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Catalog 315

 

 

 

"To Furnish a Fine House"

Books on Furniture, Cabinetmakers, Metalwares, Textiles, and other Americana

 


1. 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

 

2. 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, b/w illustrations; light wear; a nice copy. [8498] $40.00

 

3. Anderson, Clarita S. American Coverlets and Their Weavers. Coverlets from the Collection of Foster and Muriel McCarl. Colonial Williamsburg/Ohio University Press: 2002. This book catalogs more than 50 coverlets and their creators in detail, with large color plates and closeup views of the textiles. Hardcover. 9"x11", 247 pages, color illustrations, dj. New. [95090] $25.00

 

4. 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. Softcover. 8.5"x11", about 125 pages, b/w and several color illustrations; light wear. [31635] $675.00

 

5. Anderson, Marna. A Loving Likeness. American Folk Portraits of the Nineteenth Century. Princeton; The Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb: 1992. The catalog to an exhibition of important works by a number of known and unknown American folk painters from the private collection of Raymond & Susan Egan. The exhibition also included silhouettes by the "Red Book Artist" and the "Puffy Sleeve Artist". Softcover. 9"x11.5", 60 pages, color illustrations. Light wear, a little soil, small black label on spine. [31764] $85.00

 

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. Armstrong, Walter. Alfred Stevens, A Biographical Study. Paris & London; Librairie de l'Art: 1881. Alfred Stevens [1817-75] was an important Victorian designer and artist, whose dramatic Neo-Renaissance figures could be found adorning massive outdoor monuments or cast as brass firedogs. He also designed ceramics, including enameled faience and maiolica, and ceilings, staircases and furniture. Examples of all of these items are illustrated here in fine, large line drawings. Hardcover. 11"x15.5", 47 pages, 36 line illustrations; publisher's pictorial cream cloth; covers somewhat soiled, spine head worn. [30312] $175.00

 

8. Aslin, Elizabeth. Nineteenth Century English Furniture. New York; Thomas Yoseloff: 1962. 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. Hardcover. 7"x10", 93 pages of text plus 4 color and 135 b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy in a lightly worn jacket. [1029] $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. Barons, Richard & DeVere A. Card. The American Hearth. Colonial and Post-Colonial Cooking Tools. Broome County Historical Society: 1977. 2nd prtg, limited to 1000 copies after an initial printing of 500. A very interesting catalog, illustrating and describing 160 superb examples of 18th and early 19th century metal tools for cooking. Uncommon. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 94 pages, b/w illustrations. Covers a bit worn, corner crease. Light wear. [32082] $125.00

 

11. Barquist, David & Ethan W. Lasser. Curule. Ancient Design in American Federal Furniture. New Haven; Yale University Art Gallery: 2003. A wonderful study of a single aspect of American Classical Revival furniture of the Federal period- the S-curved legs of the sella curulis style. Softcover. 8"x10", 48 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. [90138] $14.95

 

12. 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

14. 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

 

18. Belknap, Henry W. Artists and Craftsmen of Essex County, Massachusetts. Salem; The Essex Institute: 1927. One of the first studies to gather period newspaper notices, & advertisements on cabinetmakers, carvers, turners, glass makers, silversmiths, potters, engravers, 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

 

19. Belknap, Henry W. Trades and Tradesmen of Essex County, Massachusetts, Chiefly of the Seventeenth Century. Salem; The Essex Institute: 1929. One of the pioneering studies of Colonial-era crafts and tradesmen. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 96 pages, plus 12 b/w illustrations; a fine copy. [31086] $200.00

 

20. 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, an inventory-based reconstruction of how people dressed in 17th century Cambridge, Massachusetts, and more! Softcover. 6"x9", 184 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine. [90255] $30.00

 

21. Benes, Peter (ed.). House and Home. Boston University: 1990. The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Proceedings for 1988. Includes essays on setting up housekeeping in the 18th century, domestic service in New England, cookstoves in American culture 1815-1900, lower-class life in Connecticut in 1815, female work in the household from 1724-1782, and more. Softcover. 6"x9", 136 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine. [90254] $28.00

 

22. 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, china collecting in 19th century New England, Hartford's role in the origins of antiques collecting, Civil War memorials and collecting by Victorians, and much more. Softcover. 6"x9", 224 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine. [90251] $35.00

 

23. Benes, Peter (ed.). Painting and Portrait Making in the American Northeast. Boston University: 1995. The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Proceedings for 1994. The book is divided into sections on 'Arts of Portraiture in the Early Colonies', 'New England Portrait and Miniature Painters of the Eighteenth and early Nineteenth Centuries', 'Imaging and Reproduction Technologies' (19th century), 'Gender, Iconography and Aesthetics', 'Portrait Making in the Era of Daguerreotypes and Photographs', and an extensive bibliography. Softcover. 6"x9", 288 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine. [90249] $35.00

 

24. 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

 

25. Benes, Peter (ed.). Textiles in Early New England: Design, Production, and Consumption. Boston University: 1999. The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Proceedings for 1997. Includes essays on coverlets, lace production, the growth of the NE textile industry between 1700 and 1830, hand tools, youths' clothing in the early 19th century, men's ready-to-wear clothes in the early 19th century, and more! Softcover, 6"x9", 240 pages, b/wq illustrations. Fine. [90252] $35.00

 

26. Benes, Peter (ed.). Textile in New England II: Four Centuries of Material Life. Boston University: 2001. The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife Proceedings for 1999. A follow-up to the 10997 conference. Includes essays on bed rugs, cooperative quilting from 1750-1850, beds & bed hangings in 18th century Massachusetts, rag carpet weaving in Connecticut from 1850-1880, Shaker textile production at Canterbury, 19th century textile commemoratives and broadsides, textiles in the Victorian home, and more. Softcover. 6"x9", 272 pages, b/w illustrations. Fine. [90253] $40.00

 

27. Benes, Peter. The Masks of Orthodoxy. Folk Gravestone Carving in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 1689-1805. Amherst; University of Massachusetts Press: 1977. "A pioneer effort... [drawing on] data provided by approximately 4000 stone markers found in over 100 colonial burial sites in southeastern and central New England, and offers an explanation of the curious facial distortions, markings, and caricatures which have baffled students of early New England iconography for almost a century." Hardcover. 8.5"x10", 273 pages, b/w and line illustrations, dj. A nice copy. [31322] $65.00

 

28. 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, this was not an attempt to document every piece of furniture that could be found, but to survey and document the "unique regional" style. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", xiii + 562 pages, color frontispiece, hundreds of b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket a little worn, else a nice copy. [32267] $1,000.00

 

29. Black, Mary & Barbara C. and Lawrence B. Holdridge. Ammi Phillips, Portrait Painter, 1788-1865. New York; Clarkson Potter: 1968. The standard reference to the life and work of this folk portrait painter, with illustrations from the comprehensive exhibition at the Museum of American Folk Art, photographs of inscriptions on the backs of some paintings, etc. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 56 pages, 3 color plates and 77 b/w illustrations, dj; Jacket lightly soiled, and with a small black label. [31521] $125.00

 

30. Bolton, Theodore. Early American Portrait Draughtsmen in Crayons. New York; Frederic Fairchild Sherman: 1923. Edition limited to 325 copies. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", xii + 111 pages, plus 13 b/w plates; title page printed in red and black; light wear, tips bumped, but a very nice copy. [9677] $150.00

 

31. Boor, John William, with Allison, Jonathan, Christopher, & Peter Boor. Philadelphia Empire Furniture. Hanover; University Press of New England: 2006. "This volume looks closely for the first time at 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

 

32. Brant, Sandra & Elissa Cullman. Small Folk. A Celebration of Childhood in America. E.P. Dutton/Museum of American Folk Art: 1980. A wonderful study of "the rising status of American youth as it is revealed through the folk art of the late seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries." The authors include folk toys, furniture, textiles, mourning pictures, dolls & doll houses, portraits, paper work, and other objects. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 180 pages, filled with color and b/w illustrations, dj. A very nice copy. [31476] $50.00

 

33. Brawer, Nicholas A. Britain's Portable Empire. Campaign Furniture of the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian Periods. Katonah Museum of Art: 2001. Softcover. 10.5"x7", 36 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. [90231] $20.00

 

34. Brown, Ann Eckert. American Wall Stenciling 1790-1840. Hanover; University Press of New England: 2003. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 269 pages, loaded with color and b/w illustrations, dj. Glossary. Bibliography. New. [90204] $25.00

 

35. 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. Brown subscribed to the belief that the study of earlier times held the key to tasteful decoration. He tolerated the Egyptians (whose designs were "more to be admired for their sublimity than true elegance"), despised the Romans ("pompous... covered every part of their works with ornaments in wanton profusion...and render their productions one indistinguishable mass") and admired the Greeks above all others, "who have displayed a taste hitherto unequaled, and that fills the enlightened world with admiration."
        When dealing with ornament, Brown truly reached his stride. He laid down the law, stating "All ornaments introduced into furniture should be rich, graceful and consistent, and not of the vulgar kind: the passionflower, for instance, is extremely rich, the sun-flower vulgar, although we frequently see it introduced, with dolphins, shells, and other incongruous appendages, on the poles of window curtains." He further advises against use of "serpents and other obnoxious reptiles, to which we have a natural antipathy." His imagination was unlimited- a dressing table should have the decorations of plants which produce perfume; sofas need decoration denoting comfort, for instance couch flower and heartsease; for a table for playing cards "perhaps the mask of Comus, the god of festivals and mirth, will be found to accord.".
        Since Brown comments in this vein on every piece of furniture, the book is quite entertaining reading. 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. Needless to say, the perspective is perfect. 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 original printed boards, covers somewhat scuffed and soiled. Rebacked, with a new, sympathetic spine, and 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. Overall a nice copy in the original pasteboard covers. [31026] $3,000.00

 

36. Buckley, Chris. Tibetan Furniture. Warren; Floating World Editions: 2005. The only 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

 

37. Burks, Jean M. Birmingham Brass Candlesticks. Charlottesville; University Press of Virginia: 1986. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 128 pages, 121 b/w plates, dj; a near fine copy. [31456] $150.00

 

38. Butler, Joseph T., et al. The American Eagle. Spirit and Symbol, 1782-1882. Katonah Museum of Art: 1988. "Symbol of the Republic, America's ubiquitous eagle surfaced in many places, enhancing furniture, household items, architecture, military artifacts, coins, broadsides, posters, and more." Softcover. 8.5"x11", 16 pages, b/w illustrations. New. [90230] $12.00

 

39. Card, Devere A. The Use of Burl in America. Utica; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute: 1971. The catalog to an exhibition of pieces from the collection of the pioneering collector of, and dealer in, American burl treen, Devere A. Card. It includes a short discussion of American burl treen, followed by small-group photographs of more than 110 items of American burl treen with Card's informative notes. A slim catalog, but power-packed and difficult to find. Softcover. 7"x10", 30 pages, 35 black & white illustrations. In fine condition. Noted Connecticut antique dealer Wayne Pratt's copy, with his rubber stamp on the endpaper. [32492] $100.00

 

40. Carpenter, Charles & Mary Grace. The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket. New York; Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1987. A beautifully produced study of the arts and crafts of this legendary whaling and seaport community. Scrimshaw, basketry, glass, silver, ceramics, furniture, textiles, weathervanes and mariners' tools are all illustrated and described here. The Carpenters also discuss the exotic objects brought back to Nantucket by her world-traveling mariners, from intricately-carved Chinese boxes to dramatic Samoan war clubs. Hardcover. 8.5"x10", 257 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; fine. [95010] $50.00

 

41. Carrick, Alice van Leer. Shades of our Ancestors. American Profiles and Profilists. Boston; Little, Brown, and Co.: 1928. An important early study of American silhouettes. Hardcover. 7"x10", 205 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w; color frontispiece. Covers with soil and some spots and rubbing. Some minor internal browning. Not a pretty copy, but solid and functional. [31748] $30.00

 

42. Caspall, John. Fire & Light in the Home, pre-1820. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 2000. 4th prtg. This well illustrated study begins with fire-making tools in use from ancient times to the end of the 18th century, and then surveys various types of candlesticks and candle-holders, rushlights, candle-firs, animal and vegetable-fueled lamps, candle lanterns and lantern candlesticks, wall sconces, and other devices. A final chapter touches on what Caspall terms "The American Situation". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 278 pages, 601 b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography. A very nice copy. [32072] $125.00

 

43. Christensen, Erwin. Early American Wood Carving. New York; World Publishing: 1952. Includes ships' figureheads and sternboards; shop figures and tavern signs, circus & carousel carvings, busts & statues; architectural ornaments and furniture carving; household articles; and religious items. Hardcover. 6"x9", 149 pages, 5 color and 50 b/w illustrations, dj; light wear, jacket lightly soiled. [9090] $25.00

 

