture. New York; Dover Publications: 1967. A reprint of the 1931 edition of one of the most influential and best-loved books on fake furniture and its attendant hazards, fakers, detecting alterations, etc. "Literate and entertaining, and even though the remarks are directed at the collector of English furniture, students of American objects can profit by many of the general observations" -Ames & Ward. Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 168 pages, b/w illustrations; a certain amount of cover soil, and some wear at tips, etc. [30687] $40.00

 

36. Clouston, Kate W. The Chippendale Period in English Furniture. London; Debenham & Freebody and Edward Arnold: 1897. Although somewhat dated, Clouston's book remains an important early study of the work of Chippendale, Adam, Shearer, Hepplewhite and Sheraton. Clouston's spidery, intricate drawings perfectly mirror the furniture itself. Hardcover. 9"x12", 224 pages, line drawings; light soil, a little wear, binding dry. [08248] $75.00

 

37. Clouston, Kate W. The Chippendale Period in English Furniture. Weathervane Books: 1975. A facsimile of the 1897 edition. Although somewhat dated, Clouston's book remains an important early study of the work of Chippendale, Adam, Shearer, Hepplewhite and Sheraton. Hardcover. 6"x9", 224 pages, 200 drawings, dj. Pages lightly toned, jacket with closed tear. [05212] $25.00

 

38. Clunie, Margaret Burke. Salem Federal Furniture. Margaret Burke Clunie: 1965 / Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. The first attempt to comprehensively examine Salem's Federal-era cabinetmakers and their work. Clunie had access to the archives at the Essex Institute. Semowich 905. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 313 pages; very poor b/w reproductions of photographs; a reprint from the original microfilm. New. [90215] $65.00

 

39. Cooke, Edward S., Jr. New American Furniture: The Second Generation of Studio Furnituremakers. Boston; Museum of Fine Arts: 1989. An important exhibition, featuring 25 cabinetmakers from the "Second Generation" of studio cabinetmakers, those working from 1970 onward. Softcover. 10"x10", 131 pages, color and b/w illustrations; a fine copy. [30450] $25.00

 

40. Cooke, Edward S., Jr. [ed.]. Upholstery in America & Europe from the Seventeenth Century to World War I. New York; W.W. Norton & Co.: 1987. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 273 pages, many b/w and some color illustrations, dj; a near fine copy. [31353] $50.00

 

41. Cooper, Wendy Ann. The Furniture and Furnishings of John Brown, Merchant of Providence, 1736-1803. Wendy Ann Cooper: 1971 / Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 191+ pages; very poor b/w reproductions of photographs; a reprint from the original microfilm. New. [90212] $65.00

 

42. [Country House] A Celebration of the English Country House. New York; Sotheby's: April 11-12, 1997. Sale 6970. The auction sale of a supreme assemblage of antique English furniture, sporting paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and other decorations all in the spirit of the English country house. The catalog includes an essay on 'Power and Connoisseurship in the English Country House' by George Plumptre. Softcover. 8"x10.5", about 400 pages, 873 lots, color and b/w illustrations. Institutional stamp on first page. [31625] $40.00

 

43. [Country House] A Celebration of the English Country House. New York; Sotheby's: April 16-17, 1998. Sale 7118. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 429 pages, 904 lots, color and b/w illustrations. Prices realised sheet taped inside front cover. Institutional stamp on first page, else a fine copy. [31626] $40.00

 

44. [Court House Club] The Georgian and French Provincial Furnishings of The Court House Club, 206 East 65 Street, New York. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: February 2nd, 1943. Sale 429. Apparently the entire furnishings of the club, on the premises, organized by room. An interesting inventory of a 1930s New York "Gentleman's" club. The illustrations include several interior views. Softcover; 6.5"x9.5", 36 pages, 213 lots, b/w illustrations; light soil, small label on cover; priced. [04091] $40.00

 

45. Cullity, Brian. Plain and Fancy. New England Painted Furniture. Sandwich; Heritage Plantation: 1987. A loan exhibition of painted New England furniture and related items, such as boxes, a yarn winder, a churn... but mostly furniture. There is also an interesting essay on the development of painted furniture in America and biographies of some furniture painters. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 84 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w and color. Light wear. [31704] $125.00

 

46. Cummings, Abbott Lowell (ed.). Rural Household Inventories. Establishing the Names, Uses and Furnishings of Rooms in the Colonial New England Home, 1675-1775. Boston; Society for Preservation of New England Antiquities: 1964. A very interesting study of 109 period inventories, and an attempt to "translate" them. "A valuable compilation that has helped to draw attention to the inventory as a way of providing insight into the domestic life of the past" -Ames & Ward. This book has become quite uncommon. Hardcover. 7"x10", 306 pages, some b/w illustrations; a very nice copy. [31448] $350.00

 

47. Cummings, Abbott Lowell, et al. Samuel McIntire. A Bicentennial Symposium. Salem; Essex Institute: 1957. A series of papers presented on various aspects of McInitre's life and work, by such notable scholars as Fiske Kimball, Dean Fales, Nina Fletcher Little, and Mabel Swan. Softcover. 6"x9", 118 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear, a little soil, rear cover faded. [32005] $50.00

 

48. Dampierre, Florence de. The Best of Painted Furniture. New York; Rizzoli: 1991. A great visual survey of painted furniture both fine and simple, from fine 18th century French cabinetry to whimsical 19th century Pennsylvania blanket chests. Softcover. 9"x12", 200 pages, color illustrations. Light wear, but a nice copy. [32110] $30.00

 

49. Diderot. Miroitier Metteur au Teint (&) Miroitier. Paris: ca 1770. An exceptionally interesting Diderot section, illustrating the art of mirror makers. The plates include several workshop interiors, one illustrating the metallic backing being poured on and buffed, the other showing the plates being sized, polished and stacked. There are also several plates illustrating the various tools of the mirror-makers craft. 10"x16", 2 pages of text plus 8 engraved plates, disbound. [16796] $175.00

 

50. Dorman, Charles G. Delaware Cabinetmakers and Allied Artisans 1655-1855. Wilmington; Historical Society of Delaware: 1960. Includes biographical notes on identified Delaware cabinetmakers. Semowich 841. "An essential source for the study of Delaware furniture" -Ames & Ward. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 107 pages, 31 b/w illustrations. A fine copy. [31460] $150.00

 

51. Dow, George Francis. The Arts & Crafts in New England 1704-1775. Topsfield; The Wayside Press: 1927. "Gleanings from Boston newspapers relating to painting, engraving, silversmiths, pewterers, clockmakers, furniture, pottery, old houses, costume, trades and occupations". Semowich 911. Hardcover. 7"x10", 326 pages, b/w plates. Covers with moderate wear and a little soil, text a bit browned. [32012] $100.00

 

52. Downs, Joseph. American Furniture, Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. New York; Macmillan: 1952. The first edition of this cornerstone reference work, which remains the standard study of this period. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 10 color plates and 401 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, light rubbing and some wear to the jacket. [31347] $65.00

 

53. DuPont, Henry Francis. Joseph Downs, An Appreciation and A Bibliography of His Publications. Reprinted from the 1954 Walpole Society Note Book. This eloquent remembrance of Downs was written by his friend and employer, the great collector Henry F. Du Pont, and includes a complete bibliography of his articles and publications. Softcover. 6.5"x9", 20 pages, portrait frontispiece; light wear. [30514] $35.00

 

54. Dumonthier, Ernest. Chairs by the Jacob Brothers. Directory and Consulate Periods. Paris; Albert Morance Documents d'Art series: 1921. A pictorial survey of the chairs of these important French empire-period cabinetmakers. This portfolio includes a text booklet which includes a short biographical sketch, a list of the plates, and a page of the marks the brothers used on their furniture. Card Portfolio. 7"x9.5", 11 pages plus 42 b/w plates, loose in portfolio, as issued. Covers lightly worn, string ties perished; light soil, the margins of a few plates are slightly chipped. [30444] $250.00

 

55. Duncan, Alastair. Louis Majorelle. Master of Art Nouveau Design. London; Thames & Hudson: 1991. Master furniture maker Louis Majorelle was one of France's most successful and influential Art Nouveau designers. He brought Art Nouveau design to new heights, while maintaining the traditions and skills of France's grand 18th century ebenistes. This lavish book is illustrated with new color photos of his work, as well as illustrations from period catalogs and other sources. Hardcover. 9"x12", 224 pages, 136 color and 318 b/w illustrations, dj. A very nice copy. [32073] $125.00

 

56. Dyer, Walter A. & Esther S. Fraser. The Rocking Chair, an American Institution. New York; The Century Company: 1928. An early, chatty and anecdotal but nonetheless very interesting study of the development, types and forms of American rockers. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 127 pages, 29 b/w plates. Original mustard-brown pictorial cloth covers. A little light cover wear, light scattered internal foxing. [32106] $40.00

 

57. Edwards, Ralph & Margaret Jourdain. Georgian Cabinet-Makers c.1700-1800. London; Country Life Limited: 1962. 2nd prtg. of the 3rd, revised edition. A revised edition of this standard reference work by two of Britain's leading furniture experts. Far more than just a set of biographies of Hepplewhite, Sheraton, and Chippendale and , this study details the lives and work of 28 leading Georgian cabinetmakers and partnerships, as well as 60 more "lesser"-known craftsmen. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 247 pages, 233 b/w illustrations, dj; a nice copy in a worn jacket with a few big chips. [08808] $60.00

 

58. Edwards, Ralph. The Dictionary of English Furniture. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 1986. A classic reference. This is a reissue of the extensively revised 1954 edition. A "primary reference on the history of English furniture from the Middle Ages to the late Georgian period". 3 vols. Softcover. 8.5"x11.5", 350 + 383 + 376 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations and 40 color plates. Slipcased. Near fine. [31987] $150.00

 

59. Edwards, Ralph. English Chairs. London; HMSO/ V&A Museum: 1957. 2nd prntg. A sweeping pictorial survey of the V&A's chairs, illustrated chronologically from 1525 to 1820. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 26 pages of text plus 120 b/w plates; light wear, corners thumbed. [30891] $40.00

 

60. Edwards, Ralph. Georgian Furniture. London; HMSO - V&A: 1951. 2nd prtg. A survey of examples from the extensive collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum. Well illustrated. Good furniture. Softcover. 7.5"x9.5", 20 pages of text plus 171 b/w illustrations; light wear, tips thumbed, slight stain on top corner of title page. [06577] $40.00

 

61. Elder, William Voss III. Maryland Queen Anne and Chippendale Furniture of the Eighteenth Century. Baltimore Museum of Art: 1968. A "pioneering loan exhibition" (Ames & Ward) which includes descriptions and illustrations of 76 pieces, photographs of details, an appendix with photographs of cabinetmaker's labels, and a list of known 18th century Maryland cabinetmakers. Hardcover. 8"x8.5", 128 pages, b/w illustrations, dj; a very nice ex-library copy with a spine label, card pocket, bookplate and small stamp, but really quite neat, clean and tight. [31318] $150.00

 

62. Ellsworth, Robert Hatfield. Chinese Furniture. Hardwood Examples of the Ming, and Early Ch'ing Dynasties. London; Collins: [1970]. The desirable first edition of this classic, oversized reference, which illustrated furniture from a number of private and public collections. An outstanding book. Hardcover. 11"x13.5", 296+ pages, many b/w and some color illustrations; slipcased. A very nice, clean copy. [30258] $400.00

 

63. Ellyson, M. The Richmond Directory and Business Advertiser for 1856. Richmond; H.K. Ellyson, Printer: 1856. A complete listing of Richmond, Virginia inhabitants and businesses with their addresses and professions. It also features many pages of advertisements. Hardcover. 5"x7.5", ii + 1-36, 45-278 pages, some line-illustrated advertisements. Publisher's embossed brown cloth with gilt titles. Ex-library with spine label, stamps, and perforation on the title page. Lacks advertising leaves 5/6, 21/22, 31/32, 75/76, and with large portions torn from advertising leaves 11/12, 15/16, 273/274, with significant loss. The pagination is also a bit odd- the first free leaf is the printed page titled "Index of Advertisements", which is an integral sheet with the paste-down; but the other side of this first page, also listing advertisers, is numbered "iv". The leaves then run 1-36, all advertisements, followed by the title page leaf (which has been remounted) and the Preface leaf, followed by leaf 49/50. Though there might be advertising pages missing, there are no advertisements listed in the index for pages 37-44, and no other prefatory matter appears to be missing. Despite the condition, a rather scarce and desirable antebellum southern directory. [31224] $600.00

 

64. Evans, Nancy Goyne. Windsor-Chair Making in America. From Craft Shop to Consumer. Hanover; University Press of New England: 2006. The book includes a paint color chart based on more than 1,200 references, a bibliography, and a hundreds of photos of the chairs themselves. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 475 pages, loaded with color and b/we illustrations, dj. New. [90188] $65.00

 

65. [Evans] Important American Furniture from the Collection of the Late Thomas Mellon and Betty Evans. New York; Sotheby's: June 19, 1998. Sale 7164. The catalog of an auction devoted to extraordinary furniture and Americana from the Thomas Mellon and Betty Evans collection. Softcover. 8"x11", 151 pages, 157 lots, color illustrations, prices realized sheet taped to inside front cover. Institutional stamp on title page, else fine condition. [31837] $35.00

 

66. Fairbanks, Jonathan L., Robert Trent, et al. New England Begins: The Seventeenth Century. Boston; Museum of Fine Arts: 1982. The famous catalog to the landmark loan exhibition, and a wonderful work of scholarship as well, with essays delving into various aspects of 17th century New England decorative and fine arts. This catalog includes essays by Fairbanks, Trent, David Grayson Allen, David D. Hall, Robert Blair St. George, Susan Gibb, and Albert S. Roe. Softcover. 3 volumes. 8"x11", 575 pages, b/w and color illustrations. Covers soiled and somewhat worn, tips thumbed, etc. Contents with light soil, color plates in Vol.2 with light water stain along the bottom. A well-used set and priced accordingly. [31738] $400.00

 

67. Fales, Dean A. American Painted Furniture, 1660-1880. New York; Bonanza Books: 1986. An important reference work. "Special attention is given to federal-period fancy furniture, Windsor chairs, and painting on Shaker and Pennsylvania German furniture... this remains an excellent overview." (Ames) Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 299 pages, 510 illustrations, some in color, dj. Jacket lightly soiled. [31072] $85.00

 

68. Fales, Dean A. The Furniture of Historic Deerfield. New York; E.P. Dutton: 1976. The beautiful and scholarly catalog of this very important collection of 17th and 18th century New England furniture. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 294 pages, 578 illustrations, several in color, dj; light wear. Signed by Dean Fales. [30476] $125.00

 

69. Fales, Dean A., Jr. Cotton Bennett, Beverly Cabinetmaker: A Discovery. [contained in the] Essex Institute Historical Collections; July, 1964. Dean Fales discusses an elegant Sheraton desk/bookcase presented to the Society by Bennett, and then explores newly-discovered details of his life. Softcover. 6"x9". Article: 4 pages, 3 b/w illustrations. Entire issue: 81 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil. [31503] $25.00

