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A Short History of English Furniture. London Her Majesty's Stationery Office: 1966. A pictorial survey of 13th-19th century furniture in the Victoria & Albert Museum, with short notes on the pieces and a good if concise essay on the development of English furniture design over that period. A good introductory book. Softcover. 7.5"x9.5", 32 pages of text plus 100 black & white plates. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33941
Price: $ 20.00       




American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection. Volume 1-10. Highland House: 1974-1992. One of the major pictorial sources to fine American antique furniture. The first several volumes reprint the softcover brochures which the Sack firm published for its clients between 1957 and 1967. Later volumes cover the brochures issued during each year. The furniture presented is among the best offered on the American market, the photographs are superb, and the scholarship of the entries is consistently of the highest caliber. Hardcovers. 10 volumes. 9.5"x12", 200-250 pages each b/w and color illustrations, djs white dust jackets with some inevitable rubbing, but a very nice set.

Inventory #: 35677
Price: $ 900.00       




American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection. Volume 1-10. Highland House: 1974-1992. One of the major pictorial sources to fine American antique furniture. The first several volumes reprint the softcover brochures which the Sack firm published for its clients between 1957 and 1967. Later volumes cover the brochures issued during each year. The furniture presented is among the best offered on the American market, the photographs are superb, and the scholarship of the entries is consistently of the highest caliber. Hardcovers. 10 volumes. 9.5"x12", 200-250 pages each. B/w and color illustrations, djs on most volumes. Some jackets chipped and torn.

Inventory #: 35926
Price: $ 1000.00       




American Furniture and Decorative Arts featuring the Estate of Josephine Dawes, together with the Routhier Collection of Early American Glass and Mochaware from the Jonathan Rickard Collection. Bolton Skinner Galleries: March 11, 2001. The Routhier Collection of early American glass comprises lots 455-540, and in addition, the Dawes Collection includes some early American glass lighting. The Rickard Collection of mochaware comprises lots 401-448. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 100 pages, 540 lots, color and black & white illustrations. Prices realized sheet. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35839
Price: $ 35.00       




Americana. New York Sotheby's: October 23-24, 1981. Sale 4709. A nice selection of furniture, folk art, ceramics, glass, scrimshaw, textiles, etc. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", about 200 pages, 580 lots, b/w illustrations prices realised sheet stapled to title page light wear.

Inventory #: 8628
Price: $ 25.00       




Arts and Crafts Furniture. Shop of the Crafters. Turn of the Century Editions: 1983. "Cincinnati was an important center of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Reproduced here is the entire 1906 catalog of the Oscar Onken Company showing sophisticated furniture in the "mission" style, some pieces featuring inlay. Shop of the Crafters furniture was promoted vigorously and consequently was widely distributed throughout the United States. A central European influence can be detected in some of the pieces, particularly when viewed in the context of the catalog's illustrated Viennese room settings of the period. This book shows a rich variety of designs as an alternative to the pure rectilinear forms often seen in other Arts and Crafts mission furniture. Kenneth Trapp, formerly with the Cincinnati Art Museum, has written an Introduction discussing the company and its history in Cincinnati." Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 71 pages, black & white illustrations. New.

Inventory #: 90374
Price: $ 15.00       




Baltimore Furniture. The Work of Baltimore and Annapolis Cabinetmakers from 1760 to 1810. Baltimore Museum of Art: 1947. Although much of the material in this important catalog has been updated by other authors, it remains as the publication which first focused the attention of collectors and scholars on Maryland furniture. The 125 objects illustrated were selected for the exhibition by Joseph Downs and Henry Francis du Pont. Ames & Ward. Semowich 881. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 195 pages, b/w illustrations. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 35908
Price: $ 150.00       




Catalog of Roycroft Furniture and other things. Philmont Turn of the Century Editions: 1981. "Roycroft furniture was not manufactured in large quantities. Nevertheless, it contributed significantly towards the growth of Arts and Crafts design in America. Furniture and other artifacts made by the Roycrofters at their community in East Aurora, New York, are easily identified by the incised orb and cross and/or "Roycroft" name. The 1906 catalog reprinted here depicts a substantial portion of the furniture designs produced under the forceful direction of Elbert Hubbard. The catalog also features some copper and wrought iron accessories." Softcover. 6"x8.5", 47 pages, black & white illustrations. New.

