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Made in Utica. Utica Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute: 1976. This fine loan exhibition catalog is divided into three sections- decorative arts and crafts (including metalworking trades, woodworking trades, ceramics & glass, decorating trades, textiles trades, and personal accessories), fine & visual arts, and manufactured products. The illustrations include a wide variety of products, paintings, prints, furniture, old illustrations of factories and stores, and more. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 73 pages, black & white illustrations. New condition.

Inventory #: 90300
Price: $ 12.00       

Medieval, Renaissance and Later Tapestries, Works of Art and Furniture. New York Sotheby Parke Bernet: March 25th, 1972 Wonderful 16th and 17th century English and European furniture. Also tapestries, wood carvings, maiolica, bronzes, &c. Includes material from the Albany Institute of Art, Cranbrook Academy of Art, &c. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 83 pages, 223 lots, color and b/w illustrations prices realized sheet stapled to title page corner bump.

Inventory #: 7871
Price: $ 25.00       

[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.

Inventory #: 30301
Price: $ 125.00       

Notable Americana. New York Sotheby Parke Bernet: May 10-11, 1974. Sale 3638. Included the Robert Fulton Federal inlaid mahogany sideboard. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 207 pages, 480 lots, b/w illustrations prices realised sheet stapled to title page light soil.

Inventory #: 8631
Price: $ 30.00       

Objets d'Art et de tres bel Amueblement, Biscuit Emaille Bleu de la Chine Porcelaine de la Compagnie des Indes, Tapis - Tapisseries. Paris Palais Galleria, June 9-10, 1976. The catalog to the auction of some very fine and rare China trade ceramics and French furniture, including principally items from the collections of Antenor Patino and the Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Lots 1-81 comprise Chinese porcelain, 82-125 comprise Chinese export ceramics, lots 126-140 comprise French ceramics & gilt-mounted porcelains, lots 141-175 comprise silver, bronzes and other decorations, lots 176-224 comprise furniture, and lots 225-229 comprise textiles, including a suite of 5 Regency-period Gobelins tapestries. Hardcover. 7.5"x9.5", 229 lots, about 150 pages, color and black & white illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33828
Price: $ 40.00       

Quaint Furniture in Arts and Crafts, Genuine Russia and Spanish Morocco Leather, Russian Hand Beaten Copper. Philmont Turn of the Century Editions: 1981. "Grand Rapids, Michigan was a furniture manufacturing center long before George and Albert Stickley moved there in 1891. The work of Gustav Stickley's two younger brothers clearly shows his influence. This facsimile of a 1908 catalog, however, depicts some original and noteworthy designs. The book also pictures lighting fixtures and hammered copper objects for utility and decoration. The style numbers, dimensions, and text in this book are invaluable for collectors and dealers in identifying and under- standing this company's early designs and production." Softcover. 5.5"x8", 79 pages, black & white illustrations. New.

Inventory #: 90371
Price: $ 15.00       

Richmond Chair Company Promotional Flyer. Richmond, Indiana: 1908. An interesting pictorial promotional folder of 9 chairs from the Richmond Chair Company of Indiana. The piece is a folding self-mailer, with space at the bottom for a message. It then folds twice to make an piece of mail. This piece was hand-addressed to Indiana University and postmarked August 7, 1908. 9.5"x4.25 (folded), 9.5"x14" (unfolded). Black & white illustrations. Some soil.

Inventory #: 33719
Price: $ 25.00       

Ruggles and Dunbar, Looking Glass Manufacturers. [contained in the] Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin -April, 1960. A study of an early 19th century Hartford looking-glass manufactory. This issue also contains an article on the construction in 1764 of a pre-fabricated house to be shipped to the West Indies by Trumbull, Fitch & Trumbull. Softcover. 6"x9", 5 pages [article], 2 black & white illustrations [article]. Light soil.

Inventory #: 33354
Price: $ 20.00       

"Sassy Seating"- Brewster to Stickley. [contained in the] 1999 Philadelphia Antiques Show Program. The 1999 loan exhibition featured American chairs of the 17th through early 20th centuries. 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", pages [article], color and black & white illustrations. Light wear, a little soil.