44. Clemmensen, Tove. Furniture by N.H. Jardin, C.F. Harsdorff and J.C. Lillie and Examples of Their Interior Decoration. A Contribution to the History of Neo-Classicism in Denmark from 1755 to 1800. Copenhagen; The National Museum of Denmark: 1973. A massive project to explore unexplored facets of Neoclassic design in Denmark, which was originally the author's doctoral thesis. Although the main text is in Danish, there is a 45-page English summary of the text, and the illustration captions are in English and Danish. Softcover. 8.5"x12", 575 pages, 154 black & white plates. Covers a bit soiled, tips thumbed. [32561] $200.00

 

45. Cleveland, Richard L. & Donna Bister. Plain and Fancy. Vermont's People and Their Quilts as a Reflection of America. Quilt Digest Press: 1991. 2nd prtg. Hey, it's darn cold in Vermont for a good part of the year- Vermonters have always taken great care making their quilts! Softcover. 8.5"x11", 103 pages, color and b/w illustrations. A very nice copy. [31530] $75.00

 

46. 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. Hardcover. 9"x12", 224 pages, line drawings; light soil, a little wear, binding dry. [8248] $75.00

 

47. Cocks, Dorothy. The Pewter Collection of the New Canaan Historical Society. New Canaan Historical Society: 1967. A short history of the collection, and catalog of an exhibition. Softcover. 6"x9", 24 pages, 14 b/w illustrations. Light soil. [31245] $35.00

 

48. Colio, Quintana. Americana. Wood Carving - Needlework. Ephrata; Science Press: 1974. The Christmas Keepsake issued by the Science Press for 1974. This book features wood carvings by Pennsylvania carver Lewis Bieber De Turk [1862-1933], and Victorian needlework mottoes from several private collections. Hardcover. 10.5"x9", 112 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light water wave affecting some of the pages along the lower gutter, and a very, very light stain on the title page. [31075] $100.00

 

49. Collard, Frances. Regency Furniture. Woodbridge; Antique Collector's Club: 1987. 2nd printing. A standard study of English Regency furniture, with hundreds of color and black & white illustrations from a variety of period sources as well as modern photographs of examples from public and private collections. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 346 pages, 40 color plates and 304 black & white illustrations, dust jacket. A little very minor wear, but overall in fine, clean condition. Signed by Collard on the title page. [32514] $85.00

 

50. Collecting Antique Pewter. What to Look for and What to Avoid. Pewter Collectors' Club of America: 2006. A really wonderful book for the pewter collector, the bulk of which is devoted to a series of photos and descriptions of fake pewter, or genuine old pewter with faked marks. There are also sections devoted to discussions of collecting, construction, rarity, and other topics useful to collectors. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 214 pages, filled with black & white illustrations, dust jacket. New. [90275] $34.95

 

51. Cooke, Edward S., Jr. [ed.]. Upholstery in America & Europe from the Seventeenth Century to World War I. New York; W.W. Norton & Co.: 1987. This volume grew out of a 1979 Decorative Arts Society conference, co-sponsored by Old Sturbridge Village and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 273 pages, many b/w and some color illustrations, dj; a near fine copy. [31353] $50.00

 

52. Cotterell, Howard Herschel, Adolphe Riff& Robert M. Vitter. National Types of Old Pewter. New York; Weathervane Books: 1972. Revised & expanded edition. A reissue of a series of articles Cotterell wrote for the Magazine Antiques on European pewter of different countries and their characteristics. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 152 pages, hundreds of black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Jacket with light wear, else fine. [32467] $25.00

 

53. 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. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 84 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w and color. Light wear. [31704] $125.00

 

55. 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

 

56. 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. Softcover. 6"x9", 118 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil. [32005] $50.00

 

57. [Decoys] American Waterfowl Decoys. The Distinguished Collection of Dr. James M. McCleery. New York; Sotheby's: January 22-23, 2000. The catalog to the auction of a distinguished collection. A superb catalog, with detailed descriptions and several essays. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 247 pages 641 lots, color illustrations. Fine. [32190] $125.00

 

58. Dorman, Charles G. Delaware Cabinetmakers and Allied Artisans 1655-1855. Wilmington; Historical Society of Delaware: 1960. Includes biographical notes on identified Delaware cabinetmakers. "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

 

59. 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". Hardcover. 7"x10", 326 pages, b/w plates. Covers with moderate wear and a little soil, text a bit browned. [32012] $100.00

 

60. 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

 

61. DuPont, Henry Francis. Joseph Downs, An Appreciation and A Bibliography of His Publications. Reprinted from the 1954 Walpole Society Note Book. Softcover. 6.5"x9", 20 pages, portrait frontispiece; light wear. [30515] $35.00

 

62. Dubbe, B. Tin en Tinnegieters in Nederland. W. de Haan N.V. Zeist: 1965. A well illustrated study of Dutch antique pewterware, with extensive material (in Dutch) on pewterers, marks, etc. There are many photos and line drawings of forms, cut-aways, marks, etc. Hardcover. 6.5"x10", 189 pages, plus 125 b/w illustrations; marks; chipped dj; a little underlining and a few marginal notes by someone who seems to have known something about the subject. [30810] $85.00

 

63. Edwards, Ralph & Margaret Jourdain. Georgian Cabinet-Makers c.1700-1800. London; Country Life Limited: 1962. 2nd prtg. of the 3rd, revised edition. 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. [8808] $60.00

 

64. Edwards, Ralph. The Dictionary of English Furniture. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 1986. A classic reference, first published in the 1920s. This is a reissue of the 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

 

65. 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. Need we say more? 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. [6577] $40.00

 

66. 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

 

67. 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

 

68. 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

 

69. [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

 

70. Evans, Nancy Goyne. Windsor-Chair Making in America. From Craft Shop to Consumer. Hanover; University Press of New England: 2006. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 475 pages, loaded with color and b/we illustrations, dj. New. [90188] $65.00

 

71. Fales, Dean A. American Painted Furniture, 1660-1880. New York; Bonanza Books: 1986. An important reference work. "This remains an excellent overview." (Ames) Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 299 pages, 510 illustrations, some in color, dj. Light wear. [31706] $85.00

 

72. 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

 

73. 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

 

74. 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. Softcover. 9"x11", 144 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Bibliography. New. [90200] $45.00

 

75. 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, featuring sections on furniture, silver, lighting, metalwork, glass, and porcelain. Softcover. 9"x11", 103 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Bibliography. New. [90199] $40.00

 

76. Feld, Stuart P. Boston in the Age of Neo-Classicism, 1810-1840. New York; Hirschl & Adler Galleries: 1999. A beautifully illustrated exhibition catalog, featuring sections on furniture, metalwork, lighting, glass, porcelain, and paintings. Softcover. 9"x11", 143 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Bibliography. New. [90198] $40.00

 

77. Fendelman, Helaine. Tramp Art. An Itinerant's Folk Art. New York; E.P. Dutton: 1975. The very first book on tramp art, by a leading authority on American folk art. A small classic. Softcover. 5.5"x8", 127 pages, b/w and color illustrations. Tips thumbed, light wear. Inscribed by the author to noted antique & folk art dealer Wayne Pratt. [31566] $85.00

 

78. Fennimore, Donald E. Metalwork in Early America. Copper and Its Alloys from the Winterthur Collection. Winterthur: 1996. Antique copper, brass, bronze and paktong wares from the Winterthur Collection. Hardcover. 11"x9.5", 472 pages, 17 color and 697 b/w illustrations, dj. Bibliography. Glossary. New. [90203] $70.00

 

79. Fielding, Mantle [& Glenn B. Opitz]. Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers. Poughkeepsie; Apollo Books: 1986. 2nd, revised ed. A major revision to Fielding's important 1926 work, with almost 13,000 additional biographies and 8,000 new names. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 1,081 pages, dj. Light wear, a little soil, jacket slightly wrinkled along the edges. [31863] $150.00

 

80. Fireplace Furniture and Light Fittings. Christie's South Kensington: May 17, 2000. An auction catalog with a nice selection of fine sconces, lamps, chandeliers and other lighting, as well as fancy mantels, andirons, fenders and other fireplace tools and fittings. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 63 pages, 140 lots, mostly color illustrations; light wear. [9331] $50.00

 

81. Fireplace Furniture and Light Fittings. Christie's South Kensington: March 17, 1998. An auction catalog with a nice selection of chandeliers and extremely fancy candlesticks and lamps; also fireplace fenders, andirons and other fittings. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 75 pages, 117 lots, mostly color illustrations; light wear. [9329] $50.00

 

82. Fireplace Furniture and Light Fittings. Christie's South Kensington: December 16, 1998. An auction catalog with a nice selection of very fine chandeliers, lamps, mantelpieces, fireplace fenders, and other fittings. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 126 pages, 212 lots, mostly color illustrations; light wear. [9330] $50.00

 

83. [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). Also Goddard - Townsend pieces, a set of chairs owned by Artemas Ward, a small but distinguished assemblage of silver including a covered porringer made by Paul Revere for his niece to present to a friend... those were the days, eh? Softcover. 7.5"x11", 165 pages, 368 lots, b/w illustrations, priced. Light wear, light soil, cover edges worn. [31968] $150.00

 

84. 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

 

85. [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. [9021] $35.00

 

86. [Folk Art] Important American Folk Art from the Collection of the late Bernard M. Barenholtz. New York; Sotheby's: January 27, 1990. Sale 5969. Barenholtz was a famous collector of both toys and folk art. Softcover. 8"x10.5", about 150 pages, 261 lots, color and b/w illustrations. Prices realised sheet stapled to first page. Tips thumbed. [31612] $100.00

 

87. [Folk Art] Americana from the Collection of M. Austin and Jill R. Fine. New York; Sotheby's: January 30, 1987. Sale 5552. The auction sale of a fine collection of American folk art and related furniture and accessories. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 337 lots, color and b/w illustrations. Prices realised sheet stapled to first page. [31628] $40.00

 

88. [Folk Art] 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

 

89. [Folk Art] Selections from the American Folk Art Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Marcus. New York; Sotheby's: October 14th, 1989. A collection primarily of weathervanes, whirligigs, sculpture and folk paintings. The weathervanes are spectacular, and include squirrels, geese, a "Jack Tar", all sorts of horses, a Humpmobile, firemen, and Indians. There is also an unusual "slave and master" whirligig, a painted pine chandler's sign of a sailor with a giant bottle of grog, and much more. Softcover. 8.5"x11", about 100 pages, 67 lots, copiously illustrated in color and b/w; a nice catalog. [31975] $35.00

 

90. Foote, Henry Wilder, et al. Catalogue of Portraits in the Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts. Covering Three Centuries. Salem; The Essex Institute: 1936. The catalog of more than 400 portraits owned by the Essex Institute, the center of seafaring on the north coast of Massachusetts in the 18th and 19th centuries. Merchants, shipmasters and other well-to-do persons and public officials are all well represented, as is the work of most of the important portrait artists in the area. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", xii + 306 pages, many b/w plates; a little light cover rubbing, but overall a very nice, bright copy. [31009] $275.00

 

91. 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. Hardcover. 9"x12.5", 397 pages, many b/w illustrations, dj. A near fine copy. [32067] $125.00

 

92. 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

 

93. French, H.W. Art and Artists in Connecticut. Boston; Lee and Shepard: 1879. An early, quite comprehensive study which includes biographies of over 150 Connecticut painters and sculptors, both well-known and obscure, who lived and worked between the late 18th century and the 1870s. Hardcover. 7"x9", xiii + 176 pages, illustrated throughout with b/w line illustrations. In the publisher's original highly-decorated red, black & gilt pictorial covers. A very bright, clean, fresh copy with only very minor wear and soil. Really a superlative copy. [31346] $500.00

 

94. Fried, Frederick. Artists in Wood, American Carvers of Cigar-Store Indians, Show Figures, and Circus Wagons. New York; Bramhall House: 1970. This standard study of these carvings includes many period photographs as well as biographical information on the carvers. Hardcover. 9"x12", 297 pages, 25 color and 234 b/w illustrations, dj; light wear, a few spots. [30271] $45.00

 

95. 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. 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. [9897] $150.00

 

96. 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, paintings, prints, silver and some ceramics and glass, beautifully photographed and meticulously described. Softcover. 9"x10", 135 pages, color and b/w illustrations; New. [90197] $40.00

 

97. 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. Softcover. 7.5"x11", 153 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear. [9682] $125.00

 

98. 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

 

99. Gentle, Rupert & Rachel Field. Domestic Metalwork 1640-1820. Woodbridge; Antique Collector's Club: 1994. A dramatic updating of the classic book 'English Domestic Brass'. The authors added European work, as well as copper and other alloys. Major sections of the book cover lighting, the fireplace & smoking, the kitchen, the dining room, the library, the bedroom, door-knockers and locks, accessories and ornaments, and miscellaneous domestic metalwork. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 461 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, but a nice copy. [32076] $250.00

 

100. Gentle, Rupert, et al. G. Dallas Coons Candlestick Collection. Richmond, Valentine Museum: 1975. The catalog to an exhibition of this famous collection. 79 base-metal English and European candlesticks and pairs are illustrated and described. The examples range from the 10th century to 1830, but the vast majority are 17th and 18th century. Hard-to-find. Softcover. 8"x8.5", 48 pages, b/w illustrations. A very nice copy. [32018] $100.00

