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With more than seventeen hundred superb drawings, this authoritative book offers a unique visual system for identifying the style of virtually any piece of American antique furniture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805001242
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1986
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Since 1957, Joseph T. Butler has served as curator of the Sleepy Hollow Restorations in Tarrytown, New York. The author of numerous books, he was also the American editor of The Connoisseur and an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

Preface 5
Anatomy of Furniture 8
Part 1 History of American Furniture
Origins of American Furniture 17
The 17th Century 20
The William and Mary Style 25
The Queen Anne Style 28
The Chippendale Style 35
Windsor Furniture 44
Germanic Furniture 46
New Influences on Furniture Design 48
American Neoclassicism-The Federal Style 53
The Empire Style 59
Late Classicism and the Restauration Style 62
Shaker Furniture 64
The Gothic and Elizabethan Revival Styles 65
The Rococo Revival Style 69
The Louis XVI Revival Style 73
The Renaissance Revival Style 74
The Victorian Renaissance or Neo-Grec Style 76
The Colonial Revival Style 77
Innovative Furniture 78
Exotic and Eclectic 82
Design Reform 83
Part 2 Field Guide to American Antique Furniture
Chairs 89
Tables 155
Beds 201
Daybeds, Sofas, Benches, Settees 219
Lift-top Chests 251
Chests of Drawers 261
Desks and Bookcases 319
Miscellaneous 347
Sources of the Furniture Illustrated 364
Outstanding Collections of American Furniture 366
Selected Bibliography 367
Glossary 369
Index 379
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