Inventory #: 34056
Price: $ 20.00       

The 1912 Quaint Furniture Catalog. Stickley Brothers Company. The Parchment Press: 1993. "This large catalog reprint features hundreds of half-tone photographs of mission furniture manufactured by the Stickley Brothers Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The catalog includes thirteen pages of Quaint Furniture figured in mahogany and the original 1912 price list . The book includes a scholarly Introduction by Don Marek and Richard Weiderman recounting the history of the Stickley Brothers Company, illustrated with rare photographs and illustrations from the archives of the Grand Rapids Public Library and private collections". Softcover. 12"x9", 96 pages, black & white illustrations. New.

Inventory #: 90439
Price: $ 25.00       

The American Heritage Auction of Americana. New York Sotheby Parke Bernet: January 27-30, 1982. Sale 4785. The famous January sale. Softcover. 9"x9", about 250 pages, 1,096 lots, b/w illustrations light wear.

Inventory #: 9833
Price: $ 35.00       

The American Heritage Society Auction of Americana. New York Sotheby Parke Bernet: November 16-18th, 1972. A magnificent selection of furniture, export ceramics, folk art, silver, and other decorations. Softcover. 9"x9", 203 pages, 780 lots, b/w illustrations, covers slightly rubbed.

Inventory #: 7933
Price: $ 25.00       

The Contents of the Captain Henry Lay Champlin House - Property from the Collection of Geoffrey Paul. Portsmouth Northeast Auctions: August 4th, 2002. The sale of the extraordinary collection of fine late Colonial and Federal furniture and accessories with which Geoffrey Paul furnished the Captain Henry Lay Champlin House. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 85 lots, color illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35833
Price: $ 40.00       

The Early Work of Gustav Stickley. philmont Turn of the Century Editions: 1996. Revised edition. "This book was prepared in response to the tremendous interest in Gustav Stickley's earlier furniture designs. It is a compilation of rare drawings from the 1901 Chips from the Craftsman Workshops, 1902 retailers' plates, Gustav Stickley's 1901 catalog, and the Supplement to Catalogue D from 1905. The material is arranged in chronological order. The original pages have been reorganized in some instances in the interest clarity and appearance. The book includes some contemporary photos of rare and important examples of Gustav Stickley's work from before 1905, as well as illustrations of lamps, shades, hangng fixtures, and wicker furniture pieces. This book should help to resolve some questions regarding the design, design evolution, and production of Gustav Stickley's Craftsman furniture." Softcover. 7"x10", 175 pages, black & white and line illustrations. New.

Inventory #: 90367
Price: $ 20.00       

The London Cabinet Makers' Union Book of Prices. By a Committee of Masters and Journeymen. London: 1866. 4th edition. Issued 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. In an attempt to prevent disputes between cabinetmakers and customers and to standardize the trade, 'The Union Book' describes in great detail what each piece of furniture consists of as a "standard model", what extras could be added, and what to charge for them. The level of detail included for individual pieces is impressive. On a Pembroke table, for example, there are extra charges for extra inch in length, extra inch in width, extra drawer (scratch beaded), cock-beading the drawers, corner line ditto, lining boxes, canting corners (top), ovalo corners, -and so on for three more pages. Almost every type of furniture you can think of is here, often in many variations. Let's take a look at the B's- bedstead (table), bedstead (bureau), bedstead (press), bedstead (library press, with breaks), bureau, bookcase, bookcase (library, straight front) bookcase (library, with breaks), basin-stand, basin-stand (corner), basin-stand (square, inclosed), bidet, bidet (box-top), bidet (portable), bottle-tray, bottle-tray (square), bottle-tray (hexagon), butler's tray, book shelves (hanging), book shelves (open), bed-steps, bed table. And so on and on, through card tables, cellarets, dining tables, desks, fire-screens, knife cases, night tables, Pembroke tables, etc. And then there's that second portion, completely devoted to extensible dining tables. A frighteningly complete and comprehensive look at the construction of furniture in the middle of the Victorian period. Hardcover. 8.5"x10.5", 474 pages plus 8 plates, and 27 pages plus 9 plates, and 53 pages plus 6 plates. Bound in plain, sturdy period quarter leather. Covers a bit scuffed, tips worn, pages somewhat browned, several plates with light corner stains.