 

101. Gillingham, Harrold E. Early Time-Telling Devices. An Address given by Harrold E. Gillingham at a meeting of The Bucks County Historical Society, September 26, 1936. Reprinted from the Bucks County Historical Society Papers: 1936. An interesting address by the Pennsylvania collector and antiquarian on time-telling devices before the advent of the clock & watch- pocket sundials, pillar sundials, sand-glasses, and the like. Softcover. 6"x9", 12 pages, 12 pages, 10 b/w illustrations. Some cover soil. Signed by Gillingham on the first page. [32128] $65.00

 

102. [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

 

103. [Goddard/Townsend - Seidlitz Collection] 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, light wear. [31159] $40.00

 

104. Gordon, Elinor (ed.). Chinese Export Porcelain. An Historical Survey. New York; Main Street/Universe Books: 1975. An anthology of articles from The Magazine Antiques. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 175 pages, numerous b/w and 14 color illustrations; light soil, a little wear. [9411] $35.00

 

105. 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

 

106. [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

 

107. Greenlaw, Barry A. New England Furniture at Williamsburg. Charlottesville; University Press of Virginia: 1974. The collection is strongest in 18th century furniture. Greenlaw also discusses the importation of New England furniture into Virginia in the 18th century. Semowich 765. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 195 pages, 164 b/w illustrations; light wear; a nice copy. [32477] $85.00

 

108. Greenlaw, Barry A. New England Furniture at Williamsburg. Charlottesville; University Press of Virginia: 1975. 2nd prtg. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 195 pages, 164 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [30406] $60.00

 

109. 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. Softcover. 8"x11", 236 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New. [90193] $39.95

 

110. [Griggs] Important American Furniture and Folk Art. Including Hudson River Paintings from the Collection of Maitland Lee Griggs. New York; Sotheby's: October 14, 1989. A auction of fine American furniture, folk paintings, quilts, metalwork, long case clocks, weathervanes, embroidery & Hudson River School paintings. Softcover. 8"x11", about 150 pages, 365 lots, color and b/w illustrations, prices realized sheet stapled to title page. Fine condition. [31834] $45.00

 

111. Groce, George C. & David H. Wallace. The New York Historical Society's Dictionary of Artists in America 1564-1860. New Haven; Yale University Press: 1957. A standard dictionary, especially valuable for its coverage of early artists. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 759 pages; light wear, else a nice copy. [31858] $100.00

 

112. Guilland, Harold F. Early American Folk Pottery. Philadelphia; Chilton Book Co.: 1971. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 322 pages, some color and hundreds of b/w illustrations; bibliography. Covers somewhat worn and soiled, contents clean and tight; now in a color facsimile jacket which makes it look spiffier on the shelf. [30536] $50.00

 

113. Hackenbroch, Yvonne. Bronzes and other Metalwork and Sculpture in the Irwin Untermeyer Collection. New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1962. This collection includes much more than sculpture; it also contains fire tools, plates, bowls, ewers, lamps and other lighting devices, inkstands, ornaments, vases, mortars, brackets, etc., in bronze, copper and pewter, of the 14th-18th centuries. "All of the more than two hundred objects included in this catalog, some never previously published, are illustrated, often with several detailed views. Most of them are fully discussed, relating them to other branches of art of the period in an introduction and in notes and comments by Dr. Yvonne Hackenbroch". Hardcover. 9"x12", lxv + 64 pages of text plus 201 b/w plates; a little marginal scuffing, a little soil, worn dj. [5285] $300.00

 

114. 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 a large chip. [30465] $500.00

 

115. 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. [8494] $35.00

 

116. 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

 

117. Hammond, Robert. The Electric Light in Our Homes. London; Frederick Warne and Co.: 1884. A very early work on electrical illumination, notable for being illustrated with 3 Woodburytype photographs showing a drawing room and dining room illuminated with electric lights, which are among the earliest such photographs to appear in any book. Light bulbs for home use had only been introduced in Britain three years previously, so this effort to popularize them was a groundbreaking work indeed. The text was based on a series of popular lectures the author had given the prior year, and touches on the disadvantages of all other forms of illumination and the safety of electric lights, and explains in detail how electricity is installed in the home and the types of bulbs that can be used. The line illustrations include a wide variety of bulbs and some fixtures for home use. Hardcover. 5.5"x7.5", xii + 205 pages, + 6 pages of publisher's advertisements, line illustrations, + 3 pasted-in photographs. Publisher's dark green cloth with black titles and gilt decorations showing 4 different light bulbs and a fancy hanging lamp. Covers with minor scuffing and soil, but generally clean and bright. Institutional stamp on title page, and small number label at the base of the spine, but no other marks. The page mounts for the photos and surrounding pages have some moderate spotting, but the images are fine. The title page also has some brown offsetting from the photographic frontispiece. [31298] $650.00

 

118. Harding-Hill, Michael. Windsor Chairs. An Illustrated Celebration. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 2003. A beautifully illustrated celebration of the English antique Windsor chair, with many examples of both "high" and "country" style windsors. Also includes a chapter on modern Windsor chair craftsmen in England. Hardcover. 8"x9.5", 159 pages, several black & white and many color illustrations, dust jacket. New. [90273] $49.50

 

119. 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

 

120. [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. [31155] $450.00

 

121. 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. A tight, nice copy. [30916] $50.00

 

122. 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 is 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. [8236] $150.00

 

123. Hayward, Arthur H. Colonial Lighting. Boston; B.J. Brimmer Co.: 1927. Revised edition. A standard history of colonial lighting, including iron, tin pewter and brass examples, lanterns, candles and candle holders, early glass lamps, astral and luster lamps, and more. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 168 pages, plus 114 b/w illustrations; some soil; loose hinges; overall wear and some soil; not a great copy. [9308] $50.00

 

124. 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

 

125. 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. First edition. The catalog to, and text which accompanied, the important loan exhibition. Softcover. 9.5"x11.5", 288 pages, color and b/w illustrations; a fine copy. [1691] $25.00

 

126. 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, corner bumped, etc. A used copy. [32536] $40.00

 

127. Herr, Donald M. Pewter in Pennsylvania German Churches. Birdsboro; Pennsylvania German Society: 1995. A very well-illustrated study of 18th century Pennsylvania German pewter from area churches. Although some of the objects are obviously ecclesiastical, many are not, such as spoons, flagons, cups, tankards and such. Marks are illustrated and makers discussed. An important study. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 214 pages, loaded with black & white and color illustrations, dj. Fine condition. [32471] $40.00

 

128. Heslip, Colleen Cowles. But Were They Good Likenesses? New York; Hirschl & Adler Folk: 1989. A fascinating catalog which compares 19th century folk portraits and photographs of the same subjects. Although the paintings tend to predate the photos by a decade or more, in most cases the likenesses are immediately apparent. Softcover. 8.5"x12", 43 pages, color and b/w illustrations. A nice copy. [32025] $75.00

 

129. 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. [9467] $125.00

 

130. 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

 

131. 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. "This beautifully printed volume, set in Monotype Bembo and with full-tone collotype illustrations, established a high visual standard for furniture catalogs that was emulated by Joseph Downs in the 1950s and Morrison Hecksher in the 1980s. 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. Hardcover. 9.25"x12", 366 pages, 318 b/w illustrations. Light wear, but a nice copy. [31481] $250.00

 

132. Hood, Graham, et al. American Pewter. Garvan and Other Collections at Yale. Yale: 1965. A well-illustrated catalog of this fine collection of American pewter, grouped by state and region. The text includes an introduction by Graham Hood. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 59 pages, many b/w illustrations. A little light wear, bookplate. [31107] $40.00

 

133. [Hooked Rugs] Hooked Rugs. Benches with Hooked Rug Coverings & Bedspreads. Collected by Mrs. Edward O. Schernikow, New York City. New York; The Anderson Galleries: November 20-21, 1928. Sale 2291. An interesting auction of a wide variety of hooked rugs. Softcover. 6"x9.25", 49 pages, 325 lots, b/w illustrations, priced. Some soil and wear, spine reglued, and fragile. [31889] $60.00

 

134. [Hooked Rugs] An Extensive and Exceptionally Interesting Collection of Early American Hook Rugs formed by Mr. James M. Shoemaker of Manhasset, L.I. New York; The Anderson Galleries: May 9-10th, 1923. The auction of a pioneering collection of hooked rugs. Not all the examples were probably as old as Shoemaker believed, but it was an interesting and exceptional collection, nonetheless. Hardcover. 7"x10", 74 pages, 295 lots, b/w illustrations and a folding color plate. Light cover soil, spine paper partially perished, hinge loose, some internal spotting and soil. [31600] $100.00

 

135. 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. As such it becomes a de-facto study of what well-heeled 18th century families in West New Jersey were purchasing from cabinetmakers in New York and Philadelphia. 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

 

136. 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

 

137. 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. Semowich 1109. 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

 

138. Hornor, William M. Hornor's Blue Book of Philadelphia Furniture. Washington; Highland House: 1988. 3rd prtg. A reprint of the classic 1935 study. Hardcover. 8"x10.5", 340 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [31632] $175.00

 

139. Hornor, Wm. Macpherson, Jr. A Loan Exhibition of Authenticated Furniture of the Great Philadelphia Cabinet-makers. Philadelphia; Pennsylvania Museum of Art: 1935. The catalog to a loan exhibition of 112 examples of Philadelphia high-style (mostly Chippendale) furniture. The pieces are grouped by maker, and the entries include thumbnail descriptions. Hornor includes a three-page essay concerning putting the exhibition together. The exhibition was held in April and May, shortly after the publication of Hornor's famous "Blue Book of Philadelphia Furniture", which is referred to several times. An important example of an early exhibition catalog of American colonial furniture. Semowich 1126. Softcover. 5"x8", 26 pages, 15 black & white illustrations. Covers a bit worn around the edges, several very short closed tears, slight chipping. [32491] $100.00

 

140. 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'. The 'Index' is a series of some 15,000 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 includes furniture, folk art, textiles, ceramics, glass, and much more. Hardcover. 9"x12", 846 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, a nice copy. [32059] $45.00

 

141. 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. [8464] $85.00

 

142. 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

 

143. [Interiors] Interiors. London; Christie's: November 14, 1995. Sale 5507. A very interesting auction of a wide selection of paintings, prints, original drawings, plans, engravings, and so forth of interiors and interior details of the 18th-early 20th centuries. Introduction by Charlotte Gere. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 146 pages, 201 lots, color and b/w illustrations; slight water wrinkle in lower corner, else nice. [9000] $35.00

 

144. Jackson, E. Nevill. The History of Silhouettes. London; The Connoisseur: 1911. Emily Jackson just about single-handedly wrote the entire literature on silhouettes and their artists in the first part of this century with her two massive general works on the subject and her companion volume on Auguste Edouart, as well as a number of catalogs. This, her first book, is well illustrated and includes some lovely tipped-in color plates. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 121 + 4 pages, plus 1 color, 7 tipped-in color and 73 b/w plates, dj. A very nice, clean copy in a somewhat chipped jacket. [31750] $175.00

 

145. Jackson, F. Nevill. Catalogue of 3,800 Named and Dated Silhouette Portraits by August Edouart, 1789-1861, Silhouettist to the Royal Family of France and to H.R.H. the Duke of Gloucester. London; F. Nevill Jackson: no date (about 1923). Jackson provides an alphabetical list of all the silhouettes in the surviving Edouart albums, and offers photographic facsimiles of them at a price of 1 Pound, 10 shillings each. She also offers photographic facsimiles of the contents of all dozen volumes for 800 Pounds a set. Softcover. 5.5"x8.5", 32 pages, several b/w illustrations; printed on stiff, wood-pulp paper which is now browned and brittle; covers with some chips along the edges, a few closed tears; light internal soil. A fragile catalog. [30861] $100.00

 

146. 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. [8270] $375.00

 

147. Jobe, Brock W., et al. American Furniture with Related Decorative Arts, 1660-1830. The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Layton Art Collections. New York; Hudson Hills Press: 1991. A finely written and produced catalog, featuring large, clean illustrations. Divided into chapters covering the 17th century, the William & Mary, Queen Anne, American Chippendale and Federal periods. Hardcover. 9.5"x11", 314 pages, 25 color plates and many black & white illustrations, dj. Jacket with light wear, else fine. [32478] $50.00

 

148. 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". Softcover. 9"x12.5", 454 pages, color and b/w illustrations; a near fine copy. [32030] $600.00

 

149. Jones, Suzi (ed.). Webfoots & Bunchgrassers: Folk Art of the Oregon Country. Oregon Arts Commission: 1980. A wide-ranging exhibition catalog, featuring both antique and modern folk sculpture, textiles, carvings, and other pieces. Being Oregon, cowboy-related work is featured, as are Native American arts and crafts. The catalog features a good text, including a major essay- "In the Stream of Life- An Essay on Oregon Folk Art" by Barre Toelken, and an introductory essay by Suzi Jones. In addition, each section- Native Americans, Pioneers, Buckaroos, and Ethnic Arts -features good introductory comments. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 128 pages, many black & white and several color illustrations. Covers with some rubbing, marks on bottom edge, contents fine and clean. [32535] $40.00