 

70. Fales, Dean A., Jr. Essex County Furniture: Documented Treasures from Local Collections, 1660-1860. A Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition. Salem; Essex Institute: 1965. A catalog of 76 documented Essex-county items, including 47 pieces of furniture, in addition to frames, clocks and looking glasses. The catalog includes important 17th century work, as well as a good selection of Federal-era pieces. Softcover. 6"x9", about 100 pages, many b/w illustrations. Covers a bit rubbed and soiled. [32140] $100.00

 

71. [Faucigny-Lucinage Collection] Valuable French XVIII Century & Other Furniture, Paintings & Objets d'Art, From the Collection of Rodolphe, Prince de Faucigny-Lucinge, and from other owners. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 22-23rd, 1955. The reason the title says "& other furniture" is that the Prince did not confine himself to the 18th century, but gamboled a bit into the 19th with such items as a Directoire cut-crystal pedestal table with a green scagliola top, and a pair of ca.1825 carved and painted palm trees with brass leaves... Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 169 pages, 423 lots, b/w illustrations; several institutional stamps. [07150] $30.00

 

72. Feld, Elizabeth & Stuart. In Pointed Style. The Gothic Revival in America, 1800-1860. New York; Hirschl & Adler Galleries: 2006. A wonderful exhibition catalog, featuring furniture, architecture, glass, lighting, silver and other decorations. Illustrated with many period prints and artwork, as well as stunning new color photographs. With an introductory essay by David B. Warren. Softcover. 9"x11", 144 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Bibliography. New. [90200] $45.00

 

73. Feld, Elizabeth & Stuart. Of the Newest Fashion. Masterpieces of American Neo-Classical Decorative Arts. New York; Hirschl & Adler Galleries: 2001. Hirschl & Adler's 50th Anniversary exhibition. A beautifully illustrated catalog, with furniture, silver, lighting, etc. Softcover. 9"x11", 103 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. [90199] $40.00

 

74. Feld, Stuart P. Boston in the Age of Neo-Classicism, 1810-1840. New York; Hirschl & Adler Galleries: 1999. A beautifully illustrated exhibition catalog. Includes an introductory essay by Page Talbot. Softcover. 9"x11", 143 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Bibliography. New. [90198] $40.00

 

75. Filaoro, James. Connecticut Furniture 1700-1800. Norwalk Historical Society: 1979. An exhibition, staged to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the burning of Norwalk. The 37 pieces were drawn from both private and public collections, and the descriptions are of the thumbnail type. Uncommon. Spiral bound. 9.5"x7.5", 5 pages of text plus 37 b/w plates with descriptive text, all printed single-side. A fine copy. [32146] $125.00

 

76. [Flayderman] American Furniture including labeled, pedigreed and historic examples, from the Collection of Benjamin Flayderman, Boston, Mass. New York; Anderson Galleries: April 17-18th, 1931. Sale 3908. This sale of fantastic pieces included an entire McIntyre room with original furniture, carved and painted panels and walls -the whole thing! (which must have made Sack happy). Softcover. 7.5"x11", 165 pages, 368 lots, b/w illustrations, priced. Light wear, light soil, cover edges worn. [31968] $150.00

 

77. Fleming, E. McClung. A Tribute to Charles F. Montgomery, 1910-1978. The Pickering Press: 1978. A booklet recording the remarks delivered by a colleague of the noted Winterthur Director and arts historian at a memorial service at Yale on March 2, 1978. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 8 pages. Two small Winterthur price stickers partially removed from the rear cover, else a nice copy. [31465] $40.00

 

78. [Floyd Chairs] Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Decorative Arts. New York; Christie's: October 21, 1994. Sale 7980. Included a set of seven Federal side chairs that descended directly from William Floyd, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 120 pages, 202 lots, color and b/w illustrations, light wear. [09021] $35.00

 

79. Forman, Benno M. American Seating Furniture, 1630-1730. An Interpretive Catalogue. New York; Winterthur / W.W. Norton: 1988. A major work on American seating furniture. Benno Forman spent much of his time at Winterthur working on his research into American seating furniture, and had planned a comprehensive study, which his untimely death prevented. This work was nearing completion, however, and covers the first hundred years in unrivaled depth. Hardcover. 9"x12.5", 397 pages, many b/w illustrations, dj. A near fine copy. [32067] $125.00

 

80. Fransen, Hans. The Cape Chair. The Illustrated Edition of the Catalogue of an Exhibition Held in the Stellenbosch Museum. Stellenbosch Museum: 1970. Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies. The exhibition showcased chairs made at the Cape of Good Hope from the 17th century to the mid-19th century. Many of the illustrations are a bit on the small side, showing style but not a great deal of fine detail. Hardcover. 8"x10", 80 pages, b/w and line illustrations, dj. A fine copy. Signed. [32045] $175.00

 

81. [French Furniture] A Distinguished Collection of French Furniture. The Property of a Lady. London; Christie's: May 19, 1983. This sale included much nice furniture, but was also notable for its superb selection of Louis XV and Louis XVI ormolu candlesticks, figural candelabra, chandeliers and other fancy lighting. Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 133 pages, 120 lots, color and b/w illustrations, dj; near fine. [09261] $60.00

 

82. [Fugeres Collection] French XVIII Century Furniture and Decorative Objects, Property of Baron Michel de Fugeres, Jacques Burnier, Mrs. Marion Corval, and others. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 8-9th, 1949. Sale 1056. Some fine furniture including a Louis XVI acajou bureau a cylinder with lots of mounted bronze dore, Louis XVI chairs with Aubusson tapestry upholstery, and much more. Softcover. 7"x10", 104 pages, 427 lots, b/w illustrations; several institutional stamps. [07562] $25.00

 

83. Garrett, Rhoda & Agnes. Suggestions for House Decoration in Painting, Woodwork and Furniture. London; Macmillan: 1879. 6th ed. A popular guide to the Aesthetic, or "Queen Anne" style as it might be applied to the furniture, wallpaper, draperies and other decorations of a middle-class Victorian home of good taste- "Every one who has a house of his own may, I hope, find useful hints, for the rules of good taste apply to the cottage as well as to the manor house...Expensive decoration has not been advocated; nothing, in fact, but what may be secured at the same cost as the ugliness which at present pervades too many even of our wealthiest homes". The text is illustrated with 6 wood engraved plates, three of which feature grand mantelpieces. Hardcover. 5"x7.25", viii + 90 pages, with 1 b/w text illustration, plus 6 b/w plates; 4 pages of advertisements. Publisher's blue cloth with black decoration; covers a little worn, but a very nice copy. [09897] $150.00

 

84. Garrett, Wendell, et al. Neo-Classicism in America. Inspiration and Innovation 1810-1840. New York; Hirschl & Adler Galleries: 1991. A wide-ranging exhibition featuring furniture and decorative arts, beautifully photographed and meticulously described. Softcover. 9"x10", 135 pages, color and b/w illustrations; New. [90197] $40.00

 

85. Garvin, Donna-Belle, James L. Garvin & John F. Page. Plain & Elegant, Rich & Common. Documented New Hampshire Furniture, 1750-1850. Concord; New Hampshire Historical Society: 1978. A loan exhibition which explored the regional characteristics of New Hampshire furniture as they related to other cabinetmaking centers in Maine and Massachusetts. The documented pieces of furniture often include labels or advertisements, and interesting biographical information on the cabinetmakers. Softcover. 7.5"x11", 153 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear. [30647] $125.00

 

86. Garvin, Donna-Belle. Concord, New Hampshire: A Furniture-Making Capitol. [a special issue of] Historical New Hampshire, Spring, 1990. New Hampshire Historical Society. A special issue, devoted entirely to Concord, New Hampshire furniture and cabinetmakers. Includes the title essay by Garvan, a catalog of the accompanying loan exhibition, and a checklist of furniture craftsmen, manufacturers and dealers in Concord prior to 1901 compiled by Deborah Tapley. Softcover. 6"x9", 108 pages, b/w illustrations; covers rubbed and a bit worn, slightly creased. [31080] $85.00

 

87. [Giannestras] American Furniture by Important Makers. Pewter, Silver, Other Appointments, Collection of Mrs. Virginia F. Giannestras, Cincinnati, Ohio. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: January 20, 1962. Sale 2080. The auction of a fine collection which included pieces by Benjamin Randolph, John Townsend, Samuel McIntire, Duncan Phyfe and others. A number of the pieces had been purchased from Israel Sack. Softcover. 7"x10", 52 pages, 177 lots, b/w illustrations. A clean, nice catalog. [31890] $40.00

 

88. [Gillingham] XVIII Century American Furniture, Rare Silver (etc.) The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harrold E. Gillingham. Philadelphia; Samuel T. Freeman & Company: April 16-20th, 1945. The auction sale of the fine collection of the noted Philadelphia antiquary and collector. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 131 pages, some b/w illustrations; some cover soil and wear, etc. [31601] $125.00

 

89. Giner, Francisco. Estudios Sobre Artes Industriales y Cartas Literarias. Madrid: 1926. A series of essays on various art and literary topics by a professor at the University of Madrid. The arts section devotes over 100 pages to a history of furniture from ancient times to the 12th century. Hardcover. 5"x7.5", 363 pages; bound in newer red Spanish leather with raised bands; from the library of Robert Alan Green, with his bookplate. [07821] $50.00

 

90. [Ginsburg Collection] Property from the Collection of Cora and Benjamin Ginsburg. Portsmouth; Northeast Auctions: August 3, 2003. The auction of the personal collections of these noted antiques dealers. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 127 pages, 2201 lots, b/w and color illustrations; some wear; prices realised list. [09234] $50.00

 

91. [Glen Collection] Fine Furniture and Decorations including Asian Works of Art, Silver & The Glen Collection. New York; Phillips: October 20-21, 1998. Sale 797. A fine auction, lots 1-153 comprise the collection of English and Scottish furniture of Dr. William Lawrence Glen; also included is an extensive selection of English furniture and Asian antiques, including ceramics, sculpture and metalwork Softcover. 8"x10.5", 224 pages, 908 lots, color and b/w illustrations; a fine copy. [09220] $35.00

 

92. [Gothic] Catalogue of a Collection of Gothic Caskets, Wood Carvings and Fine Oak Furniture, the property of an English Private Collector. London; Sotheby & Co.: May 23-24, 1974. A very nice auction of early wood and iron caskets, 16th century wood carvings, and Henry VII, Elizabethan, and 17th century oak furniture. Softcover. 7"x9.5", 119 pages, 231 lots, many b/w plates; prices realised sheet included; a very nice copy. [09047] $45.00

 

93. Grandjean, Serge. Empire Furniture. 1800 to 1825. New York; Taplinger Publishing Co.: 1966. This standard study of French Empire furniture was written by the Conservatuer at the Louvre, a specialist in furniture and metalwork. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 120 pages plus 4 color and 96 b/w plates; dj; jacket rubbed and a bit worn. [30400] $150.00

 

94. [Greener] The George Courtright Greener Collection of Arts & Craftsmanship of Many Nations sold by order of the North Bennet Street Industrial School, Boston, Mass. New York; Anderson Galleries: March 18-23, 1929. Sale 2328. The auction of a magnificent assemblage of English and European antique furniture, metalware, ceramics, architectural pieces, and other decorations. Greener was Director of the North Bennet Street School, and spent several summers touring Europe and selecting pieces for shipment back to the school for use in art education and eventual sale. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 305 pages, 1,466 lots, b/w illustrations. Light soil, a little wear. [31895] $65.00

 

95. Greenlaw, Barry A. New England Furniture at Williamsburg. Charlottesville; University Press of Virginia: 1974. A very fine catalog of the collection assembled by Colonial Williamsburg. The collection is strongest in 18th century furniture. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 195 pages, 164 b/w illustrations; light wear; a nice copy. [30406] $60.00

 

96. Griffin, William & Florence, et al. Neat Pieces. The Plain-Style Furniture of 19th Century Georgia. University of Georgia Press: 2006. A new edition of the classic and important 1983 catalog. This loan exhibition of Georgia "plain" furniture of the period 1820-1860 was the result of five years of painstaking work. This augmented edition features color illustrations of most of the pieces, and a new Introduction. Softcover. 8"x11", 236 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. [90193] $39.95

 

97. Griffith, Lee Ellen. Line and Berry and Inlaid Furniture: A regional craft tradition in Pennsylvania, 1682-1790. Lee Ellen Griffith: 1988 / Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints. A dissertation for the University of Pennsylvania. The author's research included privately owned examples. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 260 pages, line illustrations and very poor b/w reproductions of photographs; a reprint from the original microfilm. New. [90205] $65.00

 

98. Hackenbroch, Yvonne. English Furniture with some furniture of other countries in the Irwin Untermyer Collection. Cambridge; Harvard University Press: 1958. "The Irwin Untermyer Collection...includes superb examples of English furniture of almost every style and every period from the late Middle Ages to the end of the 18th century." Hardcover. 9.5"x12", lxv + 96 pages plus 20 color and 338 b/w plates, dj; jacket with wear and chips including a 4"x6" triangle missing from the heavily creased rear cover. [30465] $500.00

 

99. Haines, Carol L. & Lisa H. Foote. "Forms to Sett on" A Social History of Concord Seating Furniture. Concord Antiquarian Museum: 1980s. A very interesting exhibition of seating furniture forms from 1680 to 1850. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 36 pages, b/w illustrations; light soil. [08494] $35.00

 

100. Hall, Elton W. New Bedford Furniture. With a checklist of New Bedford Cabinetmakers and related craftsmen to 1870. New Bedford; Old Dartmouth Historical Society: 1978. An offprint from the Magazine Antiques, with an additional 11-page listing of New Bedford cabinetmakers with short biographies. Softcover. 9"x12", 27 pages, 3 color and 21 b/w illustrations; near fine. [31702] $45.00

 

101. Hanks, David. Innovative Furniture in America from 1800 to the Present. New York; Horizon Press: 1981. Although the book accompanied an exhibition, it includes much more material, in the form of period photographs and catalog reproductions, than the exhibition itself did. The word "innovative" is sued in several contexts here- furniture made using innovative techniques, materials, portability, or functions. Rodris Roth contributes the essay "Nineteenth-Century American Patent Furniture". Hardcover. 9"x12", 199 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32149] $85.00

 

102. Harris, Eileen The Furniture of Robert Adam. London; Academy Editions / New York; St. Martin's Press: 1973. "With the aid of the collection of Adam drawings in Sir John Soane's Museum, existing pieces, accounts, and biographical data, Mrs. John Harris has set out to present a coherent account of the origin, development, and character of Adam furniture, and to assess its place in the history of Neo-classicism". Hardcover. 6.5"x7.5", 110 pages + 156 b/w plates, dj; light wear. [30650] $85.00

 

103. Harrison, Stephen G. Furniture Trade in New Orleans, 1840-1880: The Largest Assortment Constantly on Hand. Stephen G. Harrison: 1997 / Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. A study of the business of selling furniture in New Orleans before, during, and after the Civil War.Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 6.5"x8.5", 121 pages; very poor b/w reproductions of photographs; a reprint from the original microfilm. New. [90207] $65.00