Inventory #: 33037
Price: $ 850.00       

The Marc J. Matz Collection of Colonial Indian, China Trade, Campaign Furniture and Works of Art. Amesbury John McInnis Auctioneers: August 19, 2005. The sale of a fine collection of Indian Colonial, China Trade and related furniture and antiques. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 80 pages, 285 lots, color illustrations. Some wear.

Inventory #: 34685
Price: $ 65.00       

The Walpole Society Note Book. 1978. Portland printed for the Society on Curtis rag wove paper by the Anthoensen Press in an edition of 50 copies: 1979. Includes accounts of the meetings and visits to Baltimore and Houston, 'Blossoms in Baltimore' by Dean A. Fales, Jr. 'A Strictly Non-Financial Portfolio' by J. William Middendorf II, 'Cowboys and Lowboys in Texas' by Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., 'Charleston Furniture' by E. Milby Burton, 'Thomas Eakins Portrait of John N. Fort' by John Wilmerding, 'Stone Mountain, Georgia' Mount Rushmore?' by Mills Lane, and memorials of E. Milby Burton, Charles Montgomery and Guy Warren Walker. Hardcover. 6.5"x9.25", 70 pages, plus 24 pages of b/w plates, and with the programs for the Baltimore & Houston meetings bound in. Original patterned boards and black linen spine with paper label. A fine copy.

Inventory #: 34657
Price: $ 150.00       

What is Wrought in The Craftsman Workshops. Turn of the Century Editions: 1997. "First published by Gustav Stickley in 1904, this is a rare and important contemporary explanation of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. This facsimile was originally produced by John Crosby Freeman of the American Life Foundation in 1982. The text by Gustav Stickley sets forth his philosophy of art, architecture, and interior design and decoration, enabling a greater understanding of the man and his life's work. The influence of Harvey Ellis on Gustav Stickley's early works can be seen in many of the furniture sketches and room schemes. This book is a primary source and a must-have reference for serious students of the American Arts and Crafts Movement." Softcover. 6"x9", 92 pages, black & white illustrations. New.

Inventory #: 90390
Price: $ 15.00       

Agius, Paul. Ackermann's Regency Furniture & Interiors. Marlborough The Crowwood Press: 1984. Published between 1809 and 1828, Ackermann's 'Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics' provides an unparalleled window into the high-class world of Regency England. Gathered here are several hundred illustrations of furniture and interiors as first published by Ackermann. A Regency-style tour de force. Hardcover. 10"x11", 200 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 35825
Price: $ 300.00       

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

Inventory #: 90209
Price: $ 65.00       

[Americana] Fine American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, and China Trade Paintings. New York Sotheby's: June 23, 1988. Sale 5736. Highlights included the "Carter Sampler", China Trade paintings and American furniture from the collection of Esther Pace Kuna, Softcover. 8"x10.5", about 150 pages, 491 lots, b/w and color illustrations rear cover creased.

Inventory #: 9270
Price: $ 25.00       

[Americana] Fine Americana, Including Silver, Furniture, Folk Art and Folk Paintings. New York Sotheby's: June 19, 1992. Sale 6319. This sale included some very fine folk paintings and art, rare Statue of Liberty and Massasoit Indian weathervanes, and superb American silver, including important pieces by Jacob Hurd. Softcover. 8"x10.5", about 150 pages, 431 lots, b/w and color illustrations near fine.

Inventory #: 9271
Price: $ 25.00       

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). Each section was written by an expert in the field, and all the entries are extensively annotated as you may have noticed, we quote extensively from this book ourselves. Among the contributors were the two editors, as well as David Schuyler, Ellen Paul Denker, Kirk Nelson, Rodris Roth, Susan Burrows Swan, Thomas S. Mitchie, Edward S. Cooke, Jr., and Neville Thompson. The entries are cross-indexed by author and title. You simply must have a copy. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 392 pages, a fine copy.

Inventory #: 32934
Price: $ 40.00       

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. Contributors included Nancy A. Smith, Donald L. Fennimore, Page Talbott, Rodris Roth, Christopher Monkhouse, and David H. Hanks. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 254 pages, hundreds of b/w illustrations light wear. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35409
Price: $ 25.00       

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

Inventory #: 31635
Price: $ 675.00       

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