American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Period, 1725-1788
By Joseph Downs
Featured from among the world-renowned treasures at Winterthur are 400 outstanding examples of American furniture from the Queen Anne and Chippendale periods, representing the era when the cabinetmakers of New England, New York, Philadelphia, and the South were at the height of their achievement. Each illustration is accompanied by information about the place of origin, date of construction, dimensions, special features and qualities, and the maker, and original owner, when known. A special section presents the furniture in its proper environment, including ten rooms in full color. There is technical information for the serious collector and a highly readable history for those interested in the early American way of life. This reference book, first published in 1952, is a useful tool for interior decorators, furniture historians, collectors, dealers, and restorers working with early 20th-century designs.
• Useful tool for interior decorators, furniture historians, collectors, dealers, and restorers working with early 20th-century designs.
• Hardcover, 500 pages; approximately 40 black and white illustrations.
• 12.25 x 9.25 x 1.75