Furniture

General


The Encyclopedia of Furniture [EB]

Late Colonial Period. Vol. II, The Queen Anne and Chippendale Styles [EB]

American Furniture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art,

American or English Furniture? Some Choices in the 1760's [A]

Artistic Furniture of the Gilded Age [E]

This exhibition reveals the most sumptuous moment in late nineteenth-century America—a period known as the Gilded Age—through the work of some of the most noted design firms at the time.

Furniture as Social History: Gender, Property, and Memory in the Decorative Arts [A]

Regional Furniture  - Regional Life [A]

Protective Covers for Furniture and its Contents [A](Linda Baumgarten)

Style in Furniture Vol. 1 [EB]

R. Davis Benn - 1912

Style in Furniture Vol. 2  [EB]

R. Davis Benn - 1912


American Furniture - General

Furniture of the Pilgrim Century, 1620-1720  [EB]

Including Colonial Utensils and Hardware

Wallace Nutting


American Furniture of the 18th Century [EB]

American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art [EB]
Colonial - 17th Century & William & Mary
The Encyclopedia of Furniture [EB]
English Furniture Pattern Books in Eighteenth-Century America [A]
19th Century America [EB]
Furniture and other Decorative Arts

Early American Furniture Makers' Marks [A] (Philip D. Zimmerman)
American Furniture in a New Light [LE - V] Metropolitan Museum of Art
Late Colonial Period. Vol. II, The Queen Anne and Chippendale Styles [EB]
American Furniture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American or English Furniture? Some Choices in the 1760's [A]

Goddard, Daniel - Sotheby's Property of the Goddard Family  [AC]


American Furniture by Chipstone

Each year a volume is published which is comprised of important articles on historic furniture makers, movements, construction and history.  It is recommended that anyone seriously interested in American Furniture study these volumes.  You can also use the search block at the top of the page to find specific subjects such as "chairs" or "Philadelphia"


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British - See English


Chairs

Anatomy of A Chair [A]

American Regional Variations In Eighteenth Century Styles

A Catalogue of American Easy Chairs [A]

The Sign of the Chair: Exceptional Antique Chairs & Their Histories  [EB]

Boston and New York Leather Chairs: A Reappraisal [A]

The Very Pink of the Mode: Boston Georgian Chairs, Their Export, and Their Influence  [A]

The Making and Marketing of Boston Seating Furniture in the Late Baroque Style  [A]

Mid-Atlantic Easy Chairs, 1770 –1820  [A]

Old Questions and New Evidence

Frog Backs and Turkey Legs [A]

The Nomenclature of Vernacular Seating Furniture, 1740–1850

Hitchcock Chairs - Identify an Authentic ‘Hitchcock’ Chair by its Mark  [A]

A Masonic Master's Chair Revealed  [A]

Hidden in Plain Sight: Disappearance and Material Life in Colonial New York [A]
Colonial New York Chairs

Leather Bottoms, Satin Haircloth, and Spanish Beard  [A]
Conserving Virginia Upholstered Seating Furniture
The Frederick Parker Collection of Chairs [MA]
Contained in Antique Collecting Magazine - June 2011

A Seventeenth-Century Carpenter’s Conceit  [A]

The Waldo Family Joined Great Chair

Shenandoah Valley Arm Chairs, 1730-1780  [V]

Windsor Chairs - Is Your Antique Windsor a Fake? [A]

The Windsor, A Perfectly Designed Chair [A]


Chippendale

The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director - Thomas Chippendale 1754 [EB]

Late Colonial Period. Vol. II, The Queen Anne and Chippendale Styles [EB]
American Furniture in The Metropolitan Museum of Ar
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Connecticut

Regions and the Study of Material Culture: Explorations along the Connecticut River [A]

The Social Economy of the Pre-Industrial Joiner in Western Connecticut, 1750–1800 [A]

Connecticut Valley Furniture  1750 - 1800  [V]

Leigh Keno

The Connecticut Desk   [V]

Leigh Keno


Conservation - See Museum Management


The Dressing Table

Vanities: Art of the Dressing Table  [EB]


East Indies

Furniture from the Netherlands East Indies  1600 - 1900  [EB]


English

Old English Furniture - Tudor to Stuart [EB]

Old English Furniture - Queen Anne  [EB]

Old English Furniture - Chippendale  [EB]

Old English Furniture - The Sheraton Period [EB]


Europe

Abraham and David Roentgen [A]

Abraham Roentgen (1711–1793) and his son David (1743–1807) were the most successful cabinetmakers in Continental Europe in the eighteenth century.