 

104. [Haskell Collection] The Americana Collection of the Late Mrs. J. Amory Haskell. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: April 26th, 1944 through February 16th, 1945 (six sessions). One of the largest and most distinguished collections of American furniture and decorative accessories ever assembled by one person. Mrs. Haskell spent 60 years putting it together, and it took six sales to disperse it. The American furniture falls into what Leslie Hyam, in his introduction to the catalogs, terms the "decisive hundred years"- 1730-1830. It includes the largest and most complete collection of Philadelphia seating furniture ever assembled privately, and examples of the best pieces of many other types, largely of Pennsylvania and New Jersey origin. The "country" furniture included a magnificent selection of Pennsylvania and New England windsors. There were also 50 cabinetmakers' models. And much, much, much more. Softcover. 6 volumes, bound into 2. 7.5"x10.5", 1,413 pages, 5,875 lots, hundreds of b/w illustrations. Original softcovers bound into neat blue cloth. Cloth covers a bit rubbed and faded, but tight. Some penciled notes and prices. [31879] $450.00

 

105. Hasluck, Paul N. Domestic Jobbing. The Repair of Household Articles with numerous engravings and diagrams. Philadelphia; David McKay: 1912. A very useful little book, with illustrated instructions concerning how to repair furniture, cane chairs, glaze windows, make & repair umbrellas, sharpen & repair knives, "traveling cutlers grinding machines and barrows", and repairing locks & make keys. A treasure-trove of period techniques, tools and fixes. Hardcover. 4.25"x7", 160 pages, line illustrations; publisher's green cloth with red Art Nouveau decoration and black titles. A tight, nice copy. [30916] $50.00

 

106. Hayden, Arthur. The Furniture Designs of Thomas Sheraton, arranged by J. Munro Bell, with an Introduction and Critical Estimate by Arthur Hayden. London; Gibbings and Company: 1910. An early collection and analysis of Sheraton's cabinetmaking designs. Hayden's appreciation, while not as up-to-date as some, and a good target for modern revisionists, is nonetheless a lyrical and literate short essay which is fitting tribute to Sheraton's tragic genius. The plates are a reissue of the plates in the 1802 edition of "The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book". Hardcover. 9"x12.5", xxvi pages plus 128 b/w plates; covers scuffed, hinges shaken, endpapers spotted, but contents fine. [08236] $150.00

 

107. Heal, Sir Ambrose. The London Furniture Makers, from the Restoration to the Victorian Era, 1660-1840. London; B.T. Batsford: 1953. This book was the result of thirty years of research, and includes the names, dates and addresses of 2,500 London cabinetmakers and cabinetmaking firms. There are also illustrations of many of their dramatic and beautiful engraved trade cards. An important reference work. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", xx + 276 pages, loaded with b/w illustrations; dj. Jacket soiled and with a chip at the spine head. Book clean and tight. [32055] $100.00

 

108. Heckscher, Morrison H. & Leslie Greene Bowman.American Rococo, 1750-1775. Elegance in Ornament. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, LA County Museum of Art, and Harry N. Abrams: 1992. The catalog to, and text which accompanied, the important loan exhibition. In addition to describing the pieces exhibited, the authors discuss the European Rococo influence on American arts and architecture of the period, including furniture, silver, prints, glass, ceramics and many other objects, from bookplates to clock faces. Hardcover. 9.5"x11.5", 288 pages, color and b/w illustrations; dj. A nice copy. [31479] $40.00

 

109. Heller, Carl Benno. Art Nouveau Furniture. Berghaus Verlag: 1994. A lovely, oversized, elegantly opulent survey of Art Nouveau furniture and its designers in England, France, Belgium, Germany and Austria. Hardcover. 10"x13.5", 152 pages, 4 tipped-in color plates, color illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32058] $75.00

 

110. Herman, Lloyd E. Paint on Wood. Decorated American Furniture Since the 17th Century. Smithsonian Institution Press: 1977. The catalog to a loan exhibition at the Renwick Gallery which is interesting in its scope, which goes all the way to the present day. Softcover. 9"x12", 36 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Some cover soil and wear, tips thumbed, lightly bumped, name crossed out on front cover. A used copy. [31709] $40.00

 

111. Heydenryk, Henry. The Art and History of Frames. An Inquiry into the Enhancement of Paintings. New York; James A. Heinemann: 1963. A very interesting survey of the stylistic development of frames and their relationship to art. Frames have, over the centuries, been meant to do different things, and performed their tasks in different ways, as is explained in the text and captions. Hardcover. 10"x8.5", 119 pages, b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography; jacket with some wear, and torn. [09467] $125.00

 

112. Hinckley, F. Lewis. A Directory of Queen Anne, Early Georgian and Chippendale Furniture, Establishing the Preeminence of the Dublin Craftsmen. New York; Crown Publishers: 1971. An important work on Irish furniture which reattributed many pieces thought to be English to Dublin cabinetmakers. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 277 pages, 467 b/w illustrations, dj. Corner bumped, jacket soiled, slightly worn. [30443] $65.00

 

113. Hipkiss, Edwin J. Eighteenth Century American Arts. The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Paintings, Drawings, Engravings, Furniture, Silver, Needlework & Incidental Objects Gathered to Illustrate the Achievements of American Artists and Craftsmen of the Period from 1720 to 1820. Cambridge; Harvard University Press: 1941. The well illustrated and important catalog of this major collection of American furniture, silver and accessories. "The catalog includes 125 examples of high-style furniture, the vast majority from Massachusetts and Rhode Island, although some superb Philadelphia objects are included. These objects are not included in Richard Randall's 1965 catalog. Karolik's musings, "As I Reflect upon the Collection", provide a fascinating look at the mind of an idiosyncratic collector" -Ames & Ward. Semowich 1352. Hardcover. 9.25"x12", 366 pages, 318 b/w illustrations. Light wear, but a nice copy. [31784] $250.00

 

114. Hofer, Margaret Kugelman. The Tory Joiner of Middleborough, Massachusetts: Simeon Doggett and his community, 1762-1792. University of Delaware: 1991/Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints. A dissertation based on an account book found in the Connecticut Historical Society. Doggett was "an ordinary man who made his living by farming, making furniture, and building houses". Also includes a list of woodworking artisans in eastern Massachusetts between 1760-1810. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 117 pages, poor b/w illustrations. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90179] $65.00

 

115. Hopkins, Thomas Smith & Walter S. Cox. Colonial Furniture of West New Jersey. Haddonfield; The Historical Society of Haddonfield: 1936. Edition limited to 300 copies. The work of an early collector, and more of a tribute to enthusiasm than scholarship. The authors make no attempt to identify cabinetmakers or even the location a piece was made, but they do present a fairly complete provenance of each piece, most of them having been passed down in the same family since the 18th century. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 113 pages, b/w illustrations; a nice copy with a small wrinkle on the bottom edge of the pages, but o/w nice, bright, clean and tight. [32127] $350.00

 

116. Horie, Velson (ed.). The Conservation of Decorative Arts. London; Archtype Publications: 1999. A series of papers presented at a Conservation conference on topics covering glass, wallpaper, tin-glazed tiles, window dressings, lacquer ware, straw-work, furniture & marquetry, trade signs, and more. Softcover. 8"x11.5", several color and many b/w illustrations. New. [90261] $60.00

 

117. Hornor, William M. Blue Book of Philadelphia Furniture, William Penn to George Washington, with special reference to the Philadelphia-Chippendale School. Philadelphia; privately printed: 1935. "Much work has been done on Philadelphia furniture in the past fifty years in the form of articles, catalogues and theses, but no single book has yet superseded Hornor; it remains essential to research on Philadelphia furniture..." (Ames & Ward). The new edition does not contain Hornor's original preface included here. Hardcover. 8"x11", 340 pages, plus 502 b/w illustrations; a very nice, clean, tight copy with a slightly faded spine with some of the gilt spine lettering chipping. [30678] $375.00

118. as above, Highland House: 1988. 3rd prtg. A reprint of the 1935 study. Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 340 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [31632] $175.00

 

119. Hornung, Clarence P. Treasury of American Design and Antiques. Harry N. Abrams: 1976 A new edition, based on the illustrations in the 'Index of American Design', a series of watercolors of American antiques, produced as a WPA project in the 1930s and housed in the National Gallery of Art. This survey of the best examples from the collection including furniture. Hardcover. 9"x12", 846 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. [32059] $45.00

 

120. Horton, Frank L. & Carolyn J. Weekley. The Swisegood School of Cabinetmaking. Winston-Salem; MESDA: 1973. The catalog to a loan exhibition of 20 pieces of furniture by members of the "Swisegood School" of cabinetmakers of the Yadkin River Valley of North Carolina in the first decades of the 19th century. Semowich 697. Softcover. 9"x12", 50 pages, b/w illustrations. Covers with light soil, a little wear, tips thumbed. Small black label on the spine. [32136] $75.00

 

121. Household Furniture and Interior Decoration Executed from the Designs of Thomas Hope. London; John Tiranti: 1946. 2nd prtg. Thomas Hope [1770-1831] studied architecture in Italy, Greece, Egypt and Asia Minor and later became a friend of the famous French Neoclassicist Charles Percier, whose influence shows strongly in Hope's own work. Hope's 1807 publication of his "Designs" crystallized the apexual moment (no, "apexual is not a real word) of the English Regency style, which had been bopping around for half a decade or so. This facsimile edition of the plates from Hope's work does not include his accompanying short text, which was more of a political polemic on reform than a discussion of furniture. Hardcover. 10"x14.5", ii pages plus 60 b/w plates, dj; light wear, a little soil; jacket chipped and worn. [08464] $85.00

 

122. Howe, Katherine S. & David B. Warren. The Gothic Revival Style in America, 1830-1870. Houston Museum of Fine Arts: 1976. An important loan exhibition, and the first major modern study of the Gothic Revival style. Furniture accounts for more than half the 195 items exhibited and catalogued, with the remainder comprising clocks and lighting, lacy and other glass, ceramics, silver, paintings, cast iron birdhouses, wallpaper and stoves. Softcover. 10.5"x9", 101 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w with several color plates; light cover wear and a little soil. [30644] $150.00

 

123. Hummel, Charles F. A Winterthur Guide to American Chippendale Furniture. Middle Atlantic and Southern Colonies. New York; Winterthur/ Crown Publishers: 1976. A good study, based on the Winterthur Collection. Softcover. 6"x8.5", 142 pages, 16 color and 135 b/w illustrations; light soil, a nice copy. [06023] $30.00

 

124. Jervis, Simon. Printed Furniture Designs Before 1650. The Furniture History Society: 1974. An important compilation of 16th and 17th century furniture designs from period design books, with commentary. Jervis had access to museums throughout Europe and England and was able to provide an eye-opening and thoroughly enjoyable survey of designs from these rare books in a volume which is itself becoming increasingly hard-to-find. Hardcover. 6.5"x9", x + 54 pages, plus 449 b/w plates; a nice copy. [08270] $375.00

 

125. Jobe, Brock W. The Boston Furniture Industry, 1725-1760. University of Delaware: 1976/Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints. The master's thesis of one of the leading scholars of American furniture. Semowich 925. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 143 pages, muddy b/w illustrations; bibliography. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90153] $65.00

 

126. Jobe, Brock W. (ed.). New England Furniture. Essays in Memory of Benno M. Forman. [in] Old-Time new England. Volume 72. Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities: 1987. Brock Jobe contributes a bibliography of Forman's works, and there are essays on various aspects of American 17th and 18th century furniture by Philip Zea, Gerald W.R. Ward, Jeanne Sloane, Luke Beckerdite, Brock Jobe, Myrna Kaye, William Hosley, Jr., Robert Mussey, Jr., Andrew Passeri and Robert Trent. Softcover. 6"x9", 354 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear, covers faded. [08467] $40.00

 

127. Jobe, Brock. Portsmouth Furniture. Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast. Hanover; University Press of New England/ SPNEA: 1993. A massive and important work, based in part upon an exhibition but, as Jobe notes- "The book is more comprehensive than the exhibition, including furniture dating from as early as 1675 and extends beyond a simple cataloguing of the salient characteristics of the objects to tell the story of the development of Portsmouth furniture. Both the ornate and the ordinary are represented, though the former predominate. Three essays provide an overview of the historical and architectural scene and the business of making furniture in Portsmouth. The appendices include a checklist of Portsmouth-area craftsmen, which is the most comprehensive list published to date, as well as the checklist of branded furniture". Softcover. 9"x12.5", 454 pages, color and b/w illustrations; a near fine copy. [32030] $600.00

 

128. Joy, Edward. English Furniture 1800-1851. London; Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications / Ward Lock Limited: 1977. Hardcover. 9"x10", 318 pages, 8 color plates and 400 b/w illustrations, dj; a near fine copy in a lightly worn jacket. [31287] $100.00

 

129. [Karolik] O'Doherty, Brian. Maxim Karolik, 1893-1963. Boston; Museum of Fine Arts: (1963). A tribute to the great collector and benefactor; finely printed, a handsome volume. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 16 pages plus 2 tipped-in b/w plates; printed on fine, deckle-edge paper. [05975] $45.00

 

130. Kaye, Myrna. Fake, Fraud, or Genuine? Identifying Authentic American Antique Furniture. New York Graphic Society/Little Brown: 1987. An essential book, showing the reader how to look at a piece of furniture and recognize the telltale signs of a fake. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 214 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj. [31581] $45.00

 

131. Kelly, Alison. The Book of English Fireplaces. London; Country Life Books: 1968. This is a good history of 16th-20th century fireplaces in England, with plenty of illustrations. Hardcover. 8"x10", 96 pages, 111 b/w illustrations, dj; a little soil. [32007] $30.00

 

132. Kennedy Galleries. Age of the Revolution and Early Republic in Fine and Decorative Arts: 1750-1824. New York; Kennedy Galleries & Israel Sack, Inc.: 1977. A joint exhibition of paintings, prints, furniture, silver and other decorative accessories. This must have been quite something to see. The catalog includes good b/w photographs and descriptions of the items. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 95 pages, b/w illustrations; light cover wear. [31286] $75.00

 

133. Kenney, John T. The Hitchcock Chair, The Story of a Connecticut Yankee... New York; Clarkson Potter: 1971. "The story of a Connecticut Yankee- L. Hitchcock of Hitchcockville- and an account of the restoration of his 19th century manufactory". This reference surveys the 19th century chairs and other furniture made by Hitchcock as well as the rise and fall of the Hitchcock factory, and its subsequent revival. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 339 pages, 11 color plates and 400+ b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, small owner's inscription on the endpaper. [31633] $85.00

 

134. Kenny, Peter M. , et al. American Kasten. The Dutch-Style Cupboards of New York and New Jersey, 1650-1800. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1991. A well illustrated exhibition catalog exploring the origins and uses of these cupboards, their construction, and extant examples. A surprisingly uncommon catalog. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 80 pages, color and b/w illustrations; near fine. [31451] $600.00

 

