By Joseph Downs
From one of the world-renowned treasures on the Winterthur Museum, the writer chosen four hundred amazing examples of yank furnishings from the Queen Anne and Chippendale sessions, representing the period whilst the cabinetmakers of latest England, big apple, Philadelphia, and the South have been on the top in their achievement.
Each representation is observed through information regarding the pieces
place of beginning, date of development, dimensions, distinct positive factors and traits, and the maker and unique proprietor while identified. a distinct part provides the furnishings in its right atmosphere, 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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I h ave Sen t ~'ou A Basket of Pot atoes from Boxbury. th e finest I e ve-r Saw, Six Lemmon s Six Loaves Bread a Boast Sirloin of Beef A la rge Sp eaking T ru mp et for [oh nn v - I Shou ld h ave Sent ~'ou a four Hih p iece of Beef Boast ed , but I had it tak en off th e Spit a nd th e Bar ge Men w ith m~' self Dcvour 'd th e wh ole th at yo u mu st b e Cont e nt with th e Sirloin . "Go d Ble ss '1' 011, T wish ~'Oll v(' r~' happy. I a m, ~I ~' Dear. " IX • THE l-lAJ\lPTON HOO~d H ampton Co urt was b uilt in E liza bet h, Ne w Jer sey, in 17m , a nd subseq ue nt ly b ecam e kn own as th e Winfiel d Sco t t hous e.
Lehman, Benjamin, A Catalogue of Cabinetware. Philadelphia, 1786. In The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 36. Sargent, Charles Sprague, Manua l of the Trees of North America. Boston: Houghton Miffiin Company, 1922. 37. , The Important Timber Trees of the United States. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912. 38. , Standardized Plant Names. Prepared for the American Joint Committee on Horticultural Nomenclature. : J. Horace McFarland Company, 1942. 39. Hough, op. cit. XL A CHOUP OF QUEE T ANNE AND CHIPPENDALE INTEHIOHS I .