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The 1772 Philadelphia Furniture Price Book

Author : Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley
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In her guide to the price book, Kirtley explains the types of furniture listed and details many of the options available to eighteenth-century patrons of Philadelphia's fine furniture craftsmen

The 1772 Philadelphia Furniture Price Book

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American Furniture 2005

Author : Luke Beckerdite
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An annual publication forging a link between social history, American studies, and the decorative arts

American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
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Discusses the designs, histories, construction, and woods of a variety of chairs, tables, chests, desks, bookcases, and clocks

WoodShop News

Author : Published by Dominion Enterprises
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Furniture History

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Babel of the Atlantic

Author : Bethany Wiggin
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Despite shifting trends in the study of Oceanic Atlantic history, the colonial Atlantic world as it is described by historians today continues to be a largely English-only space; even when other language communities are examined, they, too, are considered to be monolingual and discrete. Babel of the Atlantic pushes back against this monolingual fallacy by documenting multilingualism, translation, and fluid movement across linguistic borders. Focusing on Philadelphia and surrounding areas that include Germantown, Bethlehem, and the so-called Indian country to the west, this volume demonstrates the importance of viewing inhabitants not as members of isolated language communities, whether English, German, Lenape, Mohican, or others, but as creators of a vibrant zone of mixed languages and shifting politics. Organized around four themes—religion, education, race and abolitionism, and material culture and architecture—and drawing from archives such as almanacs, newspapers, and the material world, the chapters in this volume show how polyglot, tolerant, and multilingual spaces encouraged diverse peoples to coexist. Contributors examine subjects such as the multicultural Moravian communities in colonial Pennsylvania, the Charity School movement of the 1750s, and the activities of Quaker abolitionists, showing how educational and religious movements addressed and embraced cultural and linguistic variety. Drawing Early American scholarship beyond the normative narrative of monolingualism, this volume will be invaluable to historians and sociolinguists whose work focuses on Pennsylvania and colonial, revolutionary, and antebellum America. In addition to the editor, the contributors include Craig Atwood, Patrick M. Erben, Cynthia G. Falk, Katherine Faull, Wolfgang Flügel, Katharine Gerbner, Maruice Jackson, Lisa Minardi, Jürgen Overhoff, and Birte Pfleger.

History of Design

Author : Bard Graduate Center
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A survey of spectacular breadth, covering the history of decorative arts and design worldwide over the past six hundred years

Antiques

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Eighteenth Century Furniture

Author : Clive Edwards
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The eighteenth century has been seen as a Golden Age of design and craftsmanship. This book goes well beyond these ideas and investigates the various developments in the infrastructure of the eighteenth-century furniture world.

American Furniture

Author : Oscar P. Fitzgerald
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This authoritative text explains the evolution of four centuries of American furniture from 1650 to the 21st century. It is the complete story covering the cultural and historical context of pieces and advice on how to authenticate furniture and preserve it for posterity. It is fully illustrated with over 800 photos and a 24 page color signature.

American Furniture in Pendleton House

Author : Christopher P. Monkhouse
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Useful Beauty

Author : David H. Conradsen
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Quaker Aesthetics

Author : Emma Jones Lapsansky
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The notion of a uniquely Quaker style in architecture, dress, and domestic interiors is a subject with which scholars have long grappled, since Quakers have traditionally held both an appreciation for high-quality workmanship and a distrust of ostentation. Early Quakers, or members of the Society of Friends, who held "plainness" or "simplicity" as a virtue, were also active consumers of fine material goods. Through an examination of some of the material possessions of Quaker families in America during the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries, the contributors to Quaker Aesthetics draw on the methods of art, social, religious, and public historians as well as folklorists to explore how Friends during this period reconciled their material lives with their belief in the value of simplicity. In early America, Quakers dominated the political and social landscape of the Delaware Valley, and, because this region held a position of political and economic strength, the Quakers were tightly connected to the transatlantic economy. Given this vantage, they had easy access to the latest trends in fashion and business. Detailing how Quakers have manufactured, bought, and used such goods as clothing, furniture, and buildings, the essays in Quaker Aesthetics reveal a much more complicated picture than that of a simple people with simple tastes. Instead, the authors show how, despite the high quality of their material lives, the Quakers in the past worked toward the spiritual simplicity they still cherish.

American Furniture 2008

Author : Luke Beckerdite
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An annual publication forging a link between social history, American studies, and the decorative arts.

American Furniture at Chipstone

Author : Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque
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Shows and describes the background of antique chests, clocks, chairs, mirrors, tables, candlesticks, washstands, shelves, beds, and fire screens

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts Labhardt to Zwischengoldglas Index

Author : Gordon Campbell
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Contains information drawn from Grove Art Online and new material written by G. Campbell. Cf. Preface.

American Furniture 2003

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An annual publication forging a link between social history, American studies, and the decorative arts

New England Furniture at Winterthur

Author : Nancy E. Richards
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This volume comprehensively explores the furniture industry of New England, detailing the impact of urban communities, especially Boston, as well as the pervasiveness of regionalism, which has attracted fresh attention from scholars. The importance of the export trade and the roles of specialists, particularly the upholsterer, also receive consideration. The variety of New England furniture - in form, in origin, and in ornament - is beautifully demonstrated. By articulating the technical aspects of the style, the book lays a groundwork for future scholars and provides a springboard for cultural studies using the Winterthur furniture collection. An intriguing narrative tale as well as an essential reference, this volume presents informative essays on various furniture forms, detailed entries on 225 individual objects, and a comprehensive index. It is the collaboration of several individuals: Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, Winterthur's former senior curator and registrar, respectively; curator of furniture Wendy A. Cooper; conservator Michael S. Podmaniczky; and researcher Clare G. Noyes. Their expertise and insight broaden our understanding of the artisans, networks, and products of the extensive New England furniture trade in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

American Decorative Arts and Old World Influences

Author : David M. Sokol
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