 

150. Jones, Yvonne. Georgian & Victorian Japanned Ware of the West Midlands. Catalogue of the permanent collection and a temporary exhibition. Wolverhampton Art Gallery & Museums: 1982. Wolverhampton was one of the leading centers of the Midlands japanning industry, and although most japanned wares were unmarked, many of the pieces in this collection are identifiable by manufacturer because the manufacturers had given them to the gallery. Softcover. 6"x8", 126 pages, 51 b/w illustrations; light wear. [31433] $75.00

 

151. Jourdain, Margaret & R. Soame Jenyns. Chinese Export Art in the Eighteenth Century. London; Spring Books: 1967. "Chinese arts found a sellers market in 18th century Europe. Fashionable caprice demanded that the great houses of the day should boast, if not a Chinese Room, then at least a collection of Chinese porcelains, lacquer goods, ivories, silks, screens and wall papers. This fascinating book gives a detailed and very well documented account of the China Trade, in which Britain and the merchants of her East India Company eclipsed all other European nations." Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 152 pages, 144 b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, a nice copy. [8005] $45.00

 

152. Joy, Edward. English Furniture 1800-1851. London; Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications / Ward Lock Limited: 1977. "The half century from 1800 to 1851 was one of the most important and influential periods of design and development in the history of English furniture. At the start of the 19th century the influence of Hepplewhite and Sheraton was at its height and the next fifty years say the flowering of the Regency style, the Classical and Gothic revivals and the evolution of Victorian taste culminating in the Great Exhibition of 1851". 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

 

153. [Karolik Collection] M. & M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors & Drawings 1800-1875. Boston; Museum of Fine Arts: 1962. An important catalog which features not only formal paintings, drawings and watercolors, but a magnificent assemblage of folk paintings, watercolors, pen work and sculpture, which takes up most of the second volume. 2 volumes. Hardcover. 8.5"x10", 337 + 352 pages, b/w and color illustrations, bibliography. A little light soil to the covers, slight wave at the top of the first few pages in Vol.2. Slipcase a bit soiled and worn. [31484] $125.00

 

154. [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. [5975] $45.00

 

155. Katzenberg, Dena S., et al. The Great American Cover-Up. Counterpanes of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Baltimore Museum of Art: 1971. An issue of the Baltimore Museum's journal 'Record', Vol.II, No.2., devoted entirely to a selection of mostly 19th century quilts, counterpanes and coverlets from the Museum's collection. Softcover. 8.5"x10", 48 pages, 34 black & white illustrations. Light wear, corner crease, covers a bit rubbed. [32459] $40.00

 

156. Kauffman, Henry J. American Copper & Brass. New York; Bonanza Books: 1979. A well illustrated study of copper and brass implements in America of the 18th and 19th centuries. Hardcover. 7"x10", 288 pages, color frontispiece and numerous b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, jacket somewhat soiled and worn. Name on endpaper. [32016] $25.00

 

157. Kauffman, Henry J. Early American Ironware. Cast and Wrought. Rutland, Charles E. Tuttle: 1966. The crafts of the blacksmith, whitesmith, tinsmith, farrier, cutler, locksmith, gunsmith and others. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 166 pages, 210 b/w illustrations, dj. A nice copy. [32080] $35.00

 

158. Kauffman, Henry J. Pennsylvania Dutch American Folk Art. Mineola; Dover Publications: 1964. Revised edition. First published in 1946, this remains a classic reference. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 146 pages, b/w illustrations. Light wear. [31567] $20.00

 

159. Kaye, Myrna. Fake, Fraud, or Genuine? Identifying Authentic American Antique Furniture. New York Graphic Society/Little Brown: 1987. An absolutely 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. Light wear. [31581] $45.00

 

160. 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. [30512] $75.00

 

161. Kenney, John T. The Hitchcock Chair, The Story of a Connecticut Yankee... New York; Clarkson Potter: 1971. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 339 pages, 11 color plates and 400+ b/w illustrations, dj. [8931] $85.00

 

162. 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

 

163. Kerry, Sue. Late 18th & 19th Century Textiles. Francesca Galloway Gallery/Antique Collectors' Club: 2007. A sumptuously-illustrated gallery catalog, surveying the colorful, shimmering topic of French Neoclassic, Empire, Restoration, and Historicism-movement, and English Aesthetic and Arts & Crafts textiles. Labeled as "Volume 1" because the gallery also published a catalog on 20th century textiles. Hardcover. 10"x12.5", 175 pages, color illustrations, pictorial cloth covers. New. [90265] $75.00

 

164. Ketchum, William C. Jr. American Basketry and Woodenware. A Collector's Guide. New York; Macmillan Publishing Co.: 1974. An interesting general study intended to help and guide the novice enthusiast, written with Ketchum's usual fluid, straight-forward style. Hardcover. 6"x8.5", 228 pages, 83 b/w illustrations, dj; jacket with a little soil, some wear. [30948] $25.00

 

165. 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. Hardcover. 9"x8.5", about 102 pages, packed with b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [31461] $85.00

 

166. Kiracofe, Roderick. The American Quilt. A History of Cloth and Comfort, 1750-1950. New York; Clarkson Potter: 2004. An interesting, copiously-illustrated history of American quilting from the 18th through the mid-20th centuries, "identifying the fabric, design, and construction hallmarks of each period". Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 290 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [95092] $30.00

 

167. Kirk, John T. American Chairs, Queen Anne and Chippendale. New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1972. A valuable reference to American Colonial chairs. "Kirk emphasizes the regional approach to American furniture through a study of construction and design details and an analysis of regional aesthetics... Although Kirk's approach is a visual and aesthetic one, as in his other works he makes use of the objects as documents of the nature of eighteenth century society" (Ames). Hardcover. 11"x12", 208 pages, color frontispiece and 252 b/w illustrations, dj. A very nice copy. Signed. [9126] $250.00

 

168. Kirk, 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. "Kirk was the first modern scholar seriously to investigate the relationship between American and English furniture, and this important study is the culmination of twenty years of research" -Ames & Ward. Softcover. 9"x12", 397 pages, 1,508 illustrations, some in color; dj; a nice copy; Signed. [9138] $50.00

 

169. 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." Hardcover. 9"x12", 234 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Select bibliography. New. Signed. [90202] $40.00

 

170. 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

 

171. Kirk, John T. Early American Furniture. How to Recognize, Evaluate, Buy, and Care for the Most Beautiful Pieces... New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1970. Softcover. 9"x12", 208 pages, 204 b/w illustrations; light wear. Signed. [9143] $25.00

 

172. 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? John T. Kirk teaches the reader to -look- at an antique, whether it be a piece of furniture glass, metal -whatever. 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

 

173. 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

 

174. Knittle, Rhea Mansfield. Early Ohio Taverns, Tavern-sign, Stage-coach, Barge, Banner, Chair and Settee Painters. Ashland; Privately printed: 1937. This booklet begins with an interesting and detailed 27-page essay on early Ohio taverns, which leads naturally to a 7-page article about their signs, which leads to 3 pages on coach and whip painters rounded up with an 8-page listing of tavern-sign, stage-coach, barge, banner, chair and settee painters. Softcover. 6"x9", 46 pages; text a bit browned, light soil, cover crease. [32279] $50.00

 

175. Krile, Katherine M. Measure, Mug, and lot of Pewter Plates: Pewter in the Delaware Valley. Chester County Historical Society: 1989. The catalog to an exhibition of pewter from the Society's collection, some of Pennsylvania origin, some not. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 27 pages, b/w illustrations. Light soil, some wear, corner bump, etc. [31724] $50.00

 

176. The Lamprecht Collection of Cast Iron Art. Birmingham; American Cast Iron Pipe Company: 1941. An overview of this impressive collection, assembled by Gustav Lamprecht of the University of Leipzig, and sold to an American collector in 1922, from whom the American Cast Iron Pipe Company purchased it. The illustrated pieces include portraits, plaques, household and decorative items from several past centuries. Hardcover. 7"x10", 34 pages, b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [30690] $45.00

 

177. Langdon, John E. Clock & Watchmakers in Canada, 1700 to 1900. Toronto; Anson-Cartwright Editions: 1976. As Langdon points out in his introduction, until the 20th century the line between watchmakers, jewelers and silversmiths was often blurry at best -many artisans did a bit of each job and took work as it came to their door. This massive compilation of names, dates, places and professions was gleaned from census records, advertisements, directories, documents, newspapers, and other sources. Softcover. 6"x9", 195 pages; fine. [95009] $35.00

 

178. Laughlin, Ledlie I. Pewter in America. Its Makers and Their Marks. Boston Houghton Mifflin: 1940 [& Barre Publishers: 1971]. The first edition of this landmark reference, along with the later supplementary volume which contains additions and corrections. "Among the most exhaustive and thorough studies of any group of domestic artifacts produced in America, [this book] is still the definitive work on the subject. In addition to being an essential resource for the identification of pewter objects, Laughlin's biographies of pewterers are a major resource for anyone studying preindustrial artisans" (Ames & Ward). The original two volumes are also a masterpiece of elegant bookmaking, printed by the Riverside Press of Cambridge on fine paper with beautifully reproduced b/w plates and marbled endpapers. Hardcover. 3 volumes. Vols. 1+2: 9.5"x12.5", xvii + 139 + 242 pages, plus 80 b/w plates; light wear, a little soil, spine labels slightly chipped, etc. From the library of noted decorative arts scholar and author Henry Kauffman, with his bookplates. Vol.3: 9"x11", 276 pages, 38 b/w plates, dj. Jacket rubbed. [6332] $350.00

 

179. 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

 

180. [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, Coney, Revere, Burt, etc. There was also an outstanding collection of American portrait miniatures, including works by Peale, Fraser, Malbone, Inman, Copley, the Birch enamel of Washington, and Ellen Sharpless' bust of Hamilton. 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

 

181. [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. Amongst the silver is the Col. William Lee tankard by Paul Revere. Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 64 pages, 200 lots; light wear. [9835] $65.00

 

182. Lea, Zilla Rider (ed.). The Ornamented Tray. Two Centuries of Ornamented Trays 1720-1920. Rutland; Charles Tuttle: 1971. The standard and very heavily illustrated study of antique toleware trays and their decoration. Includes chapters on lace-edge decoration, the Chippendale style, gold leaf ornament, freehand bronze decoration, stenciled trays, and country-painted trays. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 255 pages, several color and hundreds of b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear, a little soil. [30947] $100.00

 

183. Levi, Jonathan. Treen for the Table. Wooden Objects Related to Eating and Drinking. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 1998. A beautifully-illustrated book, surveying the world of food- and kitchen-related treen made between 1600 and 1900, including drinking vessels, casters & muffineers, salt & spice containers, mortars, grinders, utensils, platters, trenchers & plates, nutcrackers, lemon squeezers, eggs cups, and many more types. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 214 pages, color illustrations, dj. [32144] $375.00

 

184. [Lighting] The Pamela & Donald Levine Collection of American Glass and Lighting, 1825-1875. Portsmouth; Northeast Auctions: November 6, 2004, April 1, 2005, and August 5, 2005. The auction sale of a collection 25 years in the making, focused on rare Sandwich and other New England glass. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 104 pages, 707 lots, profusely illustrated in color and b/w. Light wear. [31158] $75.00

 

185. Little, Nina Fletcher, et al. Little-Known Connecticut Artists, 1790-1810. [contained in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, October, 1957. Vol.22, No.4. This issue of the Bulletin served as the catalog to an exhibition of folk portraits in the CHS collection, with an introduction by Nina Fletcher Little. Softcover. 6"x9", 32 pages, 30 b/w illustrations; a nice copy. [30277] $25.00

 

186. Little, Nina Fletcher. American Decorative Wall Painting 1700-1850. New York; Studio Publications / Old Sturbridge Village: 1952. An important study of American architecture, decoration, and folk art. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 145 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj; jacket rubbed and somewhat worn. Pages with some light rippling. [31579] $50.00

 

187. Little, Nina Fletcher. Little by Little. Six Decades of Collecting American Decorative Arts. New York; E.P. Dutton: 1984. The Littles were unparalleled trendsetters and a moving force in the world of American country and folk arts for some sixty years. This is the story of their unique collection and how they built it, piece by piece, trip by trip, deal by deal. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 292 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. [31524] $150.00

 

188. Little, Nina Fletcher. Paintings by New England Provincial Artists, 1775-1800. Boston; Museum of Fine Arts: 1976. The catalog to an important loan exhibition of late 18th century portraits. The paintings were selected and described by Nina Fletcher Little, and represent the work of 24 known and several anonymous artists. Softcover. 8"x11", 172 pages, many b/w and several color plates; light wear, rear cover corner creased. [30418] $35.00

