American Furniture Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods by Joseph Downs

By Joseph Downs

From one of the world-renowned treasures on the Winterthur Museum, the writer chosen four hundred remarkable examples of yank furnishings from the Queen Anne and Chippendale sessions, representing the period while the cabinetmakers of latest England, ny, Philadelphia, and the South have been on the peak in their achievement.
Each representation is observed through information regarding the pieces
place of beginning, date of building, dimensions, specific beneficial properties and features, and the maker and unique proprietor while recognized. a different part provides the furnishings in its right setting, together with ten rooms in complete colour. there's technical details for the intense collector and a hugely readable heritage for these attracted to the early-American lifestyle.

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13. , "Eliphelet Ch apin ," Th e Magazin e Antiques, April, 1939. 14. Th ree Centuries of Conn ecticut Furniture. An Exhibition at the Morgan Memori al, Hartford, 1935. 15. Singleton, Esther, Social New York Under the Georges, 1714-1776. New York: D. Appleton & Comp any, 1902. 16. Adams, op. cit. 17. Hornor, W . , Blue Book Philadelphia Furniture. Philadelphia, 1935. Plates 258-265. 18. Ibid. , Plate 95. 19. Vickers, Philip Fithian, Journal and Letters, 1767-1774. Edited by John Rogers Williams.

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