Federal Period

Baltimore Federal Furniture in The American Wing  [EB]


France

French Furniture in The Middle Ages And Under Louis XII  [EB]

French Furniture Under Louis XIV [EB]

French Furniture Under Louis XV [EB]

French Furniture Under Louis XVI  [EB]


Georgian

Gilded: Gold Treasures of Georgian Furniture  [EB]

Looking East: Japanned Furniture of Georgian England  [EB]

A Collection of Georgian Furniture in the Manner of Thomas Chippendale  [EB]


Herman Miller

Herman Miller Consortium Collection 1905-1994 [DB]


Highboys & Lowboys

The American High Chest [EB]

Italy

Furnishing A Museum [EB]

The Collection of Italian Furniture in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


Italian

Furnishing a Museum  [EB]

Isabella Stewart Gardner's Collection of Italian Furniture


Lowboys - See Highboys


Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern Furniture [A]

From Marshmallow Sofas to Hans Wegner Chairs


Maryland

Crossroads of Culture: Eighteenth-Century Furniture from Western Maryland  [A]

Baltimore Federal Furniture in The American Wing  [EB]


Massachusetts

Jean Berger’s Design Book [A]

Huguenot Tradesmen and the Dissemination of French Baroque Style

John Cogswell and Boston Bombé Furniture [A]

Thirty-Five Years of Revolution in Politics and Design

Boston furniture of the Eighteenth Century [EB]

Boston and New York Leather Chairs: A Reappraisal [A]

The Very Pink of the Mode: Boston Georgian Chairs, Their Export, and Their Influence  [A]

The Making and Marketing of Boston Seating Furniture in the Late Baroque Style  [A]

Seventeenth-Century Joinery from Braintree, Massachusetts [A]

The Savell Shop Tradition

Definition and Diaspora of Regional Style: The Worcester County Model [A]

Roman Gusto in New England [A]

An Eighteenth-Century Boston Furniture Designer and His Shop

Sophistication in Rural Massachusetts [A]

The Inlaid Cherry Furniture of Nathan Lombard 

Notes about New “Tinkham” Chairs  [A]


New England

Diversity and Regionalism in Rural New England Furniture [A]


New Hampshire

The Wendell Family Furniture at Strawbery Banke Museum [A]

Portsmouth, New Hampshire


New Jersey

American Kasten [EB]

The Dutch Style Cupboards of New York and New Jersey 1650 - 1800


New York

American Kasten [EB]
The Dutch Style Cupboards of New York and New Jersey 1650 - 1800

Boston and New York Leather Chairs: A Reappraisal [A]

Hidden in Plain Sight: Disappearance and Material Life in Colonial New York [A]

Colonial New York Chairs

Leon Marcotte: Cabinetmaker and Interior Decorator [A]

New York’s Distinctive, Early Baroque Oval Tables with Falling Leaves [A]

Flat Gates, Draw Bars, Twists, and Urns

New York Furniture for the Charleston Market, 1810–1840 [A]

Beautiful Specimens, Elegant Patterns

Is It Phyfe? [A] Duncan Phyfe

Origins of the Rococo Style in New York Furniture and Interior Architecture [A]

Louis Comfort Tiffany & the Reform Movement in Furniture Design [A]

The J. Matthew Meier and Ernest Hagen Commission of 1882–1885

The Christian M. Nestell Drawing Book  [A]

A Focus on the Ornamental Painter and His Craft in Early Nineteenth-Century America 


North Carolina

Furniture of Piedmont North Carolina, 1780-1860 [E]

The Quaker Furniture of North Carolina’s Cane Creek Settlement [V - L]


Painted Furniture

Painted Wood [EB]  View index of this book here

History and Conservation


Pennsylvania

Designs for Philadelphia Carvers [A]

The Rococo, the Grotto, and the Philadelphia High Chest [A]

Andrew Jackson and Three Philadelphia Cabinetmakers [A]

The Stock-in-Trade of John Hancock and Company [A]

Design Transmission in Vernacular Seating Furniture [A]

The Influence of Philadelphia and Baltimore Styles on Chair Making from the Chesapeake Bay to the "West"

Inlaid Quaker Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania [V - L]

Germanic Craftsmen and Furniture Design in Philadelphia, 1820–1850  [A]