 

189. 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

 

190. 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

 

191. 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

 

192. 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

 

193. Loughlin, David. The Case of Major Fanshawe's Chairs. New York; Universe Books: 1978. A set of five Chippendale chairs unearthed in an Irish manor house turn out to be the long-lost Philadelphia Cadwalader chairs by Benjamin Randolph... A true story of antiquarian sleuthery. Hardcover. 6"x8.5", 160 pages, b/w illustrations, dj; a fine copy. [95015] $20.00

 

194. [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. [7761] $60.00

 

195. Luck, Barbara R. The Innocent Eye. American Folk Art from Colonial Williamsburg. Katonah Museum of Art: 2002. The catalog to a loan exhibition of folk art, including paintngs, sculpture, graphics, ceramics, metalware, and other objects, from the collections at Colonial Williamsburg. Twenty-seven objects are illustrated, accompanying an essay by Barbara Black which is the heart of this catalog- "Folk Art in the Garden of Good and Evil". Softcover. 8"x10", 40 pages, 28 color illustrations. New. [90278] $17.50

 

196. 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

 

197. Manns, William, et al. Painted Ponies. American Carousel Art. Millwood; Zon International Publishing: 1986. Filled to bursting with recent color photographs as well as vintage period photos- a colorful, psychedelic explosion of a book. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 256 pages, loaded with color and b/w illustrations; dj; bibliography; light wear. [30482] $45.00

 

198. Martin, Ann S. & J. Ritchie Garrison (eds.). American Material Culture. The Shape of the Field. Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum: 1997. A collection of 14 essays, based on papers presented at the 1993 Winterthur Conference, examine "the current state of American material culture scholarship, from Tupperware to stuffed owls [and] modern dolls to colonial portraits". Hardcover. 6"x9", 428 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [31552] $100.00

 

199. Martin, Gina & Lois Tucker. American Painted Tinware. A Guide to Its Identification. Volume One. Historical Society of Early American Decoration: 1997. The first volume in a ground-breaking 4-volume series on early American tinware and its decoration. This volume covers the tin-making centers on Berlin and Marion, Connecticut and the North Shop and Butler Shop on New York state. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 156 pages, profusely illustrated with color and line illustrations. Fine condition. [32470] $55.00

 

200. 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. [8269] $40.00

 

201. [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

 

202. 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. Semowich 488. Hardcover. 9"x12.5", 364 pages, 295 b/w illustrations; covers a bit worn, spine darkened, a little soil, etc., overall. [8593] $400.00

 

203. McGuire, John. Basketry: The Nantucket Tradition. History - Techniques - Projects. Asheville; Lark Books: 1990. A very well illustrated guide to Nantucket lightship baskets and their construction, with more than 200 step-by-step photos showing all aspects of making these famous baskets. The book begins with a history of Nantucket and the famous lightships and their baskets and basket makers. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 127 pages, filled with color and black & white illustrations, dj. In fine condition. [32473] $60.00

 

204. Meng, Ho Wing. Straits' Chinese Furniture. A Collector's Guide. Singapore; Times Books: 2003. "Straits Chinese furniture is a fusion of Chinese Qing dynasty ornateness and early 19th-century English dignity and decorum. It developed its own style in the Straits Settlements of Singapore, Malacca, and Penang. Settling along the major trade route that opened up between China and the Indian Ocean along the Malacca Strait, the so-called Straits Chinese or Peranakan brought much of their Chinese culture with them, yet also took on much of the local culture from Malaysia, Indonesia, and other peoples of Southeast Asia." Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 188 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. New. [95100] $25.00

 

205. [Metals] Early American Pewter, The Notable Collection Formed by Albert C. Bowman, Springfield, Vermont, Property of Mrs. Alfred C. Bowman, together with Early American Furniture & Decorations. New York; American Art Association: February 11-12th, 1938. Sale 4373. Perhaps the first sale of a complete collection of American pewter at auction. The catalog entries are correlated with Kerfoot's illustrations. Also includes some nice Colonial and Federal furniture. Softcover. 6"x9", 85 pages, 409 lots, b/w illustrations, priced. Light wear, a little soil, gallery stamp on cover. [31900] $35.00

 

206. [Metals] The Notable Collection of Brass and Copper formed by Mr. A.W. Drake. New York; American Art Galleries: February 25th-March 2nd, 1907. A rather magnificent collection of European, Russian, Oriental and Middle Eastern copper and brass. Given the early date the entries are sketchy at best, but this is made up for by the early date... circular logic of a sort, but there you are. Copper and brass people know what I mean. Softcover. 6"x9", about 300 pages, 1,800 lots; b/w illustrations and plates; some soil and wear; marginal stain on cover. [3419] $150.00

 

207. Meyer, George H. (ed.). Folk Artists Biographical Index. Detroit; Gale Research Company: 1987. "A guide to over 200 published sources of information on approximately 9,000 American folk artists from the seventeenth century to the present, including brief biographical information, a full bibliography of sources, art locator, ethnicity, geographic, media and type of work indexes; and a directory of nearly 300 institutions where the works of the artists are located". Hardcover. 9"x11", 252 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Light wear, a very nice copy. A superb association copy, with a warm inscription from the Meyers to noted Americana dealer Wayne Pratt. [31857] $200.00

 

208. Miller, V. Isabelle. Furniture by New York Cabinetmakers, 1650-1860. New York; Museum of the City of New York: 1956. An interesting catalog of a major loan exhibition, with 41 of the 144 exhibited pieces illustrated. Semowich 1038. Softcover. 6"x9", 84 pages, 43 black & white illustrations. Light soil. [32537] $60.00

 

209. Mitchell, James R. (ed.). Antique Metalware. Brass, Bronze, Copper, Tin, Wrought & Cast Iron. New York; Main Street Press/Universe Books: 1977. An anthology of articles from the pages of The Magazine Antiques. Authors include Joseph T. Butler, John Bivins, Jr., F. Gordon Roe, W.W. Kent, Donald Streeter, Wallace Nutting, R.W. Symonds, Gertrude Whiting, Erwin O. Christensen, Earl Robacker, Henry Kauffman, Dean Fales, Jr., Henry Chandlee Forman, and many more. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 254 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w; light cover soil and wear, tips thumbed, etc., and light spatters as if someone was once spray-painting in the vicinity... [5524] $85.00

 

210. [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] $250.00

 

211. Molloy, Peter M., et al. Homespun to Factory Made: Woolen Textiles in America, 1776-1876. North Andover; Merrimack Valley Textile Museum: 1977. This is not a catalog of objects but of processes and tools; not textiles, but the machines and tools that created the textiles. The techniques and machinery used for making woolen textiles changed dramatically between 1776 and 1876, as is well illustrated and cogently described in this fine catalog. Softcover. 8.5"x9", 104 pages, b/w illustrations, light wear. [6432] $40.00

 

212. 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

 

213. Montgomery, Charles F. A History of American Pewter. New York; E.P. Dutton: 1978. "Montgomery employs a cultural approach to pewter objects. He treats the functions of forms, the technology of production, and the distribution of objects" (Karpel). Hardcover. 7"x10", 246 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [31477] $25.00

 

214. Moreland, F.A. Practical Decorative Upholstery. Containing full instructions for cutting, making and hanging all kinds of interior upholstery decorations. Boston; Lee and Shepard: 1890. Despite the word "upholstery" in the title this is a classic 19th century drapery and window-treatment text. "Illustrated with numerous working diagrams and designs, alike valuable to the upholsterer and housekeeper." First published in 1889, this remains an important source of patterns and stylistic information for 19th century fashions. Hardcover. 7"x9", 320 pages + 4 pages of advertisements; 69 line illustrations and diagrams; ex-library, with a bookplate and pocket remnant; some soil, a bit of cover wear, label removed from spine leaving slight mark; both hinges reglued. A decent copy of a book which is becoming increasingly uncommon. [9460] $300.00

 

215. 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

 

216. [Museum of American Folk Art] Gala Auction. Furniture, Decorations, Rugs, Folk Art, Jewelry, Donated for the benefit of the building and relocation fund of The Museum of American Folk Art. New York; Sotheby Parke Bernet: April 14, 1983. The Museum had to relocate while it built its permanent building on newly-acquired land. Items donated by noted collectors and dealers, including a grain-painted chest formerly in the Howard & Jean Lipman Collection, pieces from American Hurrah, Marguerite Riordan, A La Vie Russie, Cartier, Bernard & Dean Levy, Phyllis Haders, Andy Warhol, Israel Sack, Barbara Johnson, and others. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 28 pages, 65 lots, b/w illustrations, plus 178 "silent auction" lots (not illustrated). Light wear, a little soil. [8624] $40.00

 

217. Musgrave, Clifford. Regency Furniture, 1800 to 1830. New York; Thomas Yoseloff: 1961. A stylistic analysis of English Regency styles and their development, examining the historical and social influences which created and fueled them, and also the question of French influence. The text also examines designers and design details, and dissects different types of furniture. 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

 

218. 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 an invaluable and 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. [9159] $40.00

 

219. Myers, Denys Peter. Gaslighting in America. A Pictorial Survey, 1815-1910. New York; Dover Publications: 1990. An invaluable guide to 19th century gas-lighting, with an amazing bibliography, copious notes, and 119 b/w illustrations from old catalogs, books and photographs illustrating and discussing (in great and interesting detail) gas lighting in America. A republication of the Dept. of Interior's 1978 title, which was sub-titled "A Guide for Historic Preservation". An essential reference work. Softcover. 8.5"x11.5", 279 pages, b/w illustrations, light wear. [6808] $125.00

 

220. [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

 

221. Naef, Ernest. L'Etain et le Livre des Potiers d'Etain Genevois. Geneve; S.A. des Editions "Sonor": 1920. Edition limited to 385 numbered copies, plus 35 special copies; this one of the 385, but unnumbered. A massive study of the 16th-19th century pewter and pewterers of Geneva. Complete with large b/w plates, marks, history and pewterers biographies, and a bibliography. There may well have been a larger, more sumptuous tome dedicated to this subject, but I've never seen it. Hardcover. 10"x13", 290 pages, 24 b/w plates plus other b/w and line illustrations. Bound in handsome quarter leather and linen; ribbed spine, gilt titles, marbled endpapers. A little light wear, but a very nice copy. [5006] $400.00

 

222. [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

 

223. [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. [9260] $150.00

 

224. 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

 

225. Nutting, Wallace. Furniture of the Pilgrim Century 1620-1720. Including Utensils and Furniture. New York; Bonanza Books: 1977. A facsimile of the first edition. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 580+ pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations, dj; a fine copy in a worn and torn jacket. [2014] $40.00

 

226. 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. 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. [6170] $35.00

 

227. Nutting, Wallace. A Windsor Handbook. Comprising Illustrations & Descriptions of Windsor Furniture of all Periods including Side Chairs, Arm Chairs, Comb-Backs, Writing-Arm Windsors, Babies' High Backs, Babies Low Chairs, Child's Chairs, also Settees, Love Seats, Stools & Tables. 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, light marginal stain on the first few pages, binding a bit shaken, short 1-inch tear (no loss) in about 20 pages. [31759] $25.00

 

228. 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

 

229. Ott, Joseph K. The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture. Providence; Rhode Island Historical Society: 1965. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 178 pages, b/w illustrations; light wear. [30963] $85.00

 

230. 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". A standard study of Empire and Victorian styles, and other 19th century innovations. Copiously illustrated. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 229 pages, 3 color plates and 481 b/w illustrations, dj. A very good copy in a somewhat worn jacket. [8261] $85.00

 

231. 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. [8278] $250.00

 

232. Panton, J[ane] E[llen]. Nooks and Corners. Being the Companion Volume to 'From Kitchen to Garret'. London; Ward & Downey: 1889. The second book in this interesting series of examinations of the Victorian home. Panton wrote a column for 'Lady's Pictorial' on housekeeping, and her columns eventually grew and developed into this book and its companion, "Nooks and Corners". Panton became a professional interior decorator to the upper middle class, a profession which had not really existed before the Victorian era. In her first book, "From Kitchen to Garret", Panton described the perfect abode of the young married couple. Here she meets them again when he is earning a bit more money, she has popped a few kids out, and they are looking to "upsize". A thorough look at decorating and improving the Victorian home, room by room, including chapters on halls and passages; nooks and corners; the billiard-room and library; the nursery; the girls' room; coming-out and dress; christening and weddings; about the boys; some domestic details; the sick room; and "where shall we go for a change?" This book is packed with mind-withering details about both decorations and Victorian middle-class life in general. It is illustrated with charming line drawings which bring the details of the Aesthetic-era Victorian home into terrifying detail. Panton also wrote "Homes of Taste". Most of her books are surprisingly scarce; both "Kitchen to Garret" and "Nooks and Corners" are practically unobtainable in the antiquarian market, and OCLC lists only 6 holdings for this title. Hardcover. 5.5"x7.5", 241 pages, 17 b/w illustrations; publisher's red cloth with black and gilt decorations; some soil to covers, light soil, overall a bit dry and dusty, but a nice copy. [8581] $250.00