Inventory #: 90369
Price: $ 15.00       




Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832) and His Family. An Exhibition of Portraits, Furniture, Silver and Manuscripts. Baltimore Museum of Art: 1937. The catalog to an exhibition which celebrated the 200th birthday of the longest-lived signer of the Declaration of Independence. The catalog is primarily devoted to the portraits of Charles Carroll and his family, going back several generations. Uncommon. Softcover. 6"x9", 55 pages, black & white illustrations. Some wear and soil, some pen notes.

Inventory #: 35889
Price: $ 40.00       




Collected Works of Gustav Stickley. Turn of the Century Editions: 1989. Revised edition. "This is a comprehensive book compiled from several original catalogs and issues of Gustav Stickley's The Craftsman magazine. It provides illustrations showing the full range of Gustav Stickley's production of furniture, metalwork, and lighting as well as many of the inlaid pieces designed by Harvey Ellis. This book is an essential reference work for understanding the American Arts and Crafts Movement. An Introduction by Robert Edwards discusses the social implications of the Movement, the "Craftsman" philosophy, and some of the historical influences in the development of this style. The text also includes information about Gustav Stickley's fuming techniques, wood finishes, and construction features. This edition also contains a section on fireplace accessories and photos of some exceptional examples of Gustav Stickley's work in private collections." Softcover. 7.5"x10.5", 175 pages, black & white illustrations. New.

Inventory #: 90372
Price: $ 20.00       




"Collector's Choice". Selections from a Quarter Century. [contained in the] 1986 Philadelphia Antiques Show Program. The 1986 loan exhibition celebrated the 25th year of the Philadelphia Antique Show, and featured selected pieces from the loan exhibitions of the prior 24 years. In addition to the illustrated catalog of the loan exhibition, there are two essays- "Remarkable Providences and Some Unremarkable Prejudices: by Wendell D. Garrett, and "Spotlight on the Loan Exhibit" by John A.H. Sweeney. A benefit for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the annual Philadelphia Antiques Show is one of the nation's premier Americana shows, and its catalog features a scholarly, in-depth article on a topic usually related to that year's show loan exhibition. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 32 pages [article], color and black & white illustrations. Light wear, a little soil.

Inventory #: 34058
Price: $ 20.00       




Craftsman Hand-Wrought Metal Work in Iron, Copper and Brass. Turn of the Century Editions: no date. This catalog, a reprint of Stickley's 1906 issue, "illustrates eight different fireplace hoods, several sets of andirons and fireplace tools, and a wide range of other Craftsman metal work, including candlesticks, wall sconces, chandeliers, table lamps (oil and electric), lanterns, newel post lamps, jardinieres, umbrella stands, trays, ashtrays, cigar boxes, and wall plaques. The catalogue also features seven pages of Craftsman hardware such as hinges, pulls, escutcheons and hooks for sale to amateur cabinet makers". Softcover. 6"x8", 64 pages, black & white illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 90450
Price: $ 15.00       




Eighteenth Century English Furniture...&., property of various owners including Clarice Blumenthal, Mrs. Forsyth Wickes, Mrs. Francis P. Garvan, &c. New York Parke-Bernet Galleries: October 17th, 1970. Several ca. 1800 Chinese mirror paintings in lacquered frames and one in a very elaborate carved giltwood frame a rare George II small red lacquer breakfront with Chinoiserie scenes A pair of rare George III carved gilt-wood and composition consoles in the form of trees with gnarled trunks, and more. Softcover. 7"x10", 57 pages, 165 lots, b/w illustrations prices realized list stapled to title page.

Inventory #: 7911
Price: $ 20.00       




Elizabethan Art. London Victoria & Albert Museum: 1961. 3rd printing. A pictorial survey of Elizabethan-era furniture, textiles, silver and other artifacts from the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum. From the V&A's 'Small Picture Book' series. Softcover, 4.75"x7", 2 pages of text plus 28 black & white plates. Light soil.