Labeled Randolph Chairs Rediscovered  [A]


Picture Frames

Keno Brothers: On Picture Frames [V]

The Arts and Crafts Period Picture Frames [A]


Queen Anne

Late Colonial Period. Vol. II, The Queen Anne and Chippendale Styles [EB]

American Furniture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Queen Anne Chairs  [V]

Leigh Keno

Queen Anne Highboys  [V]


Quaker Furniture

The Quaker Furniture of North Carolina’s Cane Creek Settlement [V - L]

Inlaid Quaker Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania [V - L]


Restoration - See Museum Management


Rhode Island

Furniture Making in Rhode Island 1650 - 1830 [V - E]

Art and Industry in Early America

Newport Furniture  [V]

Newport Restoration Foundation

Rhode Island Furniture Archive at Yale University:

General Search [DB]

Furniture  [DB]

Makers & Owners  [DB]

Goddard Family Furniture Makers - Sotheby's Property of the Goddard Family [EB]

Townsend, John - The Early Work of John Townsend in the Christopher Townsend Shop Tradition [A]


Rococo

American Rococo, 1750-1775: Elegance in Ornament [E - EB]

Immigrant Carvers and the Development of the Rococo Syle [A]


Shaker Furniture

Shaker Furniture [V]


South Carolina

The Holmes-Edwards Library Bookcase and the Origins of the German School in Pre-Revolutionary Charleston  [A]

Religion, Artisanry, and Cultural Identity: The Huguenot Experience in South Carolina, 1680–1725  [A]


Southern

A “Preponderance of Pineapples”: The Problem of Southern Furniture  [A]

Southern Furniture: MESDA's Impact on the Field [V - L]

Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) (Ron Hurst)

The MESDA Craftsman Database [DB]

A collection of primary source information on nearly 85,000 artisans and artists practicing 127 trades in the early American South.

The MESDA Object Database [DB]

Contains descriptions, data, and approximately 100,000 photographs of nearly 20,000 objects—in both private and public collections—that were made in the early American South.

The MESDA Subject Database [DB]

Contains information that the museum’s Research Associates found interesting or intriguing while searching for individuals to add to the MESDA Craftsman Database. The subject matter, generally found in period newspapers, varies widely. This Subject Database is a rich resource for historians and material culturists.

Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts [DB]

Excellent place to research Southern Furniture as well as many other objects


Tennessee

Adaptation and Reinterpretation: The Transfer of Furniture Styles from Philadelphia to Winchester to Tennessee  [A]


Vanities

Vanities: Art of the Dressing Table  [EB]

Virginia

Furniture of Williamsburg and Eastern Virginia 1710-1790 [EB]

The Furniture of Winchester, Virginia  [A]

Staples for Genteel Living: The Importation of London Household Furnishings into Charleston During the 1780s  [A]

The Convergence and Divergence of Three Stylistic Traditions in Charleston Neoclassical Case Furniture, 1785–1800  [A]

Leather Bottoms, Satin Haircloth, and Spanish Beard  [A]

Conserving Virginia Upholstered Seating Furniture

Dutch Trade and Its Influence on Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake Furniture  [A]

Irish Influences on Cabinetmaking in Virginia's Rappahannock River Basin  [A]

The Work of William Buckland and William Bernard Sears [A]

Architect-Designed Furniture in Eighteenth-Century Virginia

The Work of Clotworthy Stephenson, William Hodgson, and Henry Ingle  [A]

In Richmond, Virginia, 1787–1806

Virginia

Furniture of Williamsburg and Eastern Virginia 1710 - 1790  [EB]


Windsor Furniture

Identifying and Understanding Repairs and Structural Problems in Windsor Furniture [A]


Furniture - British

American or English Furniture? Some Choices in the 1760's [A]

English Furniture Pattern Books in Eighteenth-Century America [A]


Furniture - Scandinavia

Scandinavian Modern Furniture in the Arts and Crafts Period [A]

The Collaboration of the Greenes and the Halls


Furniture - Victorian

William IV & Victorian Sideboards 1830 - 1900 [MA]

Contained in Antique Collecting Magazine - June 2011


Furniture - William and Mary

American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art [EB]

I Early Colonial Period: The Seventeenth Century & William & Mary Styles


Skinner Auction Catalogues

American Furniture & Decorative Arts | Skinner Auction 2538B  [AC]

March 6, 2011



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