 

233. Parsons, Charles S. The Dunlaps and Their Furniture. Manchester; Currier Gallery of Art: 1970. "This exhaustive presentation of information about the Dunlap family of woodworkers in southern New Hampshire in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is based on a large body of surviving manuscripts, including accounts books, tools and furniture... it has been treated thoroughly and intelligently" -Ames & Ward. 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

 

234. Peal, Christopher A. British Pewter and Britannia Metal, for Pleasure and Investment. New York, Peebles Press: 1971. A very useful study with good advice for collectors- Peal was a former President of The Pewter Society and a noted collector of English pewter wares. Hardcover. 7"x10", 200 pages, several color and many b/w illustrations, dj. Light wear. [32086] $25.00

 

235. 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 18th century. Hardcover. 10"x12", 352 pages, 100 b/w and 400 color illustrations, dj. New. [90238] $125.00

 

236. 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 dcor, as illustrated here. They met as students at the Paris Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked together in Rome at the French Academy. Lincoln Kirstein has much to say about them and their somewhat complicated relationship with Napoleon in the excellent catalog "The Taste of Napoleon" (William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, 1969) from which we take the liberty of quoting liberally-
        "As architects and designers, Percier and Fontaine contributed greatly to the panoply of elegance with which Napoleon surrounded himself. They were the architects for the Empress Josephine for the remodeling of Malmaison, they were the architects of the Louvre and of the Tuileries... they worked at Saint-Cloud, the Trianon, Compiegne, and Fountainebleau... Percier, supremely disciplined by measuring ancient Roman monuments fused the various strands into a contemporary Parisian antiquarianism...restored to a fresh wholeness, scaled down to modern metropolitan needs, primed for production and use. Elements in the vocabulary -eagles, sphinxes, victories, wreaths, fasces, columns, trophies, insignia -were worked and reworked, but Percier's delineation, his exquisite sense of proportion and fitness, his suggestion of the subtle plasticity of chiseled low-relief, made it seem like a novel metric to hymn Napoleon's epic."
        But it was not all quite that easy. Relations between the Emperor and his designers could be strained-
        "(Napoleon) was unpardonably rude to Charles Percier, a sickly mouse of a man, angelic character, marvelous draftsman, since he was too shy and busy to set himself constantly in the Emperor's entourage and play an assiduous courtier. Whereupon, Napoleon pretended he didn't exist. Fortunately his devoted comrade Fontaine, a bold, hard-shelled, skillful administrator protected Percier to do his best work, secluded in an almost secret studio, between floors in the Louvre. ... It is likely Napoleon was aware of Percier's part in his partnership with Fontaine; only he hadn't the patience to placate shyness; it saved time to talk to one strong foreman rather than a committee of two... Fontaine's great service lay in knowing how far he could risk Percier's freedom... Official recognition of the true genius of the partnership came late. It was not easy to work for Bonaparte. ... The team of Percier and Fontaine, in the capacities of supreme designer, agile diplomat, expediter, and shop-manager, learned how to accommodate Josephine's whim to Napoleon's will. It was she who had Percier's name written in on letters-patent naming Fontaine Architect of the Palace. How could two such loving comrades be separated? This was as much taste as sentiment...".
        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. [8280] $2,500.00

 

237. The Pewter Collectors Club of America, Being an Account of The First Display in Their Country of Ye Best Superfine White Hard Metal Pewter In Ye Public Library of Ye City of Boston, Massachusetts. Pewter Collectors Club of America: 1935. The exhibition was held at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square from November 18 to December 15. The Club had been formed in March of 1934, and had immediately set out to form this grand loan exhibition. Six full cases of pewter from a number of private collections were presented, and each case is illustrated and its contents described here. There is also an overall photo of the exhibition room. A very intriguing and uncommon early exhibition catalog. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 27 pages, 9 full-page b/w plates; some cover wear and soil; original cloth spine tape is now torn and threadbare; lower edge slightly curled; contents a bit soiled and minorly thumbed. [30904] $125.00

 

238. Pinn, Keith. Paktong. The Chinese Alloy in Europe, 1680-1820. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors' Club: 1999. An important study of the mysterious Chinese alloy 'paktong', a silver substitute used for making many household articles in the 18th century, including fire grates, candlesticks, inkstands, and other small items. The book also features pieces from Pinn's fine collection of both Chinese and English paktong. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 190 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32151] $150.00

 

239. Pinto, Edward H. Treen and Other Wooden Bygones. An Encyclopedia and Social History. London; Bell & Hyman: 1985. 4th printing. Treen for eating, drinking, measuring, science, lighting, printing, pastimes, reading, sailors, textiles, tobacco, tools, signs, and hundreds more. Some 3,300 objects of English and European origin are illustrated and described and separated into 28 categories in this magnificent book. The author spent his life collecting, researching and writing about treen; his personal collection is now in the Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery. This is the ultimate treen book, and a much sought-after volume today. Hardcover. 7.5"x10", 458 pages, 460 b/w illustrations, bibliography; dj. Light wear, a nice copy. [32465] $400.00

 

240. 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. Includes paintings, sculpture, architecture, 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

 

241. 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

 

242. 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, and also includes material on construction and finishing techniques as related by period writers. 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. The text is illustrated with 42 woodcuts and 15 Woodburytypes which are quite fresh and unfaded. An exemplary catalog of truly fine furniture. 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

 

243. Powers, Steven S. North American Burl Treen. Colonial & Native American. Private published: 2005. A scholarly, well illustrated book on a sadly under-studied subject. This book selects and examines nearly 200 objects from private and museum collections, and illustrates them in more than 250 color photographs. Chapters include- American Colonial Burl Bowls; The Patten Family; The Covered Burl Bowl; The Burl Mortar; Assorted Burl Treen; Burl Effigy Bowls of the Woodland Indians; Native American Burl Bowls; Native American Burl Effigy Ladles, Paddles and Scoops; Atlantic White Cedar Burl of the Abenaki; and much more! Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 208 pages, 260 color illustrations, dj. New. [90149] $125.00

 

244. 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, with essays by Robert Trent, Morrison Hecksher, Francis Puig, Donna Pierce, and Gregory Wiedman. In addition, Gary Nash and Barbara Ward contribute overviews of the main theme, and there are separate essays on silver by Barbara Ward and Gerald Ward, American glass by Arlene Palmer, and American china by Graham Hood. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 295 pages, color and b/w illustrations; some wear, tips thumbed, etc. A used copy. [32133] $65.00

 

245. Quilts and Quiltmakers Covering Connecticut. Schiffer Publishing: 2002. A wonderful survey of antique Connecticut quilts and the quilters who made them. Produced by the Connecticut Quilt Search Project. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 176 pages, color and b/w illustrations. A fine copy. [31531] $25.00

 

246. 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. [5816] $125.00

 

247. [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. Howard Reifsnyder was a wealthy Philadelphia wool merchant whose taste turned to the antiquarian. He collected books, oriental ceramics & rugs, and American colonial furniture and arts.
        He did all this at a time, in a place, and with an enthusiasm and knowledge, which made it possible for him to assemble one of the finest collection of American colonial furniture ever made. Reifsnyder was generous with his knowledge and his antiques- his home was always open to the student, scholar and connoisseur, and he lent his treasures freely to museums, with the consequence that by the time he died his collection was known and envied throughout Americana collecting circles.
        For four days collectors battled each other in the halls of the American Art Association as Major Parke knocked down lot after lot for staggering prices. The height was reached by the Van Pelt family highboy which was coveted by both Hearst and Du Pont, with Du Pont (using the name H.F. Winthrop) finally winning for a record-setting $44,000.
        As Towner sums it all up in 'The Elegant Auctioneers', "It took the explosive Howard Reifsnyder sale of April, 1929 to broadcast the fact that a highboy made in colonial Philadelphia could be worth as much as a 'secretaire a abattant' made for Marie Antoinette... In the giddy antique market of that Spring the Reifsnyder doings were a revelation, the repercussions wide and long-lasting. Native works of skilled craftsmen gained immeasurable prestige, and to this day, the auction is considered historic in the chronicles of collecting events. Forthwith, in the 1929 spender's gambol, colonial highboys became the quarry of the house-proud and the stylish. Authentic pieces were called priceless, their value multiplied; and the AAA was credited, if not with the discovery of America, at least with its multitudinous exploitation".
        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. [8682] $600.00

 

248. Rhodes, Lynette I. American Folk Art. From the Traditional to the Nave. Cleveland Museum of Art: 1978. The catalog to a wide-ranging loan exhibition which was divided into three parts- utilitarian folk art (decoys, frakturs, pottery, furniture, tinware, etc), mystical or religious folk art, and "naive representations of reality". The catalog also features an extensive introductory essay. Softcover. 8.5"x7", 116 pages, 6 color plates and many black & white illustrations. In fine, clean condition. [32461] $40.00

 

249. Rimalover, Betty H. Antique American Wall Match Holders. Princeton Junction; Stonybrook Associates: 1975. Covers the history and development of wall match holders, and illustrates many examples. Softcover. 8"x8", 32 pages, b/w illustrations. [9307] $45.00

 

250. Ring, Betty (ed.). Needlework. An Historical Survey. New York; Main Street / Universe Books: 1975. An anthology of articles from the Magazine Antiques between 1922 and 1975. Includes essays by Cyril Bunt, Susan Swan, Esther Bolton, Margaret Schiffer, Betty Ring, Florence Peto, Lilian Baker Carlisle, Homer Eaton Keyes, John Ramsay, and many others. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 174 pages, many b/w illustrations; some wear, but a very good copy. [4494] $125.00

 

251. Ring, Betty. American Needlework Treasures. Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring. New York; E.P. Dutton/Museum of American Folk Art: 1987. An important book which features almost 200 examples from the collection of one of America's most noted experts on needlework & samplers. The specimens are grouped and discussed by state. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 112 pages, color illustrations. Light wear, a nice copy. [31546] $350.00

 

252. 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. How did they react to having an newly independent nation? What political activities did they engage in? How did they react to changes in the marketplace and working conditions? Where and how did they live, and what did they do in their "off" hours? What was the relationship between Masters and Journeymen and how did it change? Includes much material on cabinetmakers and carpenters, as well as many other trades. Hardcover. 7"x10", 273 pages, b/w illustrations; near fine. [31226] $35.00

 

253. Russell, Loris S. A heritage of light. Lamps and lighting in the early Canadian home. University of Toronto Press: 1968. "The nineteenth century opened in the flicker of tallow candles. It closed in the glare of Edison's electric lamp. Between those two events inventors and manufacturers developed a wonderful assortment of progressively more efficient lighting devices, burning a variety of fuels. Dr. Russell records with scientific attention to detail, backed up with more than 200 illustrations, how these lamps were made and used." This survey includes kerosene, oil, candles, rushlights, lard, fluid gas, electricity, related tools, etc. Hardcover. 8.5"x9", 344 pages, b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography. Jacket with some edgewear and rubbing, else a nice copy. [30628] $150.00

 

254. 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

 

255. [Sack] 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

 

256. [Sack] 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

 

257. [Sack] 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

 

258. [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

 

259. [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

 

260. [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

 

261. Sanborn, Kate. Hunting Indians in a Taxi-Cab. Boston; Richard D. Badger, The Gorham Press: 1911. What can one say about this book? The first book on cigar store Indians. An interesting and well-told tale by an early collector. And certainly one of the three or four rarest books in the entire library of American decorative arts. This copy was not in good shape when we bought it and has been lovingly restored by our binder, but despite the faults of its condition (which we took into account when pricing it) the fact is that it may be years before you see another copy offered for sale. Hardcover. 6"x9", 74 pages, 15 b/w plates. Ex-library with a few minor stamps, and some cover soil. Professionally rebacked, with new endpapers. The pages in copies of this book have become very brittle over the years, and this copy was a mess when we bought it, with many pages cracked off from the binding and some with major edge chipping. Our binder has done a magnificent job restoring it, remounting the pages with archival materials, filling in the chipped edges and stabilizing the binding. It still needs to be handled with care, as the paper is still brittle, but with careful handling it will be a valued addition to any folk art library of years to come. [32051] $1,500.00

 

262. 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. The book which quickly became the single standard reference work on the popular Windsor style. Semowich 1473. Hardcover. 10.5"x10.5", 215 pages, b/w and color illustrations, dj. Jacket lightly soiled. [31515] $50.00

 

263. 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

 

264. [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. [30350] $60.00

 

265. 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

 

266. Schaffner, Cynthia V.A. & Susan Klein. Folk Hearts. A Celebration of the Heart Motif in American Folk Art. New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1984. A charming and interesting survey of the heart motif as it has been used in American folk art in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries in textiles, furniture, kitchenware, metalwork, sculpture, paperwork, love tokens, and much, much more. Hardcover. 9"x9.5", 107 pages, 151 color illustrations, dust jacket. In fine, clean condition. [32555] $100.00