Inventory #: 32960
Price: $ 15.00       




Fine Americana. New York Sotheby Parke Bernet: April 30-May 3, 1980. Sale 4369. A massive two-volume auction sale of American furniture, silver, paintings, folk sculpture, glass, decoys, folk art and related objects. 2 vols. Softcover. 9"x9", 1,540 lots, about 500 pages, b/w and color illustrations general wear, covers a bit rubbed.

Inventory #: 9834
Price: $ 85.00       




Graves' Patent Improved Sofa Bed. Boston Samuel Graves & Son: c.1880. A very pictorially pleasing circular illustrating 10 fancy Victorian "sofa beds" (which look like fainting couches), 7 on one side and 3 on the other. These apparently looked like couches until opened when they could double as a bed for somebody you didn't really like, much like today's versions, or futons. Advertising circular, 10"x7.5", printed both sides. Folded twice, some soil and wear.

Inventory #: 32637
Price: $ 45.00       




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.

Inventory #: 8464
Price: $ 85.00       




Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Chinese Export Porcelain and Rugs. New York Sotheby's: January 31-February 2, 1985. Sale 5282. The famous January Sale. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 1,008 lots, about 300 pages, color and b/w illustrations light wear, a little soil, tips thumbed.

Inventory #: 9824
Price: $ 40.00       




Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Folk Art and Decorative Arts. New York Christie's: January 22-23, 1993. Sale 7640. Included a very unusual ca. 1750 Queen Anne china step maple high chest of drawers, probably Massachusetts, the only known example with the original shaped backboard. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 205 pages, 572 lots, color and b/w illustrations light wear.

Inventory #: 9020
Price: $ 35.00       




Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Folk Art and Decorative Arts. New York Christie's: January 21-22, 1994. Sale 7820. This auction included the Faneuil Family Queen Anne inlaid mahogany concertina-action card table with needlework playing surface (Boston, 1740) and the Gilder Family Queen Anne carved walnut desk-and-bookcase (Philadelphia, 1735), both of which got big fold-out color plates. Nice stuff? You bet! Softcover. 8"x10.5", 186 pages, 350 lots, color and b/w illustrations, several folding color plates a nice copy.

Inventory #: 9019
Price: $ 35.00       




Le Mobilier du Moyen Age au Modern Style 1500-1900. Paris Baschet & Cie: 1973. A large pictorial survey of French furniture styles from the Middle Ages to 1900. Many of the pieces are seen in period room settings. Not a scholarly book, but great fun and a good resource. Part of the 'Les Styles Francais' series. Hardcover. 9.5"x13", 197 pages, black & white and color illustrations. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 35724
Price: $ 40.00       




Life-Time Furniture. The Cloister Styles. Philmont Turn of the Century Editions: 1981. "This is a catalog of "Lifetime" furniture, which was manufactured by the Grand Rapids Bookcase and Chair Company of Hastings, Michigan. The "Cloister Styles" shown here were created by the company in 1911. This catalog shows the quintessential heavy, massive, masculine style of mission furniture that was so popular a century ago. Even though some of the forms are similar to designs of Gustav Stickley and L. & J.G. Stickley, there are a number of original designs that distinguish this company as one of the major actors in the American Arts and Crafts Movement." Softcover. 6"x8.5", 109 pages, black & white illustrations. New.

Inventory #: 90368
Price: $ 15.00       




Limbert Arts & Crafts Furniture. Turn of the Century Editions: 1997. 3rd edition. "This revised edition includes the rare 1905 Limbert catalog featuring inlay work and the company's earliest designs, a 1911 supplement to Catalogue 14 that depicts seven rare and extraordinary lamps, and a portion of an original Limbert catalog that presents some exceptional forms not reproduced before. This edition gives a more complete record of the company's production and helps us to understand the significance of its contributions to the American Arts and Crafts Movement in the early years of the last century." Softcover. 5.75"x9", 208 pages, black & white illustrations. New.

Inventory #: 90388
Price: $ 20.00       




Longworth's American Almanac, New-York Register, and City Directory for the Fifty-Ninth Year of American Independence. New York Thomas Longworth: 1834. A complete listing of residents with their professions, plus streets, and other city information. 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.

Inventory #: 30300
Price: $ 300.00       




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.

Inventory #: 30299
Price: $ 300.00       




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