135. Kindig, Joseph K. III. The Philadelphia Chair, 1685-1785. Historical Society of York County: 1978. A standard study, published in conjunction with a loan exhibition. The catalog has more in common with Sack's "Fine Points of Furniture" than most exhibition catalogs, in that such things as dimensions are not noted, the commentary being related strictly to stylistic matters. At the end of the catalog there is a section illustrating many differing examples of details in the carvings on the legs and backs of the chairs. Hardcover. 9"x8.5", about 102 pages, packed with b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [31461] $85.00

 

136. [King Hooper Mansion] The Important Collection of American Antiques from the King Hooper Mansion, Marblehead, Mass. Sold by Order of Mr. I. Sack, Boston. New York; The Anderson Galleries: December 10-11, 1926. Sale 2112. The first of Israel Sack's famous "King Hooper Mansion" sales. Sack filled the historic Marblehead mansion with period furniture and accessories, left them on display there for a year, and then sold them all at auction; and then he did it again. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 104 pages, 304 lots, b/w illustrations. Covers a bit worn with a few creases and tips thumbed and creased, minor soil. Small, faint water stain in the very corner of the lower gutter. [31971] $125.00

 

137. [King Hooper Mansion] Important American Antiques from the King Hooper Mansion, Marblehead, Mass. [Part Two]. Sold by Order of Mr. I. Sack, Boston. New York; The Anderson Galleries: November 11-12, 1927. Sale 2192. The second of Israel Sack's famous "King Hooper Mansion" sales. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 141 pages, 291 lots, b/w illustrations. Light soil, a little wear, slight stain at the top corner near the spine. Spine head chipped, very light water "wave" along the top of the first pages. [31972] $125.00

 

138. Kirk, John T. American Chairs, Queen Anne and Chippendale. New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1972. A valuable reference to American Colonial chairs. Hardcover. 11"x12", 208 pages, color frontispiece and 252 b/w illustrations, dj. A very nice copy. Signed. [09126] $250.00

 

139. John T. American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830. New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1982. A groundbreaking study which examined the sources and background of American furniture design in the Colonial and Federal periods. Softcover. 9"x12", 397 pages, 1,508 illustrations, some in color; dj; a nice copy; Signed. [09138] $50.00

 

140. Kirk, John T. American Furniture. Understanding Styles, Construction, and Quality. New York; Harry N. Abrams: 2000. "What style is it? How is it put together? Is it real or is it a fake? How can I make it look its best without destroying its value? John T. Kirk answers these and many other questions about when, where, how, and even why a piece of furniture was made. And by juxtaposing genuine works with copies, he shows how to judge the quality and authenticity of antiques to distinguish a fake from the real thing." Hardcover. 9"x12", 234 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. Signed. [90202] $40.00

 

141. Kirk, John T. Early American Furniture. How to Recognize, Evaluate, Buy, and Care for the Most Beautiful Pieces... New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1970. An essential work, and one of the classic books showing how to analyze and understand a piece of furniture. "It is Kirk's gift to be able to see furniture and to communicate his understanding of the form and ornament to others. This introduction remains the best guide to the essential skill of learning to look" (Ames & Ward). Hardcover. 9"x12", 208 pages, 204 b/w illustrations; dj; light wear. [31348] $40.00

142. as above, Softcover. Light wear. Signed. [09147] $25.00

 

143. Kirk, John T. The Impecunious Collector's Guide to American Antiques. New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1975. This is, without question, my favorite book of all time on American antiques. What other book on the subject pictures a pair of VW Bugs? What do you see? How do you evaluate it? How can you judge quality? The '70s version of Sack's Good, Better Best, but not strictly devoted to the evaluation of furniture. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 178 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. A near fine copy. Signed. [95039] $25.00

 

144. Kirtley, Alexandra Alevizatos. The 1772 Philadelphia Furniture Price Book. A Facsimile, with an Introduction and Guide. Philadelphia Museum of Art: 2005. A facsimile of the only known complete copy of this rare Philadelphia price book, with an introductory and explanatory text by Alexandra A. Kirtley. 2 vols. Softcover. 6"x3.75", 59 pages with b/w illustrations, and 36 pages. Slipcased. New. [90260] $21.95

 

145. [Koger Collection] Savannah Style: The Ira and Nancy Koger Collection. New York; Sotheby's: October 24, 1998. Sale 7207. Ira Koger invented the modern office park, and then did something useful, buying and restoring an 1860 house in Savannah, and filling it with very tasteful English 18th century furniture and decorations. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 184 pages, 433 lots, color and b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet; fine. [09233] $30.00

 

146. Labuda, Martin & Maryann. Price & Identification Guide to Antique Trunks. Their History and Current Values. Self-published: 1978. 6th printing. A quirky little work. Softcover. 6"x9", 24 pages, b/w illustrations; some soil and wear. [04510] $35.00

 

147. Lawford, Henry. The Cabinet of Marquetry, Buhl, and Inlaid Woods. Designs for Doors, Corners, Panels, Ornaments, Trinkets, Natural Flowers, Marquetry, and Bands of Tulip Wood, Pedestals, Cabinets, Plate Glass Ovals and Round Decorations, Work Tables, Bureaus, Jardiniere, Walnut Wood Card Tables, Bookcases, Brass and China Decorations, &c. London: 1867. A very striking set of colored designs for very fancy marquetry, buhl and inlaid work on a variety of pieces of furniture. The pieces illustrated include many types of cabinets, tables, desks, sideboards and pedestals, illustrated from a single piece to three or four pieces per page. A very uncommon design book in the marketplace, or indeed anywhere, as OCLC only locates 10 copies. Hardcover. 11.5"x14.5", title page plus 20 colored lithographic plates; ex-library, with a stamp on the title page and each individual design stamped. Publisher's dark red ribbed cloth with gilt title inside a blindstamped wreath. Covers worn and abraded at the tips, etc. endpapers discolored, front endpaper with 5" closed tear; plates with a few light spots, but fairly fresh and nice, except for those stamps. [30899] $875.00

 

148. [Lawton] Rare and Valuable American Furniture, Paintings, Silver... from the Collection of Herbert Lawton, Boston, Mass. New York; American Art Association: April 2nd-3rd, 1937. Sale 4314. An important sale of American silver and furniture, including pieces by Phyfe, Townsend, Goddard, Seymour, McIntire, etc. Lawton was a prosperous textile manufacturer who "assembled collections" of American antiques and then sold it all off from time to time... Softcover. 7"x10.5", 168 pages, 410 lots, 150 lots illustrated in b/w. Covers with light soil, a few chips. Title page browned, light soil, half-title slightly spotted. [31956] $75.00

 

149. [Lawton Collection] Early American Furniture, Silver and Paintings from the Collection of Herbert Lawton, Boston, Mass. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: January 4th, 1940. Sale 158. Fine furniture, silver and portrait miniatures. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 64 pages, 200 lots; light wear. [09835] $65.00

 

150. [Levy Collection] The Joseph P. Levy Collection of Early American Furniture, Silver, Liverpool, Leeds & Staffordshire, Wedgwood Ware, Paperweights. New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: December 1-3rd, 1960. Sale 2002. The auction of a very fine collection of early American furniture and accessories, including many items from North Shore Massachusetts families. Softcover. 7"x10", 155 pages, 758 lots, b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [31179] $35.00

 

151. Little, Nina Fletcher. Little by Little. Six Decades of Collecting American Decorative Arts. New York; E.P. Dutton: 1984. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 292 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A very nice copy. [31524] $150.00

 

152. Lockwood, Luke Vincent. The Furniture Collectors' Glossary. New York; Da Capo: 1967. A facsimile reissue of the 1913 limited edition, published by the Walpole Society. A glossary of words used to describe various aspects of the "cabinetmaker's art", the book was intended to set forth a standard nomenclature for collectors. Hardcover. 6"x9", 55 pages, line illustrations. A fine copy. [31492] $25.00

 

153. The London Cabinet Makers' Union Book of Prices. By a Committee of Masters and Journeymen. London:1866. 4th edition. with The London Cabinet Makers Book of Prices, for the most improved Extensible Dining Tables. (1866) and The London Cabinet Makers' Book of Prices; for work not provided in the Union Book. (1863) 2nd edition. The Union Book describes in great detail what each piece consists of, what extras could be added, and what to charge for them. 8.5"x10.5", 474 pages plus 8 plates; 27 pages plus 9 plates; and 53 pages plus 6 plates; bound in sturdy quarter leather, a nice copy. [11270] $850.00

 

154. Longworth's American Almanac, New-York Register, and City Directory for the Fifty-Sixth Year of American Independence. New York; Thomas Longworth: 1831. A complete listing of residents with their professions, plus streets, and a number of interesting illustrated advertisements. Hardcover. 4.25"x7.25", 722 pages plus advertisements; rebound in modern cloth; minor internal soiling and foxing; contents page torn with loss of the bottom 3rd. [30299] $300.00

 

155. Longworth's American Almanac, New-York Register, and City Directory for the Fifty-Ninth Year of American Independence. New York; Thomas Longworth: 1834. Hardcover. 4.25"x7.25", 776 pages; original board covers, calf spine; covers worn, spine perishing; shaken and loose, hinges partially cracked; minor internal soiling and foxing. [30300] $300.00

 

156. Lovell, Margaretta Markle. Boston Blockfront Furniture. Margaretta Markle Lovell: 1975 / Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. A study examining the differences between Boston and Newport blockfront furniture, and outlining how the style developed in Boston and neighboring communities. Semowich 930. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 89 pages; very poor b/w reproductions of photographs; a reprint from the original microfilm. New. [90213] $65.00

 

157. [Lowndes Collection] The Stanley H. Lowndes Collection of American Furniture and Decorations. New York; Anderson Galleries: April 29th-May 4th, 1935. Sale 4178. "Including important examples in the tradition of Savery, Goddard, Duncan Phyfe". Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 250 pages, 1,293 lots, b/w illustrations; light wear. [07761] $60.00

 

158. [Lowy] 20th Century American Frames from the Lowy Collection. New York; Julius Lowy Framing: 1996. A beautifully-photographed catalog of 34 outstanding American 20th century frames from the collection of this noted dealer and restorer. Each frame is succinctly described. Now uncommon. Softcover. 11"x9", 2 pages + 34 color plates. Light wear. [32177] $150.00

 

159. [Lowy] Antique Spanish Frames from the Lowy Collection. New York; Julius Lowy Framing: 2000. A beautifully-photographed catalog of 33 outstanding frames from the collection of this noted dealer and restorer, ranging from the 16th century to the 19th. Each frame is succinctly described. Now uncommon. Softcover. 11"x9", 2 pages + 33 color plates. Light wear. [32176] $150.00

 

160. Luckhurst, Kenneth W. The Story of Exhibitions. London; Studio Publications: 1951. The first industrial exhibition was held in London in 1761; everybody knows of the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in 1851, and the World's Fair of 1939. Here are those, and countless others, in an entertaining survey of exhibitions, mostly Great, all certainly meant to be, from the 18th to the 20th century. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 223 pages, b/w plates, dj. Light wear. [30809] $40.00

 

161. Lukin, James. Picture Frame Making for Amateurs: being Practical Instructions in the Making of Various Kinds of Frames for Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, and Engravings. London; Upcott Gill: no date, ca.1890. A well illustrated guide with chapters covering tools and materials; mitered and veneered frames; round and oval frames; Oxford frames; bamboo or Japanese-work frames; carved and fretwork frames; miniature and photograph frames; and leatherwork frames. The chapter on miniature and photograph frames has illustrations of many examples of fancy leaf carving which I would think beyond the realm of amateurs, but the Victorians were a crafty bunch. Uncommon. Softcover. 5"x8", (iv) + 84 pages, with 42 text illustrations. Publisher's illustrated softcovers, covers with some wear and soil, slight chipping, etc.; contents with a little soil and darkening; fragile but intact. [30618] $200.00

 

162. [Machmer] Pennsylvania-German Folk Art, Decorative Arts and Furniture from the Collection of Richard S. and Rosemarie B. Machmer. New York; Sotheby's: May 24, 1997. Sale 6995. The auction catalog to a fabulous and wildly varied sale. Softcover. 8.25"x10.5", 200+ pages, 526 lots, b/w and color illustrations. Institutional stamp on title page, else a fine copy. [31685] $60.00

 

163. Madigan, Mary J. (ed.). Nineteenth Century Furniture. Innovation, Revival and Reform. New York; Art & Antiques: 1982. A collection of articles which have appeared in Art & Antiques magazine on a variety of 19th century furniture styles. Hardcover. 9"x12", 160 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; a fine copy in a somewhat worn jacket. [30674] $60.00

 

164. Maigne & Robichon. Nouveau Manuel Complet du Marqueteur du Tabletier et de l'Ivoirier. Paris; Librairie Encyclopedique de Roret: 1889. A wide-ranging French guide to marquetry and inlay work, covering work in ivory, bone, baleen, mother-of-pearl, amber, horn, tortoiseshell, and celluloid. The text discusses the uses of materials and techniques for decorating furniture, snuff boxes, pipes, combs, jewelry, and other objects. Scarce. Hardcover. 4"x6.25", iv + 428 pages, 43 line illustrations in the text. Bound in new quarter leather with raised bands, gilt title and marbled boards and endpapers. Covers fine, text with some very light scattered foxing and soil. [31203] $400.00

 

165. Mayer, Lance & Gay Myers. The Devotion Family. The Lives and Possessions of Three Generations in Eighteenth-Century Connecticut. New London; Lyman Allyn Art Museum: 1991. An interesting exhibition featuring 8 period portraits as well as a number of pieces of furniture and some silver, linens, books, etc. Softcover. 8"x10", 64 pages, 25 b/w illustrations; a few pen notes inside the rear cover, but a nice copy. [08269] $40.00

 

166. [Maynard] A Collection of Fine Early American & Old English Furniture, Silver, Glass, China, & Contemporary Embellishments, to be sold by the order of Mr. Ross H. Maynard, East Middlebury, Vt. New York; The Anderson Galleries: November 6, 1926. Ross H. Maynard was one of the early collectors of American furniture who spent 30 years developing a fine eye and collection to match. This collection included a signed 18th century Windsor comb-back writing chair, and other fine pieces. Just a few years after selling this collection, he was back collecting, and would purchase "An Early American Queen Anne Escritoire, 1715-1730", and publish a rare monograph of the same name about it. Softcover. 6"x9.25", 40 pages, 168 lots, b/w illustrations. Covers with some soil, a little wear, sticker on cover. Priced. [31883] $75.00

 

167. McBrien, Johanna. The Furniture Craft Community of Portsmouth, New Hampshire 1798-1837. Johanna McBrien: 1996 / Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints: 2004. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. The author worked with Brock Jobe on the landmark book "Portsmouth Furniture", and amassed a large amount of material on Portsmouth cabinetmakers and allied craftsmen of the Federal and early Empire eras that was condensed and appeared as an essay in that book. This thesis represents a fuller examination of the subject. Hardcover. 6.5"x8.5", 302 pages; very poor b/w reproductions of photographs; a reprint from the original microfilm, on acid-free paper; bound in blue buckram, a fine copy. [90117] $125.00

 