 

267. 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

 

268. Scherer, John L. New York Furniture at the New York State Museum. Alexandria; Highland House Publishers: 1984. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 142 pages, b/w illustrations. A fine copy. [90247] $25.00

 

270. Schiffer, Herbert, Peter and Nancy. Antique Iron. Survey of American and English Forms, fifteenth through nineteenth centuries. Atglen, Schiffer Publishing: 1979. "Hundreds of photographs of fascinating items. Architectural hardware, lighting devices, and irons, tools, toys, weathervanes, fences and gates, and kitchen utensils are all presented, with examples taken from rarely-viewed private collections as well as major museums". Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 348+ pages, filled with b/w illustrations, dj. Light soil, a nice copy. [32079] $50.00

 

271. Schwartz, Marvin D. Please Be Seated. The Evolution of the Chair, 2000 BC-2000 AD. American Federation of Arts: 1968. A wide-ranging exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Cooper-Hewitt Museum. 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. [7341] $40.00

 

272. 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

 

273. 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. [31859] $150.00

 

274. [Shaker] Andrews, Edward Deming & Faith. Shaker Furniture. The Craftsmanship of an American Communal Sect. New York; Dover Publications: 1970s. A reprinting of the 1950 edition of this classic, first published in 1937. Softcover. 8"x11", 133 pages, b/w illustrations. Light cover wear, corner creased, contents clean and nice. [32429] $20.00

 

275. [Shaker] Andrews, Edward Deming & Faith. Visions of the Heavenly Sphere. A Study in Shaker Religious Art. Charlottesville; University Press of Virginia for Winterthur Museum: 1969. A nicely illustrated, elegant study of Shaker inspirational drawings of the 1840s-1860s. Hardcover. 9.5"x10", 138 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj; bibliography. Light wear, jacket a little soiled and with a short clear-taped tear. [30966] $50.00

 

276. [Shaker] Goodwillie, Christian (ed.). Shaker Songs. A celebration of peace, harmony, and simplicity. New York; Black Dog & Leventhal: 2002. The simple beauty of Shaker craftsmanship and architecture was also reflected in their music, which long played a central role in Shaker worship. This elegant book includes a CD of 28 traditional songs. Hardcover. 7.5"x9", 128 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. Music-CD in front pocket. New. Published at $15.95. [95062] $ 9.95

 

277. [Shaker] Kirk, John T. The Shaker World. Art, Life, Belief. New York; Harry N. Abrams: 1997. A groundbreaking study of the Shakers, integrating a survey of their beliefs, religious practices and daily life, and showing how these affected and influenced their architecture and crafts, including their furniture and "gift drawings". Beautifully illustrated. Hardcover. 9"x12", 286 pages, color and b/w illustrations, dj. A fine copy. [32150] $50.00

 

278. [Shaker] Miller, M. Stephen. From Shaker Lands and Shaker Hands. A Survey of the Industries. Hanover; University Press of New England: 2007. This book "documents the surprising breadth and depths of the industries pursued by the Shaker communities, from the well-known Shaker chairs to seeds, herbal medicines, textiles, and foodstuffs". Softcover. 8.5"x11", 190 pages, color illustrations. New. [90245] $29.95

 

279. [Shaker] 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. [2163] $45.00

 

280. [Shaker] 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. [32171] $40.00

 

281. [Shaker] Serette, David. Shaker Smalls. Sebasco; The Cardigan Press: 1983. A fantastical, fanatical pictorial survey of almost every conceivable object of Shaker everyday life, all photographed over a ten year period at the Sabbathday Lake community. While nobody argues that these objects were not owned by the Shakers, there is no evidence that they were all made by the Shakers. Still, an important documentation of Shaker life. Hardcover. 8.5"x10.5", 5 pages plus 934 b/w illustrations. Covers with some soil, light wear, slight "bow". Inscribed by the author. [30200] $150.00

 

282. [Shaker] Sprigg, June. By Shaker Hands. New York; Alfred A. Knopf: 1975. One of the more elegant and charming books on Shakers. June Sprigg worked at the Canterbury Community for two years, and provides an intimate study of Shaker life, craftsmanship and philosophy, illustrated with hundreds of her own finely detailed drawings. Hardcover. 9.5"x12", 212 pages, line illustrations, chipped dj. [8199] $65.00

 

283. [Shaker] Sprigg, June. Shaker Design. New York; Whitney Museum of Art in association with the Corcoran Gallery of Art: 1986. The catalog of an important exhibition, beautifully photographed. Furniture, baskets, boxes, tools, textiles, metalware and graphics are included. This is a good counterpoint to the Andrews books- Andrews worked in black & white and emphasized the architectural elements and spatial considerations, whereas Sprigg works in color and emphasizes the wonderful warmth and luminosity of the woods and stains. A beautiful pictorial survey. Hardcover. 9"x9", 228 pages, color illustrations, dj. Fine. [95012] $75.00

 

284. [Shaker] The Shakers: Their Arts & Crafts. Philadelphia Museum Bulletin: Spring, 1962. A special issue, with essays on Shaker prose and poetry, Western Shakers, Shaker furniture, Inspirational drawings, and a checklist of the exhibition. 6.5"x9.5", 47 pages, b&w illustrations, softcover. [14408] $35.00

 

285. [Shaker] A Shaker Collection. Bolton; Skinner: January 13, 1996. Sale 1690. The auction sale of a collection assembled during the 1940s-60s, mainly through contacts with surviving Shaker sisters at Canterbury. Softcover. 8"x11", 35 pages, 124 lots, b/w and color illustrations. Prices realised sheet stapled to first page. Institutional stamp on first page, else a fine copy. [31627] $25.00

 

286. [Shaker] Important Shaker Furniture and Related Decorative Arts: The William L. Lassiter Collection. New York; Sotheby's: November 13th, 1981. The auction of the collection of a lifelong student of the Shakers and their arts, author of two books on the subject, and a loving connoisseur of their craftsmanship and ways. Softcover. 9"x9", 62 pages, 179 lots, b/w illustrations. Light wear, a nice copy. [32184] $35.00

 

287. [Shaker] Important Shaker and Folk Art. The Collection of George and Roberta Sieber. Litchfield Auction Gallery: July 30, 1988. The catalog to the auction of a very nice collection of Shaker and other folk art, including furniture, paintings, woodenware, baskets, boxes, and so on and on. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 94 pages, 320 lots, b/w and color illustrations. Light soil, a nice copy. [32186] $35.00

 

288. [Shaker] Canterberry, New Hampshire Shaker Auction- The Stokes Collection. Portsmouth; Ron Bourgeault: October 7, 2000. The action of a very fine and discerning private collection of Shaker furniture, tools, goods and artifacts. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 48 pages, 308 lots, color illustrations. A fine copy. [32187] $40.00

 

289. [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

 

290. 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. [9681] $35.00

 

291. Smith, Yvonne Brault. John Haley Bellamy. Carver of Eagles. Portsmouth Marine Society: 1982. John Haley Bellamy [1836-1914] was one of America's best-known woodcarvers, and the phrase "Bellamy eagle" will always cause folk art enthuiasts' hearts to beat faster. Creator of the famous "Lancaster" eagle and many more distinctive, virbrant carvings, Bellamy was a gifted craftsman. His personal life did not mirror the beauty of his creations, and he led an often troubled, restless life, toiling long days for meager wages. This well-illustrated study remains the definitive study of his like and work. Softcover. 7"x10", 103 pages, b/w illustrations. New. [90187] $20.00

 

292. [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. [7973] $375.00

 

293. 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 by authors including Alice Winchester, David Stockwell, Clarence W. Brazer, Donald L. Fennimore, Kenneth Ames and John J. Snyder, Jr. Ames & Ward. Semowich 1143. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 158 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w; light wear. [8230] $90.00

 

294. Snyder, John J. Jr. (ed.). Philadelphia Furniture and Its Makers. New York; Main Street/Universe Books: 1975. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 158 pages, profusely illustrated in b/w; light wear. [30645] $60.00

 

295. 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 Indians New World: The Catawba Experience" by Merrell; "Impermanent Architecture in the Southern Colonies"; "The Material Lives of Laboring Philadelphians, 1750-1800" by Smith; "Women and Property in South Carolina: The Evidence from Marriage Settlements" by Salmon; "Hog Meat and Cornpone: Foodways in the Antebellum South" by Hilliard; "Tea-Drinking in Eighteenth-Century America: Its Etiquette and Equipage" by Roth; "The 'Rural' Cemetery Movement: Urban Travail and the Appeal of Nature" by Bender; "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

 

296. 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. [8166] $250.00

 

297. Stokes, J. The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Companion... Philadelphia; Henry Carey Baird: 1909. A reissue. 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

 

298. Stoudt, John Joseph. Pennsylvania German Folk Art, An Interpretation. Allentown; Pennsylvania German Folklore Society: 1966. A revised re-issue of the author's landmark 1948 study. Stoudt covers such general subjects as Pennsylvania-German iconography and symbolism as well as more specific subjects as frakturs, portraits, pottery, textiles, architectural decoration and tombstones. Volume 28 in the Publications Series. Hardcover. 6.5"x9", 386 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Publisher's coarse tan cloth with red lettering and decoration. Light wear, but a very nice copy. [30483] $125.00

 

299. Swygert, Mrs. Luther M. (ed.). Heirlooms from Old Looms. A Catalogue of Coverlets owned by The Colonial Coverlet Guild of America and its Members. Chicago; privately printed: 1955. Revised edition. This important catalog was first issued in 1940. It documents over 300 coverlets owned by the Guild and its members, each pictured in a full-page b/w plate. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.5", 406 pages, 350+ b/w plates; a very nice copy with only minor wear. [30736] $125.00

 

300. 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. [5751] $25.00

 

301. Symonds, R.W. & B.B. Whineray. Victorian Furniture. London; Country Life Ltd.: 1965. 2nd printing. "It is not always appreciated that there were as many changes and trends in furniture design in the reign of Queen Victoria as there had been in those of the previous five sovereigns. Therefore, in the space of some 50,000 words, this book can attempt only a general survey of Victorian furniture and its use and place in the Victorian home. Discussion of any one aspect in great detail has not been possible; the Exhibitions, wood-working machinery, papier-mache and the Arts and Crafts Movement, to name but a few, are all subjects, closely connected with furniture, which have been or could have been expanded into works of their own. It is hoped, however, that enough has been said on each subject to give a balanced picture of furniture throughout the Victorian era". Actually, B.B. Whineray protests too much. 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. [5518] $100.00

 

302. 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

 

303. Tattershall, C.E.C. A History of British Carpets from the Introduction of the Craft Until the Present Day. Essex; F. Lewis: 1934. This massive work includes sections on 16th and 17th century English carpets; Turkey Work carpets; 18th century carpets; technical details on hand-knotted carpets; embroidered carpets; machine-made carpets, and carpet manufacturers. The carpets illustrated came from a variety of collections, including such obvious suspects as the Victoria and Albert Museum, but also including a large number of private collections. Hardcover. 10.5"x12.5", 182 pages plus 117 b/w and color plates; a separate section of advertising pages. Some cover soil and a bit of internal foxing, heavy on the half-title page. [9890] $350.00

 

304. Taunton, Nerylla. Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries. Woodbridge; Antique Collectors Club: 2007. A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated examination of needlework tools from the seventeenth century to the Edwardian era. From 17th century sewing kits and Georgian boxes to Victorian work tables and all sorts of other wonderful things, this is an extravaganza for the needlework tool enthusiast. First published in 1997. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 216 pages, many color and several b/w illustrations, dj. New. [90227] $49.50

 

305. 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. [30454] $125.00

 

306. Thornton, Peter. Authentic Decor. The Domestic Interior 1620-1920. New York; Viking: 1984. A pictorial survey of English and European middle and upper-class interiors, illustrated with hundreds of period watercolors, paintings, prints and drawings, explained and dissected by the author. "An extraordinary body of images useful to those interested in room arrangements and decoration" (Ames & Ward). Hardcover. 10.5"x10", 408 pages, 235 color and 299 b/w illustrations, dj. Near fine. [7274] $75.00

 

307. 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

 

308. 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

 

309. Tracy, Berry B. Federal Furniture and Decorative Arts at Boscobel. New York; Harry N. Abrams and Boscobel Restorations: 1981. Softcover. 12"x12", 165 pages, 166 color and 49 b/w illustrations, near fine. [30461] $65.00

 

310. 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. [5999] $450.00

 

311. 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. [6875] $50.00

 

312. Trent, Robert. The Spencer Chairs and Regional Chair Making in the Connecticut River Valley, 1639-1863. [in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, Fall, 1984. Also contains the articles "Planemaking by the Chapins at Pine Meadow, (New Hartford) 1826-1929" by Kenneth D. Roberts, and "Abiel Pease: An Unknown Connecticut Sword Maker" by William H. Guthman. Softcover. 6"x9", 21 pages (article), b/w illustrations; light wear. [90004] $20.00

 