168. McClelland, Nancy. Duncan Phyfe and the English Regency 1795-1830. New York; William R. Scott: 1939. Trade edition, limited to 1350 copies. This remains the standard work on Phyfe although, in common with many early works, some attributions have been changed over the years. McClelland is especially valuable for tracing "the English background of Phyfe's work and in placing his shops' production in the context of his competitors, both in New York City and elsewhere" -Ames & Ward. Hardcover. 9"x12.5", 364 pages, 295 b/w illustrations; a little wear, hinges slightly shaken, spine label worn; ownership inscription of Charles Messer Stow, antiques editor of the New York Sun and author of a number of articles about American antique furniture for The Antiquarian in the 1920s. [08272] $500.00

 

169. [McClelland] French and English Antique Furniture and Objets d'Art. A Distinctive Collection Formed by Nancy McClelland. New York; American Art Association, Anderson Galleries: December 2-3, 1932. Sale 4003. The noted antique dealer and authority on wallpaper and furniture put together an outstanding selection for this auction, including signed French cabinetry, and rare wallpapers. Softcover. 6"x9.5", 108 pages, 280 lots, b/w illustrations. Light wear, minor soil. [31892] $60.00

 

170. [Medlicott Collection] Sacombe Park, Near Ware, Hertfordshire. The Property of Edward Medlicott, Esq. London; Christie, Manson & Woods: October 11, 1993. The auction sale of an important collection of Empire and Regency furniture, glass, and other decorations assembled by a pair of pioneering collectors in the field. Softcover, 8"x10.5", 142 pages, 653 lots, color and b/w illustrations; prices realised sheet. [30345] $40.00

 

171. [Miele Collection] Fine Americana, including Furniture, Folk Art, Quilts, Paintings, Prints, Silver and Chinese Export Porcelain. January 28-31, 1993. Sale 6392. This January auction included folk art from the collection of Frank Miele. Softcover. 8"x10.5", unpaginated (about 500 pages) 1,289 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear, a little soil. [09016] $35.00

 

172. Miner, Jennie Bell. The Chinese Influence on Chippendale Furniture. Chicago: 1924/Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints. An analysis of the sources of Chippendale's designs. A dissertation submitted to the University of Chicago in 1924. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 65 pages, muddy b/w and line illustrations; a reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90150] $65.00

 

173. [Molesworth] Thomas Molesworth Furnishings for George Sumers' "Old Lodge", Glenwood Springs, Circa 1935. The property of Dr. and Mrs. George S. Bayoud. New York; Christies: June 7, 1995. Sale 8180. The catalog of an auction devoted to the whimsical, unique, Western-themed furniture, lighting, architectural details, paintings, textiles, Navajo rugs and blankets, and native American pottery and crafts from George Sumers' "Old Lodge". A catalogue which has become unaccountably scarce. Softcover. 8"x11", 129 pages, 318 lots, color illustrations, two folding architectural plans of the "Old Lodge", essays about and chronology of Thomas Molesworth, prices realized sheet included. Minor wear, near fine. [31825] $350.00

 

174. Monkhouse, Christopher P. & Thomas S. Michie. American Furniture in Pendleton House. Providence; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design: 1986. Softcover. 9"x12", 228 pages, many b/w and several color illustrations; a little light wear, minor soil. [31225] $75.00

 

175. Montgomery, Charles F. American Furniture. The Federal Period, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum. Atglen; Schiffer Publishing: 2001.. A new printing of the standard work, based on the collections at Winterthur. Hardcover. 9"x12", 497 pages, color and b/w illustrations; dj. Jacket somewhat worn. [32053] $60.00

 

176. Morrison, Mollie N. The Silversmiths and Goldsmiths of the Cape of Good Hope 1625-1850. Johannesburg; published by the author: 1936. One chapter deals with silver furniture fittings by Cape Town silversmiths. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", xv + 84 pages, plus 16 b/w plates; marks; covers clean, contents with moderate foxing around the edges; inscribed by Morrison. [30394] $375.00

 

177. Muhlberger, Richard. American Folk Marquetry. Masterpieces in Wood. Museum of American Folk Art: 1998. The first in-depth study of American marquetry work of the 19th century, based on the collection of Robert and Marjorie Hirschhorn. Muhlberger illustrates and discusses boxes, clocks, frames, tables, chests & other furniture, and other pieces, and for the first time identifies some of the skilled craftsmen who created these works. Hardcover. 9"x11", 239 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. Noted Americana specialist Wayne Pratt's copy, with his stamp on the endpaper. [31711] $400.00

 

178. Musgrave, Clifford. Regency Furniture, 1800 to 1830. New York; Thomas Yoseloff: 1961. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 157 pages, plus 4 color and 96 b/w plates, dj; bibliography. A near fine copy in a lightly worn jacket. [30438] $85.00

 

179. Mussey, Robert D., Jr. (ed.) The First American Furniture Finisher's Manual. A Reprint of "The Cabinet-Maker's Guide" of 1827. New York; Dover Publications: 1987. A facsimile of the first American guide to wood staining, varnishing, polishing, japanning, lacquering and other techniques, with a scholarly introduction by Robert Mussey, Jr. which touches not only on the history of the author & book, but on related texts of the 17th and 18th centuries. Softcover. 4.5"x6", xxxiv + 120 pages, light soil. [09158] $40.00

 

180. [Myers Collection] The Collection of Louis Guerineau Myers. American Furniture of the XVIII-XIX Century, with a Large Group of the Finest Work of Duncan Phyfe... New York; American Art Association, Anderson Galleries: April 7-9th, 1932. Sale 3963. One of the most important private collections of American furniture to come to the auction block in the 1930s. R.T.H. Halsey wrote an appreciation of Myers for this catalog in which he says- "He knew infinitely more about the touch of the old time craftsman and the wiles of the present day forgers than those of us who frequently called upon him... His judgment was unerring. There is no one to take his place. His ability and zeal as a collector has long been evidenced in his collections, and his much sought-after advice greatly improved the quality of several of the important collections of American furniture assembled during the past decade. It is safe to say that had not Louis Guerineau Myers lived, the knowledge of much of the excellence of craftsmanship of our eighteenth century cabinetmakers would not yet have been known to us. He led the way". The furniture assembled here is spectacular, with an especially important selection of rare Phyfe pieces. Myers wrote a book about pewter but never did write one about furniture. This catalog makes extensive use of his personal notes, quoting many of them in the catalog descriptions, making this, in effect as close as we will ever come to a book about American furniture by this noted collector and scholar. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 170 pages, 567 lots, b/w illustrations. Light soil, light water wrinkle along the bottom margin. [31962] $150.00

 

181. [New York] City Directory 1845-46. New York; Silas H. Crowell: 1845. A listing of residents with their professions, plus the supplemental Brooklyn City Directory. Hardcover. 6"x9", 487 + 56 pages plus advertisements; original board covers; covers with lots of wear, spine gone, covers detached; LACKING the first 4 pages of the New York directory; some soil and staining, especially to the front. A working copy only. [30301] $125.00

 

182. [Nicholson Collection] The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Nicholson. New York; Christie's: January 27-28th, 1995. Sale 8082. Certainly the premier Americana collection of the 1980s, perhaps of the last half of the 20th century. Nicholson made headlines in the 1980s when he broke record after record buying premier pieces of American colonial and federal furniture and related decorative arts at auction, and then made headlines again when he sold it all. The catalog Christie's produced for the sale is a sumptuous hardcover, packed so full of color illustrations and folding color plates that it almost explodes right off the bookshelf. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", about 350 pages, 1194 lots, jam packed with color illustrations and plates; dj; a near fine copy. [09260] $150.00

 

183. Nicholson File Co. A Treatise on Files and Rasps. Descriptive and Illustrated for the Use of Master Mechanics, Dealers, &c. Providence; Nicholson File Co.: 1878. "In which the kinds of files in most common use, and the newest and most approved special tools connected therewith, are described -giving some of their principal uses, with a description of the process of manufacture, and a few hints on use and care of the file". A really wonderful period catalog. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", xi + 79 pages, b/w illustrations; covers a bit soiled, light sunning; spine worn and chipped, with loss to spine covering at the head; internally very clean and fresh. [08279] $250.00

 

184. Nutting, Wallace. Furniture of the Pilgrim Century 1620-1720, including colonial utensils and hardware. Boston; Marshall Jones Company: 1921. The first book published on the subject of American 17th century furniture. Like all Nutting books, caution is required in figuring out where the good examples end and the restored or re-manufactured examples begin. This book was beset by controversy almost from the start, as within a year a broadside was circulated by an ironworker stating that he had made many of the examples of ironwork illustrated by Nutting. Still, as with other Nutting books, the sheer volume of furniture illustrated, as well as the important place these volumes have occupied in the literature for over three-quarters of a century, make them worth having. Ames & Ward, speaking of both editions of the title (which were different enough to really qualify as two different books) notes that they "occasionally contain nuggets of information of use to modern researchers". Hardcover. 8"x11", 587 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations. A very nice, clean, tight copy. [31349] $65.00

 

185. Nutting, Wallace. Furniture of the Pilgrim Century (of American Origin) 1620-1720, with maple and pine to 1800, including colonial utensils and wrought-iron house hardware into the 19th century. Framingham; Old America Company: 1924. A much revised and enlarged edition of this classic, the first book published on the subject of American 17th century furniture. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 716 pages, 1,559 items illustrated in b/w. Light wear, a little rubbing to the covers, owner's name on endpaper, but overall a nice, tight, clean copy. [31350] $100.00

186. as above, New York; Dover Publications: 1965. A facsimile of the 1924, revised and enlarged edition. Softcover. 2 vols. 6.5"x9.5, 714 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations; worn. Furniture historian Myrna Kaye's copy, with her signature. [06170] $35.00

187. as above, New York; Bonanza Books: 1977. A facsimile of the 1921 first edition. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 580+ pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations, dj; a fine copy in a worn and torn jacket. [02014] $40.00

 

188. Nutting, Wallace. A Windsor Handbook. Framingham; Old America Company: 1917. The first publication on American windsors, by perhaps the most famous early author of American furniture books. 2nd state, with pages 88a-d and 192a-d added and the "Old America Company" label pasted over Nutting's original Saugus imprint. Hardcover. 5"x7", 192 pages, b/w illustrations. Light cover soil, small hole in spine, several internal binding crack, and binding a bit shaken. [31760] $25.00

 

189. [Oak Furniture] Fine Oak and English Furniture. London; Sotheby's: May 13, 1994. Includes a 15th century oak ark, much nice turned and carved oak furniture, and also 18th and 19th century pieces. Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", 76 pages, 201 lots, color and b/w illustrations; light wear. [09044] $25.00

 

190. Odom, William M. A History of Italian Furniture from the Fourteenth to the Early Nineteenth Centuries. New York; The Archive Press: 1966. The large, well-illustrated classic on Italian furniture of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Classical Revival and Empire periods. A facsimile reissue of the 1918 limited edition, now extremely difficult to find in any edition. 2 vols. Hardcover. 10"x14", xx + 364 pages & xxv + 422 pages, 865 b/w illustrations. Covers a bit faded and with light soil, several rubbed spots on the cover of Vol.1. Vol.1 also has a slight water "wave" to the upper, outer portion of the last 100 or so pages (but no staining or adhesion problems). [31587] $1,200.00

 

191. Ostergard, Derek E. (ed.). Bent Wood and Metal Furniture: 1850-1946. University of Washington Press:1987. The rather magnificent catalog to an important loan exhibition. The text includes essays by Alessandro Alvera, Graham Dry, Robert Keil, Derek E. Ostergard, Christopher Wilk, and Christian Witt-Dorring. Hardcover. 11.5"x10", 366 pages, packed with hundreds of b/w illustrations; dj. A near fine copy. [32069] $100.00

 

192. Ott, Joseph K. The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture. Providence; Rhode Island Historical Society: 1965. Along with Carpenter's catalog, the Brown House exhibition is one of the two landmark exhibitions of Rhode Island furniture. Many of the examples are from private collections, and the catalog is beautifully illustrated and elegantly presented. Semowich 1179. Ames & Ward. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 178 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear, a nice copy. [30639] $175.00

193. as above, Softcover; light wear. [30963] $85.00

 

194. Otto, Celia Jackson. American Furniture of the Nineteenth Century. New York; Viking Press: 1965. "The nineteenth century was a period of remarkable changes in furniture styles in America, and this book, with nearly 500 illustrations, presents a record of those evolutions. Each of the major styles is examined in detail". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 229 pages, 3 color plates and 481 b/w illustrations, dj. A very good copy in a somewhat worn jacket. [08261] $85.00

 

195. Packer, Charles. Paris Furniture by the Master Ebenistes. Newport Mon; The Ceramic Book Company: 1956. Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies. "A chronologically arranged pictorial review of furniture by the master menuisiers-ebenistes from Boulle to Jacob; together with a commentary on the styles and techniques of the art". A standard, very well illustrated reference work. Hardcover. 10"x12.5", xxv + 104 pages plus 237 b/w illustrations; bibliography. Light wear, a little cover soil. [08278] $250.00

 

196. Page, John F. Litchfield County Furniture, 1730-1850. Litchfield Historical Society: 1969. The well illustrated catalog to a loan exhibition which drew on a number of private and public collections. Includes short biographical notes on identified Litchfield County cabinetmakers. Semowich 827. Ames & Ward. Softcover. 8"x8", 124 pages, b/w illustrations. Cover soil, tips thumbed. [32138] $60.00

 

197. [Papier Mache, etc.] Patents for Inventions. Abridgments of the Specifications relating to the Manufacture of Paper, Pasteboard, and Papier Mache. Part II- Cutting, folding, and ornamenting; including envelopes, cards, paper hangings, &c. edit London; George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode: 1859. An interesting volume containing abstracts and abridgments of patent specifications relating to paper-related subjects. The vast majority of patents are 19th century, and include methods of decorating and forming papier mache. Hardcover. 4.75"x7", viii + 166 pages; ex-library, bound in red buckram, with a bookplate and stamps on the title and half-title; else clean, with tight hinges. [09495] $100.00

 

198. Parsons, Charles S. The Dunlaps and Their Furniture. Manchester; Currier Gallery of Art: 1970. This catalog, in addition to illustrating and discussing furniture by the Dunlaps, contains an enormous amount of information of interest to all students of American furniture. The analysis of documents, notebooks and inventories, and the discussion of tools, materials and other facets of these cabinetmakers' lives and problems, all provides a detailed study of cabinetmaking. Semowich 157. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 308 pages, b/w illustrations. Original softcovers bound into neat red cloth. A nice, clean copy. [31352] $150.00

 

199. [Patino] The Patino Collection. Important French Furniture and Decorations, German and Chinese Export Porcelain, European tapestries and Carpets. New York; Sotheby's: November 1, 1986. Sale 5506. The catalog of an auction devoted to the renowned Patino Collection of fine 18th century French furniture. The event of the decade for Francophiles. Hardcover w/dj. 8"x11", about 125 pages, 141 lots, color and b/w illustrations, prices realized sheet stapled to front endpaper. Jacket with light rubbing, else a fine copy. [31656] $125.00

 

200. Pearse, G.E. Eighteenth Century Furniture in South Africa. Pretoria; J.L. Van Schaik: 1960. The magnum opus on the subject of 18th century Cape furniture, its origins and development. Written as a companion to the author's book on 18th century South African architecture, it begins with an examination of 17th century furniture in both Holland and South Africa before moving on to the main topic. There are also chapters on the timbers used by Cape craftsmen, and related china, silver and glass. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Hardcover. 10"x13", ix + 193 pages, 64 b/w plates and 223 b/w illustrations, dj, bibliography. Light wear, jacket a bit soiled, but a very nice copy. [32046] $500.00

 

201. Peill, James & The Knight of Glin. Irish Furniture. New Haven; Yale University Press: 2007. "This lavishly illustrated and comprehensive volume provides a detailed survey-encompassing everything from medieval choir stalls to magnificent drawing-room suites for the great houses-from earliest times to the end of the eighteenth century". Hardcover. 10"x12", 352 pages, 100 b/w and 400 color illustrations, dj. New. [90238] $125.00

 

202. Percier, Charles & P.F.L. Fontaine. Recueil de Decorations Interieures, comprenant tout ce qui a Rapport a l'Ameublement... Paris; 1812. Percier and Fontaine were a talented team of Empire/Neo-Classic designers who helped Napoleon redecorate many of his residences and public buildings in the new Empire styles and also provided the designs and models for the French Empire style in furniture and interior décor, as illustrated here. This oversized volume features grandly decorated cabinets, chairs, sofas and other furniture, as well as wall panels and decorations, and silver candelabra and dishes, and all sorts of other decorations. A frenzied, meticulously detailed explosion of Empirical Neo-Classicism. Hardcover. 11.5"x16.5", 43 pages of text with an engraved vignette, plus 72 engraved plates; bound in old vellum-covered boards with a leather spine label; boards somewhat worn, scuffed and soiled. Contents with some light soil and light variable foxing; not a pristine copy, but still a nice one. [08280] $2,500.00

 

203. [Perry] The Marsden J. Perry Collection [of] Chippendale Furniture...Including the Noted Chippendale Collection Assembled by Richard A. Canfield. New York; American Art Association: April 3-4th, 1936. Sale 4247. A noted collection of English (and some American) Chippendale furniture and accessories. Marsden J. Perry was a noted collector and Walpole Society member who bought the John Brown house in Providence to house his collection. The foundation of the Perry Collection was actually the collection of fine Chippendale furniture assembled by another early Walpolean, Richard A. Canfield, whose collection Perry purchased after Canfield's death. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 143 pages, 296 lots, b/w illustrations. General wear, especially to the last page with page corners creased and some soil. Yapped cover edges chipping, as usual. [31954] $45.00

 

204. Pilcher, Donald. The Regency Style, 1800 to 1830. London; B.T. Batsford: 1948. A survey of the arts and architecture, garden design, drapery and decorations of the period as well as the leading designers. Hardcover. 6"x9", 120 pages, color frontispiece and 138 b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket a bit worn. [31466] $25.00

 

205. Pillsbury, William Mitchell. The Providence Furniture Making Trade 1772-1834, As Seen in the Account Books of Job Danforth and William, Samuel and Daniel Proud. William Mitchell Pillsbury: 1975 / Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 143+ pages; a reprint from the original microfilm. New. [90214] $65.00

 

206. Poesch, Jessie. "The Art of the Old South. Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, & the Products of Craftsmen, 1560-1860" New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1983. An important study of the fine and decorative arts in the Old South. In addition to the paintings, sculpture and architecture, the text covers furniture, silver, pottery, and textiles. Hardcover. 11"x12", 384 pages, packed with color and b/w illustrations, dj. A very nice copy. [31777] $60.00

 

207. Poesch, Jessie. Early Furniture of Louisiana, 1750-1830. Louisiana State Museum: 1972. A loan exhibition. "An important look at a substantial body of early objects that fall outside the mainstream Anglo-American taste" -Ames & Ward. Semowich 874. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 85 pages, color frontispiece and many b/w illustrations, light wear, a nice copy. [31095] $150.00

 

208. Pollen, John H. Ancient & Modern Furniture and Woodwork in the South Kensington Museum. London; Chapman and Hall: 1874. An interesting early catalog of the V&A's furniture collection consisting of English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Italian furniture, mostly of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. The text begins with a 259-page Introduction which covers the history of furniture from ancient times through the 17th century, with material on construction and finishing techniques. It finishes with 31-page descriptive listing of identified cabinetmakers, woodworkers and allied craftsmen in England and Europe through the 18th century. This is all followed by the catalog itself, organized by type of furniture; many of the descriptions are quite lengthy and contain many interesting details. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", cclix + 415 pages with 42 woodcuts in the text, plus a chromolithographed frontispiece and 15 photographic (Woodburytype) illustrations; bound in old pebbled boards with a plain leather spine with gilt lettering; recased; title page with some foxing and overall light toning, covers a bit worn, but a nice copy. [30445] $400.00

 

209. Price, Lois Olcott. Furniture Craftsmen and the Queen Anne Style in Eighteenth Century New York. University of Delaware: 1977/Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints. A very interesting master's thesis with an analysis of styles, documentation of cabinetmaking shops, etc. Semowich 1043. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 158 pages, muddy b/w illustrations; bibliography. A bliography. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90152] $65.00

 

210. Puig, Francis & Michael Conforti (eds.). The American Craftsman and the European Tradition, 1620-1820. Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 1989. An extremely important exhibition and series of essays. Most of the focus is on furniture. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 295 pages, color and b/w illustrations; some wear, tips thumbed, etc. [32133] $65.00

 

211. Ranck, Samuel H., et al. List of Books on Furniture with descriptive notes, issued in conjunction with the Hundredth Furniture Market in Grand Rapids. Published by the Library: 1927. At this time Grand Rapids, a furniture town, was the home of a twice yearly International furniture exposition, and the library was trying to develop the finest collection of furniture reference material in the world. Hardcover. 6"x9", 143 pages, some wear, spine cover reglued. [30459] $50.00

 

212. Randall, Richard H., Jr. American Furniture in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Boston; Museum of Fine Arts: 1985. First published as a hardcover in 1965, this is an outstanding catalog, almost all of which is devoted to New England furniture. It is important to note that this material does not include furniture from the Karolik Collection, just as the Karolik volume includes none of this furniture. The Wards (in Ames & Ward) note that Randall's work is "the first modern catalogue of a major museum collection (and) has stood the test of time well... Randall borrowed art historical cataloguing methods and established the basic format for modern collection catalogues". Softcover. 8"x11", 276 pages, color frontispiece and numerous b/w illustrations; near fine. [05816] $125.00

 

213. Recipes for the Colour, Paint, Varnish, Oil, Soap and Drysaltery Trades. Compiled by an Analytical Chemist. London; Scott, Greenwood & Son: 1912. 2nd revised and enlarged edition. A very interesting and comprehensive practical study, first published in 1902. Includes chapters on pigments and colors for paints & lithography; mixed paints & paper hanging; varnishes for decorators, cabinetmakers, coach builders, etc.; soaps; perfumes; lubricants; cements & glues; writing & stencils; laundering; disinfectants; and leather dressing. Hardcover. 5.75"x8.5", vii + 325 pages, plus 24 pages of advertisements. Publisher's pebbled green cloth with gilt title; light cover soil, endpapers apparently with a bookplate removed, else a clean, tight copy. [30915] $100.00

 

214. Reed, Henry M. Decorated Furniture of the Mahantongo Valley. Bucknell University, Center Gallery Publications: 1987. Limited to 1500 copies. A very well-documented book which accompanied an exhibition of the distinctive painted furniture of this region in southeastern Pennsylvania. Includes a Foreword by Monroe Fabian, a checklist of known pieces, and much background material. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 95 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32153] $500.00

 

215. [Reifsnyder Collection] Colonial Furniture -the Superb Collection of the late Howard Reifsnyder, including signed pieces by Philadelphia Cabinetmakers... New York; American Art Association: April 24th-27th, 1929. One of the most important sales of American furniture, and extremely well-timed as well. Card covers. 7.5"x11", 275 pages, 717 lots, many b/w illustrations. Some wear, spine base chipped, a little soil along the cover edges, etc., and the front hinge very tender. [08682] $600.00

 

216. Reynolds, Ronna L. Images of Connecticut Life. A Self-Guided Tour to the Properties and Collections of the Antiquarian & Landmarks Society of Connecticut. Hartford; Antiquarian & Landmarks Society of Connecticut: 1978. A well illustrated catalog of interiors, exteriors, and furniture, paintings, and sundry other items from the collections. Softcover. 8"x8", 155 pages, b/w illustrations. [31712] $25.00

 

217. Rock, Howard B. (ed.). The New York City Artisan, 1789-1825. A Documentary History. State University of New York Press: 1989. A well-documented study of the daily lives, habits, values, and civic and political activities of artisans in Post-Revolutionary New York. Hardcover. 7"x10", 273 pages, b/w illustrations; near fine. [31226] $35.00

 

218. Rose, Milton C. & Emily M. (eds.). Shaker Tradition and Design. New York; Bonanza Books: 1982. A selection of articles on all aspects of Shaker life, with an emphasis on furniture, crafts and architecture, from the pages of The Magazine Antiques. Previously published as "A Shaker Reader". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 128 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy in a (very) lightly soiled jacket. [02163] $45.00

 

219. [Rubin / Sack Collections] A Collection of American & English Furniture & Embellishments sold by order of A. Rubin, Boston, Mass. [bound with] Early American Furniture, Fine American Silver by Prominent Silversmiths...The Property of Israel Sack. New York; Anderson Galleries: February 1-2, 1929 [and] New York; American Art Association: October 15-17, 1931. Sale 3915. An uncommon and nice Boston collector's catalog bound together with one of Sack's more noted sales of furniture and silver. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 97 pages, 309 lots [and] 135 pages, 500 lots; b/w illustrations; Sack sale priced in pencil; both catalogs bound together in green cloth without the original paper covers; light wear, a little soil, cloth covers with some soil and smudges. [08648] $150.00

 

220. [Sack Collection] The Israel Sack Collections of American Antiques. Boston: 1928. An interesting early Sack catalog, promoting their various outlets and some pieces of furniture. There are separate sections on "Westomere" (an estate in New London), the shop on Charles Street in Boston, the King Hooper Mansion in Marblehead, and the King Hooper Shop in Boston. The text is completed with "Some Notes for Collectors". The illustrations include single examples of many fine pieces of furniture as well as numerous room shots, which show the way Sack set up and displayed his antiques. A scarce Sack catalog. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 80 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear, a little soil. [31580] $125.00

 

221. [Sack] American Antiques, Collected of Israel Sack, Boston, Mass. New York; American Art Association, Anderson Galleries: November 7-9th, 1929. Sale 3787. This sale included the General John Stark Heirlooms and was brilliantly timed to coincide with the Stock Market Crash. Softcover. 7"x10.5", 180 pages, 412 lots, b/w illustrations. Covers with moderate soil, slight crease to cover and first ten pages. Slight stain in the lower gutter triangle. [31973] $100.00

 

222. [Sack] One Hundred Important American Antiques. New York; Anderson Galleries: January 9th, 1932. Sale 3940. "Colonial and Early Federal Furniture, Silver and Porcelains of Distinguished Provenance by and attributed to Chapin, Cowell, Dummer, Frothingham, Goddard, Gostelow, Hurd, Le Roux, McIntire, Phyfe, Randolph, Revere, Savery, Seymour, Soumaine, Titcomb, The Townsends, Whittemore, Wilder, The Willards, acquired from notable collections by Israel Sack". Paper-covered card covers. 8"x11", 137 pages, 100 lots, numerous b/w illustrations. Covers with a little soil and wear, but overall a very nice copy. [32182] $125.00

 

223. [Sack] The Boston Collection of Israel Sack -Early American Furniture and Decorations, including examples by Duncan Phyfe, John Townsend and Elisha Bass... New York; American Art Association, Anderson Galleries: May 20th, 1932. Sale 3978. Sack liquidated the stock of his Boston store as the Depression deepened; many of the items here had been shown at the Washington Bicentennial Exhibition in New York. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 49 pages, 181 lots, b/w illustrations. Light soil, a little wear. Slight stain in the lower gutter triangle. [31974] $100.00

 

224. Sack, Albert. The New Fine Points of Furniture, Early American. Good, Better, Best, Superior, Masterpiece. New York; Crown Publishers: 1993. Albert Sack's updating of his classic work. He adds two new categories and features an entirely new selection of furniture. "Good, Better, Best" has had a place on the bookshelf of every furniture enthusiast for decades, and now a new edition upholds the tradition. Essential for the student of American furniture. Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 320 pages, 650+ color and b/w illustrations, dj; light wear. [30230] $250.00

 

225. Santore, Charles. The Windsor Style in America. A Pictorial Study of the History and Regional Characteristics of the Most Popular Furniture Form of Eighteenth-Century America 1730-1830 Philadelphia; Running Press: 1981. Hardcover. 10.5"x10.5", 215 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj. Jacket lightly soiled. [31515] $50.00

 

226. Saulo, M.J. Nouveau Manuel Complet de la Dorure sur Bois, a l'eau et a la mixtion par les procedes anciens et nouveaux. Paris; Librairie Encyclopedique de Roret: 1886. A guide to gilding, gilt lettering, and so on- "Traitant de l'outillage, de l'argenture sur bois, de la dorure des lettres et des inscriptions sur pierre et sur marbre, de la dorure chimique Allemande et de la dorure aux poudres de bronzes, suivi de la fabrication des Peintures Laquees sur meubles et sur sieges." Softcover. 3.75"x6", xii + 164 pages, + 36 pages of publisher's advertisements; publisher's pictorial yellow softcovers, covers with slight wear and soil, but a good copy. [30619] $175.00

 

227. [Sax Collection] Highly Important Americana from the Stanley Paul Sax Collection. New York; Sotheby's: January 16-17th, 1998. The auction of the superlative collection of this well-known and discerning collector of fine American furniture and other antiques. The catalog includes an appreciation of Sax by Wendell Garrett. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 579 lots, about 300 pages, profusely illustrated in color and b/w; dj; a nice copy. [31978] $60.00

 

228. Schaffner, Cynthia V.A. & Susan Klein. American Painted Furniture 1790-1880. New York; Clarkson Potter: 1997. A very well illustrated history of American painted furniture of the late 18th and 19th centuries, organized by locality. The text treats "high-style" furniture of Boston & Salem, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York, and "country" furniture of New England, the Middle Atlantic, the South, and the Western frontier. Hardcover. 9"x11", 223 pages, color illustrations, dj. Jacket a bit soiled. [31710] $250.00

 

229. Scherer, John L. New York Furniture at the New York State Museum. Alexandria; Highland House Publishers: 1984. An important catalog which covers the period 1680-1910. "Most of the objects are labeled or can be traced back to their original owner; thus this catalog is an important resource for the identification of unmarked objects and is a significant addition to the relatively scarce literature on early New York furniture" (Ames & Ward). Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 142 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [90248] $45.00