313. Twopeny, William & Laurence Binyon. English Metal Work. Ninety-three Drawings by William Twopeny (1797-1873). New York; John Lane Company: 1906. William Twopeny [1797-1873], lawyer and antiquarian, spent much of his life roaming the hills and dales of England, producing remarkable sketches of architecture and architectural details which were rapidly disappearing. These were largely unpublished, but rather were gathered in many portfolios and given to the British Museum after his death. Here are 93 drawings selected by Laurence Binyon showing metalwork of various types- rainwater pipe-heads, fire dogs, latches and hinges, door handles, keys and locks, vanes and railing details. Binyon also contributes a short introduction on Twopeny and his work. Hardcover. 9"x11.5", 15 pages of text plus 93 b/w illustrations; light wear, but a nice copy. [8317] $200.00

 

314. [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

 

315. 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. [6204] $75.00

 

316. 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

 

317. 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. Edmund Wall established his shop in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, where his son learned the trade and eventually took over the business. William received many awards and medals for his work, including medals at the Columbian Exposition, the St. Louis World's Fair, the Jamestown Tercentennial and the Philadelphia Sesquicentennial Exposition. 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

 

318. Walpole Society. The Walpole Society Note Book -1988. South Portland; Printed by the Shagbark Press in an edition of 40 copies. This issue includes "Bingham's Geometries and the Shape of America" by John Wilmerding and "Aristocracy in Early America" by Wendell Garrett. 6"x9", 40 pages plus 17 b&w illustrations. [19740] $60.00

 

319. The Walpole Society Note Book. 1990. South Portland; printed for the Society by the Ascensius Press in an edition of 40 copies: 1993. Includes accounts of the meetings and visits to Chicago and Baltimore, 'April in the Monumental City' by Jonathan L. Fairbanks, 'Chicago: Gateway to the West' by Edwards, Randall and Spang, 'An Attribution Based on Inventory' by Richard H. Randall, Jr., 'Fifty-One Years to Build a State House in Hartford, Connecticut, 1783-1834' by Jared I. Edwards, and a memorial to Lammot du Pont Copeland. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.25", 72 pages, plus 15 pages of b/w plates, plus inserted programs for the Chicago & Baltimore meetings. Original patterned boards and black linen spine with paper label. A fine copy. [31053] $125.00

 

320. [Walpole Society] By Their Chins Ye Shall Know Them. The Walpole Society: 1979. Edition limited to 125 copies printed by the Stinehour Press and the Meriden Gravure Company. A delightful Walpoleian foray into the world of the 18th century silhouette- a silhouette of each then-current member is presented in the order of their election, but with no identification except the year (though a roster, also noting election year, is provided at the back). A charming and offbeat Walpole Society book. Softcover. 6"x9", 4 pages of text plus 30 b/w silhouettes, one-per-page. Red and white patterned softcovers; a light smudge on the endpaper, else a fine, nice copy. [30909] $200.00

 

321. Waring, Janet. Early American Stencils on Walls and Furniture. New York; William Scott: 1937 (1942?). Waring writes- "The stenciled walls of America, like so many things which have been closest to the daily living of its early settlers, have passed with them, and too frequently we unearth these and other intimate records only by chance, and almost always in fragmentary form. Fine furniture has remained, a treasured heirloom, but the common things, the four walls which surrounded everyday comings and goings, have crumbled away or been buried beneath layers of paint and paper by new generations who thought the decoration crude and out-of-fashion". Lacking access to expensive imported wallpapers, Americans of the late 18th and early 19th century stenciled their walls in all sorts of patterns and colors. As Waring noted, the succeeding decades often saw these decorations covered or even erased entirely, but some survived, and others were rediscovered by 20th century renovators. The realization that this heritage was largely unexplored led Janet Waring on a quest to study and document these charming decorations. One of the photographers whose work made this reference so valuable was William F. Winter, who also was responsible for the beautiful photos that graced Edward and Faith Andrews book "Shaker Furniture". This is a slightly abridged re-issue of Waring's groundbreaking 1937 limited edition. Hardcover; 8.5"x11.5", 86 pages plus 7 tipped-in color and 96 b/w plates, dj. A very nice copy in a somewhat worn jacket with a tear or two and a few pinholes. [31436] $75.00

 

322. [Washington] The Hampton L. Carson Collection of Engraved Portraits of Gen. George Washington. Philadelphia; Stan V. Henkels: January 21-22, 1904. The first auction of a number of sales which dispersed the enormous Carson Collection; there were four parts to the print sale of which this was the first, and only, part devoted to Washington portraits. This included St. Memin's personal collection of proof mezzotints of his portraits of Washington, and his original physionotrace of Washington. Softcover. 8"x11", 173 pages, 1,085 lots, many b/w plates; covers with some wear and soil, tips thumbed and spine partially chipped at the base; contents with light soil, but nice. [8402] $175.00

 

323. 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

 

324. 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. It was the Fourth Marquess who made the collection what it is today. James Mann, the Director, notes- "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...". Hardcover. 6.5"x10", lxvi + 360 pages, plus 120 b/w plates; near fine. [5753] $65.00

 

325. 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

 

326. 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

 

327. 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 upper part of the spine. [31495] $175.00

 

328. Welsh, Peter C. The Art of Enterprise. A Pennsylvania Tradition. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission: 1983. A fascinating and well-illustrated exhibition catalog devoted to antique trade signs, most from Southeast Pennsylvania, of the 18th to early 20th centuries. Based on the collection of Henry K. and George D. Landis, the exhibition included tavern signs, trade signs, and signs advertising professions. Boots, cigars, cigar store Indians, bunches of grapes, fish, chickens and horseshoes abound. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 71 pages, many black & white illustrations. In fine condition. [32534] $65.00

 

329. 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. It includes papers by Brock Jobe on the "Boston Furniture Industry 1720-1740"; Dean A. Fales, Jr. on "Boston Japanned Furniture"; Sinclair H. Hitchings on "Boston's Colonial Japanners"; Margaretta Markle Lovell on "Boston Blockfront Furniture"; Gilbert T. Vincent on "The Bombe Furniture of Boston"; Mary Ellen Hayward Yehia on "Ornamental Carving on Boston Furniture of the Chippendale Style"; Richard H. Randall, Jr. on Benjamin Frothingham; and Gordon Saltar on "New England Timbers...Boston Cabinetwoods of the 18th Century". 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

 

330. 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. [6100] $40.00

 

331. Woods, R.A. English Furniture in the Bank of England. London; Printed for the Governor and Company of the Bank of England: 1972. An elegantly-photographed survey of some of the more important or interesting pieces in the Bank's collection, following a survey of the furniture by Norman Adams. Most of the pieces are late 18th and early 19th century. Uncommon. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", [vi] + a tipped-in color frontispiece and 3 tipped-in color and 81 b/w plates, all with facing descriptions. Spine lightly faded, some adhesive offsetting on the rear of the color plate pages, else a very nice copy. [32567] $250.00

 

332. 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

 

333. 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

 

THESES & DISSERTATIONS-

 

All the following theses and dissertations are published by University Microfilms, and are 8.5"x11" comb-bound, new softcovers. Because they are produced from the original microfilm, the reproduction of the original black & white photographs tends to be fair to poor.

 

334. 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. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. In the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, the Lloyds were among the most powerful families in Maryland. [90209] $65.00

 

335. Brown, Michael Kevin. Duncan Phyfe. Michael Kevin Brown: 1978. 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. [90124] $65.00

 

336. Busch, Jason T. "Such A Paradise Can Be Made On Earth". Furniture Patronage and Consumption in Antebellum Natchez, Mississippi 1828-1863. Jason T. Busch: 1999. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. A study of the "patronage and consumption" of fine furniture by the cotton planters and other wealthy citizens of Natchez in the antebellum era. [90118] $65.00

 

337. Caldwell, Desiree. Germanic Influences on Philadelphia Early Georgian Seating Furniture. University of Delaware-Winterthur Program: 1985. 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. [90173] $65.00

 

338. Catalano, Kathleen Matilda. Cabinetmaking in Philadelphia, 1820-1840. Kathleen Catalano: 1972. 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. [90130] $65.00

 

339. Clunie, Margaret Burke. Salem Federal Furniture. Margaret Burke Clunie: 1965. 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. [90215] $65.00

 

340. Cooper, Wendy Ann. The Furniture and Furnishings of John Brown, Merchant of Providence, 1736-1803. Wendy Ann Cooper: 1971. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. This thesis studies Brown's life and activities, social, commercial, and as a collector of the finest work of the craftsmen of his day. [90212] $65.00

 

341. Foster, Heather A. Wallpaper in Richmond, Virginia, 1785-1908. Richmond; Virginia Commonwealth University: 2000. It is too bad the illustrations do not reproduce better, but this remains a very interesting, well-documented study and of great importance to students of interior decorating of the late 18th century and the Victorian era. [90151] $65.00

 

342. Goldstein, Jonathan. The China Trade from Philadelphia, 1682-1846: A Study of Interregional Commerce and Cultural Interaction. Jonathan Goldstein: 1973. A dissertation submitted to the University of Pennsylvania. [90235] $65.00

 

343. Griffith, Lee Ellen. Line and Berry and Inlaid Furniture: A regional craft tradition in Pennsylvania, 1682-1790. Lee Ellen Griffith: 1988. A dissertation for the University of Pennsylvania. The author's research included privately owned examples. [90205] $65.00

 

344. Harrison, Stephen G. Furniture Trade in New Orleans, 1840-1880: The Largest Assortment Constantly on Hand. Stephen G. Harrison: 1997. 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. [90207] $65.00

 

345. Hofer, Margaret Kugelman. The Tory Joiner of Middleborough, Massachusetts: Simeon Doggett and his community, 1762-1792. University of Delaware: 1991. 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". He also was imprisoned on his own farm during the Revolution because he was a Loyalist. An interesting study of an individual cabinetmaker, and of the joiners of southeastern Massachusetts. Also includes a list of woodworking artisans in eastern Massachusetts between 1760-1810. [90179] $65.00

 

346. Jobe, Brock W. The Boston Furniture Industry, 1725-1760. University of Delaware: 1976. The master's thesis of one of the leading scholars of American furniture. Semowich 925. [90153] $65.00

 

347. Lovell, Margaretta Markle. Boston Blockfront Furniture. Margaretta Markle Lovell: 1975. 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. [90213] $65.00

 

348. McBrien, Johanna. The Furniture Craft Community of Portsmouth, New Hampshire 1798-1837. Johanna McBrien: 1996. 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. [90117] $65.00

 

349. Miner, Jennie Bell. The Chinese Influence on Chippendale Furniture. Chicago: 1924. An analysis of the sources of Chippendale's designs. A dissertation submitted to the University of Chicago in 1924. [90150] $65.00

 

350. 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. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. A study based on two account books in the collection of the RIHS. Danforth was a cabinetmaker, and the Prouds were chair makers. [90214] $65.00

 

351. Price, Lois Olcott. Furniture Craftsmen and the Queen Anne Style in Eighteenth Century New York. University of Delaware: 1977. A very interesting master's thesis with an analysis of styles, documentation of cabinetmaking shops, etc. Semowich 1043. [90152] $65.00

 

352. Schwarz, Cynthia Johnson. The Art of the Windsor Chairmaker: An Aesthetic Inquiry. New York University: 1985. 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. She documents the work of present-day chairmakers Michael Dunbar and David Sawyer, and studies the Windsor tradition by examining and evaluating antique chairs. [90183] $65.00

 

353. Sharp, L. Corwin. The Janvier Family of Cabinetmakers of Odessa, Delaware. L. Corwin Sharp: 1980. 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. [90211] $65.00

 

354. Swan, Amanda Louise. Context and Influences of Bermuda Furniture: William and Mary and Queen Anne Style Periods. Amanda Louise Swan: 1997. A dissertation submitted to the University of Delaware Winterthur Program. English practices were most influential during the William & Mary period, while Boston and Philadelphia became important influences in the Queen Anne era. [90208] $65.00

 

355. 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. A detailed examination of the methods of construction used by two Ipswich, Massachusetts 17th century joiners. [90180] $65.00

 

356. Wands, Scott Lannon. William G. Beesley (1797-1842), Windsor Chairmaker, Colourman, and Decorative Painter of Salem, New Jersey. University of Delaware: 2003. 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. "The study of Beezley's daybooks reveals important information about the types of chairs manufactured and sold in Salem, New Jersey in the 1820s and 1830s." [90182] $65.00

 

357. Wick, Wendy Caroline. Stephen Girard: A Patron of the Philadelphia Furniture Trade. Wendy Caroline Wick: 1977. A thesis submitted to the University of Delaware. Between about 1780 and 1820 Girard, a successful Philadelphia businessman, patronized many Philadelphia cabinetmakers, silversmiths and other artisans. After his death his collection was preserved intact, along with many of the original invoices, bills and other notes. This all provides a valuable record of how a wealthy Philadelphia merchant furnished his house during an especially exciting period in American arts. This thesis focuses on his patronage of cabinetmakers. [90224] $65.00

 


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