230. as above, softcover. A fine copy. [90247] $25.00

 

231. Scherer. John L. New York Furniture. The Federal Period, 1788-1825. Albany; New York State Museum: 1988. A great, well illustrated catalog with some beautiful examples. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 28 pages, color illustrations; a very nice copy. [90246] $25.00

 

232. Schwartz, Marvin D. Please Be Seated. The Evolution of the Chair, 2000 BC-2000 AD. American Federation of Arts: 1968. A wide-ranging exhibition. Seventy-three chairs are illustrated and described, and the short entries for each chair combine comments on the chair itself with stylistic notes on the style or period represented. Not listed in Semowich. Softcover. 10"x10", 61 pages, b/w illustrations; some soil, a little wear. [07341] $40.00

 

233. Schwartz, Sheila (ed.). From Architecture to Object. Masterworks of the American Arts & Crafts Movement. New York; Hirschl & Adler Galleries: 1989. The catalog covers furniture and other decorative objects from the East Coast, Mid West and West Coast. Stiff card covers; 9"x10", 156 pages, color and b/w illustrations; ex-library; spine label, bookplate, etc., light wear. [06858] $35.00

 

234. Schwarz, Cynthia Johnson. The Art of the Windsor Chairmaker: An Aesthetic Inquiry. New York University: 1985/UMI Reprints. A doctoral thesis. Is Windsor chairmaking an art, a craft or both? The author examines this question and documents the process, modern and historic, of windsor chairmaking. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 162 pages, poor b/w illustrations. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90183] $65.00

 

235. Schwarz, Robert D. The Stephen Girard Collection. A Selective Catalog. Philadelphia; Girard College: 1980. A scholarly catalog of the furnishings and decorations amassed by Stephen Girard between 1780 and 1820. Girard, a successful Philadelphia businessman, patronized many Philadelphia cabinetmakers, silversmiths and other artisans, and his collection was preserved intact, along with many of the original invoices, bills and other notes. This all provides an "unusually complete record of household furnishings reflecting a variety of styles and periods". This catalog, carefully prepared by Robert D. Schwarz, includes furniture, silver, ceramics, and other decorations. A scarce catalog. Softcover. 7.5"x10", 44 pages, many b/w and color illustrations; bibliography. Light wear and soil. [30424] $150.00

 

236. [Seidlitz] Important American Furniture. The Collection of Doris and Richard M. Seidlitz. New York; Sotheby's: January 30th, 1988. Sale 5682. A small but exquisite collection of formal furniture, including many Goddard/Townsend pieces. Softcover. 8.25"x10.5", 40 pages, 30 lots, color and b/w illustrations. [31977] $40.00

 

237. Semowich, Charles J. American Furniture Craftsmen Working Prior to 1920, An Annotated Bibliography. Westport; Greenwood Press: 1984. An essential reference because it is more or less complete (up to 1984), although the annotations are brief. Periodical literature is included. The entries are divided into groupings of works about individual craftsmen, works about regional groups of craftsmen, general books, and trade catalogs. Everything is cross-indexed by craftsmen, author-title, and subject. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 381 pages. A fine copy. [31321] $150.00

 

238. Sharp, L. Corwin. The Janvier Family of Cabinetmakers of Odessa, Delaware. L. Corwin Sharp: 1980 / Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. The Janvier family of cabinetmakers of Cantwell's Bridge, Delaware, were "among the most prominent and productive cabinetmakers in Delaware at the turn of the nineteenth century", but except for several articles in the Magazine Antiques, there had been no real study of them or their work. Semowich 353. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 219 pages; very poor b/w reproductions of photographs; a reprint from the original microfilm. New. [90211] $65.00

 

239. Sheraton, Thomas. The Cabinet Dictionary. New York; Praeger Publishers: 1970. A new edition of Thomas Sheraton's important 1803 work, with a new introduction by Charles Montgomery and Wilford P. Cole. Fastnedge notes that "The designs given by Sheraton in the Cabinet Dictionary differ considerably from those of the Drawing Book, and the two series, despite their close relationship, are not complimentary; indeed, they illustrate styles that are distinct and in many ways antithetical." The text provides a complete glossary of cabinetmaking terms, and the plates provide the first published illustrations of the Regency style. Hardcover. 2 volumes. 5.5"x8.5", 440 pages, plus 80 + 4 + 4 plates, many folding; dj's. The dust jackets have both had a label removed from their spines, but no other marks anywhere and an exceptionally clean and nice set. [31351] $200.00

 

240. [Sheraton] The Sheraton Director. The Furniture Designs of Thomas Sheraton Arranged by J. Munro Bell. Ware; Wordsworth Editions: 1990. Facsimiles of selections from Sheraton's 1802 Drawing Book, as well as a posthumous 1812 collection, with an introduction by J. Munro Bell. Hardcover. 8.5"x12", xx + 128 pages, line illustrations, dj. Slight rip in the front paste-down, else a fine copy. [31554] $30.00

 

241. Small, John W. Ancient & Modern Furniture. Stirling; Eneas Mackay: 1903. Limited to 250 copies. A straight re-issue of the 1883 limited edition. A wonderful example of historicism and revivalism in Victorian furniture design from plonk in the middle of the period. Small, an architect and furniture designer, even outlines in straightforward terms the "everything that's old is new again" thinking behind all that Revivalism in his Preface- "Modern designers of furniture, in consequence of the never ending cry for "something new", have had to fall back on the store-houses of the past, and draw inspiration from old work of all periods, to enable them to bring out new designs. I have thought it advisable to devote one-half of the present volume to examples of old work of various periods, hoping these may by as useful to those who have anything to do with designing, manufacturing, or buying, as they have proved to myself. Apart from bringing these old examples under contribution for modern purposes, I trust the putting of them on record in this form may help to preserve them for future use, when the articles themselves may very possibly have been lost sight of or perished". After illustrating examples of furniture from the 15th-18th centuries, he then presents his own designs, based upon them- "In the latter half of the volume, I have shewn examples of Modern Furniture which, during the last few years, have been designed and executed for manufacturers and others, from full-sized drawings supplied by the author. Some of them have had great success in the trade, so far as the number made forms any criterion. Others are of such a nature, that they have only been made once. I trust this half of the book will be of use to those who may be thinking of embellishing their homes with 'cunning workmanship' in wood." Hardcover. 10.5"x12.5", [viii] pages plus 50 lithographed plates; publisher's green cloth with gilt title. Covers with minor rubbing and wear, endpapers discolored, hinges a bit shaken. [31200] $250.00

 

242. Smith, Nancy A. Old Furniture -Understanding the Craftsman's Art. Indianapolis; Bobbs-Merrill: 1975. A lucid and thorough examination, well illustrated, of how old furniture was made and why you need to know. "Essential guidance for the beginning student" (Ames & Ward). Semowich 1491. Hardcover. 8.5"x10", 191 pages, 214 b/w illustrations, dj. Inscribed. Light wear; a nice copy. [09681] $35.00

 

243. [Smith] George Smith's 'Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration'. New York; Praeger Publishers: 1970. An important republication of the 1808 edition of this Regency pattern book. In addition to the original text and plates, this Praeger edition includes introductory material by Charles Montgomery, Benno Forman and Constance V. Hershey, exploring Smith's career and the importance of the book and its designs. Hardcover. 9.5"x11", xxviii + xiv + 33 pages, plus 158 b/w plates; a near fine copy in a lightly soiled jacket; jacket with a mark where a label removed from its spine. [07973] $375.00

 

244. Snyder, John J. Jr. (ed.). Philadelphia Furniture and Its Makers. New York; Main Street/Universe Books: 1975. An anthology of articles from The Magazine Antiques. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 158 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w; light wear. Inscribed by Snyder. [30405] $100.00

245. as above, Softcover; light wear. [30645] $60.00

 

246. Sprague, Laura (ed.). Agreeable Situations. Society, Commerce and Art in Southern Maine, 1780-1830. Kennebunk; Brick Store Museum: 1987. An exhibition examining the social history of southern Maine, especially the affluent coastal cities and towns, through the furnishings, silver, clothing and other artifacts of the period. The text touches on interiors, architecture, patronage, commerce, and women's roles; the catalog illustrates and described furniture, silver, ceramics & glass, architecture, interiors, textiles and artwork. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 289 pages, many b/w and some color illustrations; a fine copy. [08602] $45.00

 

247. Sprigg, June, et al. Shaker. Masterworks of utilitarian design created between 1800 and 1875 by the master craftsmen and craftswomen of America's foremost communal religious sect. Katonah Gallery: 1983. The catalog to a loan exhibition of furniture, photographs and other crafts. Includes photos and biographies of some craftsmen. An elegantly-presented exhibition catalog- I'd add some fancy-schmancy superlatives, but that doesn't seem appropriate in this context, does it? Softcover. 8.5"x11", 56 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil, a nice copy. [31355] $45.00

 

248. St. George, Robert Blair (ed.). Material Life in America 1600-1860. Boston; Northeastern University Press: 1988. A collection of essays (first published elsewhere) on a wide variety of topics related to American social and material history and culture. Includes- "Furniture and Domestic Environment in Wethersfield, Connecticut, 1639-1800" by Sweeney; "The Material Lives of Laboring Philadelphians, 1750-1800" by Smith; "Domestic Architecture as an Index to Social History: The Romantic Revival and the Cult of Domesticity in America 1840-1870" by Clark, and many more! Softcover. 8"x10", 570 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear. [31468] $100.00

 

249. Stokes, J. The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Companion... London; Dean and Munday, Threadneedle Street: 1841. A desirable early edition of one of the most popular and comprehensive 19th century cabinetmaking and upholstering books. First published in 1838, and in print well into the 1890s, it included extensive information on the geometry and perspective of cabinetry, as well as technical information about veneering, inlaying, staining, lacquering, japanning, varnishing, glues and cements, etc. Hardcover. 4.25"x6.5", 167 pages, 5 b/w plates [numbered 2-6, plate 1 was not issued]; covers with moderate soil and a few spots, some internal soil and a little toned; slightly shaken and a few signatures slightly pulled. [08166] $250.00

 

250. Stokes, J. The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Companion... Philadelphia; Henry Carey Baird: 1909. A reissue of one of the most popular and comprehensive 19th century cabinetmaking and upholstering books. Hardcover. 5"x8", 190 pages plus 32 pages of other Baird titles and 5 b/w plates. Publisher's embossed brown cloth with gilt title. Covers with slight rub spots and a little wear, else a nice, clean, tight copy. [31202] $100.00

 

251. Swan, Amanda Louise. Context and Influences of Bermuda Furniture: William and Mary and Queen Anne Style Periods. Amanda Louise Swan: 1997 / Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. A study of the production of furniture in Bermuda during these periods. English practices were most influential during the William & Mary period, while Boston and Philadelphia became important influences in the Queen Anne era. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 113 pages; very poor b/w reproductions of photographs; a reprint from the original microfilm. New. [90208] $65.00

 

252. Symonds, R.W. Veneered Walnut Furniture 1660-1760. London; John Tiranti Ltd.: 1946. A small but informative handbook by the dean of English furniture scholarship in the 1940s and 50s. Another nice aspect of the book is that most of the examples were unpublished and came from private collections or dealers. Hardcover. 5"x7.5", 32 pages of text plus 52 b/w plates; dj; jacket rubbed and with minor chips. [05751] $25.00

 

253. Symonds, R.W. & B.B. Whineray. Victorian Furniture. London; Country Life Ltd.: 1965. 2nd printing. This is a well illustrated study of English Victorian era furniture which does a very good job exploring the development and influences of the styles, the methods and materials used, and the social context of the movement. Symonds, one of the leading authorities on English furniture, died during preparation of the book, and it was completed by Whineray, his assistant. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 232 pages, color frontispiece and 281 b/w illustrations, dj. [05518] $100.00

 

254. Talbott, Page. Classical Savannah. Fine & Decorative Arts, 1800-1840. Savannah; Telfair Museum of Art: 1995. The catalog to an extraordinary loan exhibition of early 19th century furniture, paintings and minor decorations which were either made in Georgia or imported into the state by wealthy Savannah residents to furnish their homes. The first portion of the catalog describes the Classical Taste of the early 19th century and its origins; the second portion examines the arts, architecture, interiors, and patrons of Savannah of the period, and the third section is strictly devoted to the furniture of the exhibition. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 196 pages, b/w illustrations. New. [90194] $24.95

 

255. Tarule, Robert. The Joined Furniture of William Searle and Thomas Dennis: A Shop-Based Inquiry into the Woodworking Technology of the Seventeenth Century Joiner. The Union Institute: 1992/UMI Reprints. A detailed examination of the methods of construction used by two Ipswich, Massachusetts 17th century joiners. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", about 400 pages, poor b/w illustrations. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90180] $65.00

 

256. Teahan, John (ed.). Irish Decorative Arts 1550-1928. Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service: 1990. A very fine exhibition which included furniture, silver, glass, ceramics, textiles, and other crafts. Softcover. 8.5"x10", 94 pages, b/w and color illustrations. A near fine copy. [32145] $25.00

 

257. Theus, Mrs. Charlton M. Savannah Furniture 1735-1825. Privately printed: 1967. An uncommon title on southern furniture, which includes chapters on woods, Savannah inventories, types of furniture made in Savannah, Savannah cabinetmakers, and furniture made in other places and imported into Savannah. A noted authority on southern furniture, Mrs. Theus worked on the 1952 Virginia Museum exhibition, and wrote articles on the subject for The Magazine Antiques. Alice Winchester wrote the Foreword. Softcover. 5.5"x8", 100 pages, b/w illustrations, a fine copy. [30457] $125.00

 

258. Toller, Jane. Papier-Mache in Great Britain and America. London; G. Bell & Sons: 1962. A good examination of late 18th and 19th century papier-mache furniture, trays, boxes and other objects. A well researched study, based on the author's extensive work with period publications, catalogs, and directories, and with many period illustrations of very unusual articles. Hardcover. 5.5"x8.5", 126 pages, 1 color and 32 b/w plates and 15 line illustrations, dj; light soil, lightly worn and slightly chipped jacket. [30436] $50.00

 

259. Tracy, Berry B. Federal Furniture and Decorative Arts at Boscobel. New York; Harry N. Abrams and Boscobel Restorations: 1981. "A remarkable collection of Federal period furniture and decorative arts graces Boscobel, a delightful example of New York Federal domestic architecture at Garrison, New York." This handsome, oversized book features brilliant color illustrations of the furniture, silver, paintings and other decorations, and a scholarly text by one of the foremost experts on Federal furniture. Hardcover. 12"x12", 165 pages, 166 color and 49 b/w illustrations, dj; near fine. [30463] $150.00

260. as above, softcover, near fine. [30461] $65.00

 

261. Tracy, Berry B. & William H. Gerdts. Classical America 1815-1845. Newark Museum: 1963. A "pioneering catalogue" (Ames & Ward) whose decorative arts section "focuses on high-style examples and the understanding of American work in a European context." This is appropriate because the Empire (or Grecian) style was, above all, a European creation, and "high-style" and dramatic in manner. Although there is much material here on furniture, there are also sections devoted to silver, ceramics, glass, wallpaper & textiles, and lamps, stoves & clocks; another section, by William Gerdts, focuses on the fine arts. Many of the objects illustrated and described were from private collections. Hardcover. 8.5"x10.5", 212 pages, b/w illustrations; a little light soil to the white covers, tips slightly bumped, but overall a very nice copy. [05999] $450.00

262. as above, softcover, light soil to the covers, a very nice copy. [30648] $350.00

 

263. Tredgold, Thomas. Elementary Principles of Carpentry. Revised from the original edition and partly rewritten by John Thomas Hurst. London; E. & F.N. Spon: 1899. 10th ed. This edition was first published in 1871. "In order to adapt this work as far as possible to the requirements of the modern carpenter, it has been necessary to re-write the articles on pillars, bridges and timber; to add new sections on coffer-dams, scaffolds, etc.; and to revise the remainder of the work throughout... several new plates and woodcuts have been added". Hardcover. 5.5"x7.25", viii + 527 + 32 pages, with 155 text illustrations, plus 48 b/w plates; publisher's brown cloth with black rules, gilt title and device; covers and contents quite clean and fresh; a lovely copy. [30319] $125.00

 

264. Trent, Robert F. The Emery Attributions. [contained in the] Essex Institute Historical Collections; July, 1985. Robert Trent examines the current state of scholarship regarding the attribution of a maker's name to a set of Essex-county 17th century carved chests. Softcover. 6"x9". Article: 13 pages, 5 b/w illustrations. Entire issue: 87 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil. [31505] $25.00

 

265. Trent, Robert F. & Nancy L. Wilson. New London County Joined Chairs 1720-1790. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, Fall, 1985. Based on a CHS exhibition, this includes two articles: 'New London County Joined Chairs: Legacy of a Provincial Elite" by Trent, and 'A Catalogue of New London County Joined Chairs' by Trent and Wilson. Softcover. 6"x9", 199 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear. [08788] $50.00

 

266. Trent, Robert. Hearts & Crowns: Folk Chairs of the Connecticut Coast, 1720-1840, as viewed in the light of Henri Focillon's Introduction to 'Art Populaire'. New Haven Colony Historical Society: 1977. "An excellent book that deals mainly with banister-back and other 18th century chairs" (Semowich). Semowich 832. Ames & Ward. Softcover. 9"x12", 101 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [32134] $65.00

 

267. [Tyler] Selections from the Private Collection of the Late Charles Hitchcock Tyler... New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries: January 24-28th, 1933. Sale 4018. An early member of the Walpole Society, Charles Hitchcock Tyler was a noted collector of Americana and decorative arts. This auction included "Early American Furniture, including a number of fine duplicates from the collection willed by Mr. Tyler to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, a large group of Ralph Wood and Walton Staffordshire figures...silver and Sheffield plate, French animal bronzes... a Paul Revere Church bell". Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 241 pages, 1,222 lots; b/w illustrations. Light soil, a little wear. Some water wrinkling to the upper half of the last 100 pages, with some slight damage to the last few upper page corners (no loss of text or images). [31951] $50.00

 

268. Venable, Charles L. American Furniture in the Bybee Collection. Austin; University of Texas Press: 1989. A wide-ranging collection, from 17th century tables to a Sam Maloof rocker. Jonathan L. Fairbanks contributed the Introduction. A beautiful catalog. Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 192 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; a fine copy in a fine jacket. Furniture historian Myrna Kaye's copy, with her bookplate. [06204] $75.00

 

269. Walkling, Gillian. Antique Bamboo Furniture. London; Bell & Hyman: 1979. A well-illustrated survey of all sorts of antique bamboo furniture, both 18th century China Trade pieces imported to England and America, and Victorian manufactured bamboo and imitation-bamboo furniture. Also includes lists of bamboo furniture manufacturers and cane importers. A smallish book, but fierce. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 127 pages, 4 color plates, 136 b/w illustrations, dj; jacket with a little wear and rubbing. [31320] $100.00

 

270. Wall, William E. Graining, Ancient and Modern. Wilmette; Frederick J. Drake: 1955. 3rd, revised & enlarged edition. William E. Wall, considered to be one of the preeminent grain-painters and marblers, was himself the son of a grainer. He wrote several books and pamphlets on graining, of which "Graining, Ancient and Modern", first published in 1905, is the most famous. This book is one of the classic modern studies of graining techniques and history, with many illustrations and complete descriptions of tools, methods and recipes. This 3rd edition was revised and enlarged. Hardcover. 6"x9", 208 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj; light wear, a nice copy. [30677] $60.00

 

271. The Walpole Society Note Book. 1991-92. South Portland; printed for the Society by the Ascensius Press in an edition of 40 copies: 1994. Includes 'A Palm Beach Pilgrimage' by Joseph Peter Spang III, 'The Fall Meeting at Shelburne, Vermont' by Henry S. Streeter, 'Walpole Society, Pittsburgh' by Morrison H. Heckscher, 'Pre-Revolutionary Charleston' by Claiborne, Pierce & Spang, 'Wilhelmina Harris and the Adams Historic Site' by Richard H. Randall, Jr., 'A Comparative Study of the Work of John Carlisle, Jr., of Providence and the Townsends and Goddards of Newport' by Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., and a memorial to Clifton Waller Barrett. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.25", 96 pages, plus 24 pages of b/w plates, plus inserted programs for the Shelburne, Pittsburgh, Palm Beach & Charleston meetings. Original patterned boards and black linen spine with paper label. A fine copy. [31055] $125.00

 

272. Wands, Scott Lannon. William G. Beesley (1797-1842), Windsor Chairmaker, Colourman, and Decorative Painter of Salem, New Jersey. University of Delaware: 2003/UMI Reprints. A master's thesis. A scholarly transcription and analysis of the daybooks for 1828-1830 and 1937-1842 of southern New Jersey chairmaker and interior paint supplier William Beesley. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 321 pages, poor b/w illustrations. A reprint from microfilm, with consequent degradation of b/w photos. New. [90182] $65.00

 

273. Watkin, David. Thomas Hope and the Neo-Classic Idea. London; John Murray: 1968. "Thomas Hope, 1769-1831, eccentric offspring of a Dutch banking family, employed his wealth and taste to impress on Regency society the principles of Neo-Classicism. While he invested in Old Masters, antique statuary and vases, he also patronized such contemporary artists as Flaxman [and] anticipated William Morris by training craftsmen to make durable furniture from his own Greek and Egyptian designs. His London mansion was something between a djinn's fabrication and a museum -filled at night with fashionable routs, by day by ticket-holding members of the public...he had himself and his wife painted in Turkish costumes, and backed his Greek vases with seraglio draperies... being a man of character as well as feeling, he carried his grand idea off superbly". Hardcover. 6"x9", xxi + 316 pages, b/w and line illustrations, dj. Light wear, a nice copy. [31234] $100.00

 

274. Watson, F.J.B. Louis XVI Furniture. London/New York; Academy Editions/St. Martin's Press: 1973. Eighteenth century France provided the perfect environment for the creation of great furniture- a guild system which encouraged specialization was combined with the exuberant excess of the period and the French taste for gilt, beautiful woods and showy forms; the result was the development of some of the most beautiful cabinetmaking ever accomplished. This is a good guide to the furniture, its makers, and their techniques, with illustrations drawn from several outstanding collections including those of the English Royal Collection, the Wallace Collection, and those of the V&A and Waddeson Manor. Hardcover. 6.5"x7.5", 162 pages plus 242 b/w illustrations, dj. [30651] $65.00

 

275. Watson, F.J.B. Wallace Collection Catalogues - Furniture. London; printed for the Trustees by William Clowes and Sons, Ltd.: 1956. A catalog of the furniture from this important collection of 17th and 18th century French decorative arts formed by the First, Second, Third and Fourth Marquess' of Hertford. "The Fourth Marquess of Hertford, born in the last year of the eighteenth century, showed in this, as he did in other matters, his marked individual taste. He cared nothing for fashion or the opinion of others. The thirty years during which he lived in Paris enabled him to take full advantage of the dispersal of the contents of many French royal and noble houses...". A scholarly catalog with very detailed entries. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", lxvi + 360 pages, plus 120 b/w plates. [05753] $65.00

 

276. Watson, F.J.B. The Wrightsman Collection. Vol. 1- Furniture [&] Volume 2- Furniture, Gilt Bronzes, Carpets. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1966. The first two volumes (of an eventual five) of the catalog of the Wrightsman Collection, one of the foremost collections of French 18th century decorative and fine arts in America. This set is complete in itself; later volumes covered such topics as porcelains and paintings. These two volumes contain pictures and descriptions of some 500 pieces with physical description, attribution, provenance, and bibliographical citations for each piece. There are also photographs of craftsmen's marks, an appendix on the Savonnerie manufactory, biographies of craftsmen, and a glossary of French technical terms. 2 vols. Hardcovers. 10"x11.5", 671 pages, 332 illustrations, including 35 color plates, dj's. A very nice set in somewhat worn jackets with some corner chips, wear, etc. [30464] $800.00

 

277. Weidman, Gregory R. Furniture in Maryland 1740-1940: The Collection of the Maryland Historical Society. Baltimore; Maryland Historical Society: 1984. A catalog of 260 selected objects from the MHS collection. Although a majority of the furniture was made in Maryland, a substantial portion was made in other places and brought to Maryland by the families which eventually donated it, thus providing an intriguing study of Maryland furniture taste in the 18th and 19th centuries. Softcover. 9"x12", many b/w and several color illustrations; light wear. [30642] $275.00

 

278. Weidman, Gregory R. & Jennifer F. Goldsborough. Classical Maryland 1815-1845. Fine and Decorative Arts from the Golden Age. Maryland Historical Society: 1993. The catalog to a loan exhibition which drew from both public and private collections. It explores the architecture, paintings, sculpture, furniture, silver, ceramics & glass of Classical-era Maryland. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 8.5"x11", 185 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Covers with minor wear at the tips and edges; small black label on the spine. [31495] $175.00

 

279. Whitehill, Walter M., et al. Boston Furniture of the Eighteenth Century. Boston; The Colonial Society of Massachusetts: 1974. A classic study, based on a conference held by the Colonial Society. Semowich 907. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 316 pages, 174 b/w illustrations, dj. Wayne Pratt's copy, with his name on the flyleaf. Jacket worn, chipped and soiled, an internal spine split, but tight. Covers lightly spotted, water stain to rear of jacket and the edge of the last few pages. A well-worn copy. [31493] $75.00

 

280. Whitehill, Walter Muir. The Arts in Early American History. Needs and Opportunities for Study. With a Bibliography by Wendell D. Garrett and Jane N. Garrett. University of North Carolina Press: 1965. In addition to Whitehill's essay, this is a valuable resource because of the 120 page bibliography of "The Arts in Early American History" by the Garretts. Hardcover. 6"x9", 170 pages, a near fine copy. [05264] $40.00

 

281. Wick, Wendy Caroline. Stephen Girard: A Patron of the Philadelphia Furniture Trade. Wendy Caroline Wick: 1977/Ann Arbor; UMI Reprints. A thesis submitted to the University of Delaware. Between about 1780 and 1820 Girard, a Philadelphia businessman, patronized many Philadelphia cabinetmakers and other artisans. After his death his collection was preserved intact, along with many of the original invoices, bills and other notes. This thesis focuses on his patronage of cabinetmakers. Comb-bound. 8.5"x11", 284 pages; very poor b/w reproductions of photographs; a reprint from the original microfilm. New. [90224] $65.00

 

282. Wildridge, T. Tindall. The Grotesque in Church Art... London; William Andrews & Co.: 1899. Edition limited to 400 numbered copies, of which this is copy #1. An engaging study of "grotesques" in Gothic ornament, specifically church ornament, and the origins of their symbolism. Illustrated with many wonderful examples drawn from unsuspecting and otherwise perfectly respectable English churches. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", vii, [ii], plus 228 pages, line illustrations and 1 b/w plate. Publisher's dark green cloth with gilt titles; covers with minor scuffing and a little wear; endpapers browned, else a nice copy. [30540] $250.00

 

283. Wills, Geoffrey. English Furniture 1760-1900. New York; Doubleday & Co.: 1971. A well illustrated study of English furniture from Chippendale and Gothic styles through Adam, Hepplewhite, Sheraton, Regency, and Victorian. Hardcover. 7"x9.5", 256 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; near fine. [06100] $40.00

 

284. Wilner, Eli & Mervyn Kaufman. Antique American Frames. Identification and Price Guide. New York; Avon Books: 1995. Here's an odd combination indeed- a mass-market paperback about antique American picture frames, just the sort of thing for light travel reading. Nonetheless, it is another fine reference from the pen of Eli Wilner, frame dealer and historian. Softcover. 5"x8", 228 pages, b/w and several color illustrations. Light wear. [32221] $100.00

 

285. Wilner, Eli (ed.). The Gilded Edge. The Art of the Frame. San Francisco; Chronicle Books: 2000. "Nothing enhances the appeal of a beautiful painting like the perfect frame. Indeed, framing is an art form in its own right, and 'The Gilded Edge' is the first book to offer a comprehensive visual survey of the beautiful antique frames made in America over the last two centuries. With essays by art world luminaries, museum curators, private collectors, and independent scholars, this richly illustrated volume covers topics ranging from frame history and fabrication to the art of perfectly matching frame to artwork. Unlike most art books that depict paintings without their frames, 'The Gilded Edge' presents many photographs that showcase frames in relation to the paintings they border-and as works of art themselves." Hardcover. 10.5"x12.5", 203 pages, filled with color and b/w illustrations, bibliography, dj. Light wear. [32167] $300.00

 

286. Wright, Lawrence. Warm and Snug. The History of the Bed. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1962. An entertaining romp through an oft-neglected subject. The bed of Cleopatra, Biblical beds, painted chambers, Elizabethan and Stuart frolics, 'murdered in our beds', and much, much more. Good bedtime reading? Hardcover. 6"x9", 360 pages, numerous b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket with some wear, light soil. [31639] $30.00

 

287. Young-kyu, Park. Korean Woodcraft. Seoul; Bumwoo Publishing Co.: 1997. A splendidly illustrated compendium of 18th, 19th and early 20th century Korean woodwork, including furniture, boxes, bowls, cups, jars & utensils, cookware, print blocks, lighting, carvings, and much more. The extensive text is almost entirely in Korean, but there are thumbnail picture captions in English. Uncommon. Hardcover. 8.5"x12", 363 pages, 331 color and some line illustrations, dj. Slipcased. A fine, bright copy. [31090] $750.00

 

288. Zogry, Kenneth Joel. The Best the Country Affords. Vermont Furniture 1765-1850. Bennington Museum: 1995. Edited by Philip Zea, with a Foreword by Wendell Garrett. A beautifully produced loan-exhibition catalog, featuring large, nicely lit photographs, and many illustrations of original labels, advertisements, etc. Softcover. 8.5"x12", 172 pages, many b/w and some color illustrations. New. [90191] $40.00

 

 


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