Hickory Furniture

Hickory Furniture

by Ralph Kylloe
     
 

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Hickory Furniture features fascinating history, contemporary finds, and more than 100 photographs of unique hickory furniture. Ralph Kylloe, the leading author on rustic design and furnishings, explores the history of hickory through illustrated vintage catalogs, museum and private collections, plus exquisite photography. With the growing interest on regional rustic…  See more details below

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Hickory Furniture features fascinating history, contemporary finds, and more than 100 photographs of unique hickory furniture. Ralph Kylloe, the leading author on rustic design and furnishings, explores the history of hickory through illustrated vintage catalogs, museum and private collections, plus exquisite photography. With the growing interest on regional rustic furnishings, rustic art, and the natural rustic lifestyle, Kylloe has captured the significance of rustic furniture as an art form and the contribution that rustic artists make to the American artisan community. Although factory-made, hickory furniture is great folk art. It has withstood the test of time-it is honest, beautiful, functional, and built to last for ages. Learn about hickory furniture, revisit the history and on-going evolution of the rustic movement, and see hickory furniture for what it truly is-folk art at its finest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586858094
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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All states have historical archives relating to the establishment of corporations within their state. Indiana has records for several of the other hickory furniture firms but, unfortunately, the early records of the Old Hickory Chair Company, the largest and most prolific hickory company to have existed, were destroyed by 1960, when records were being transferred to microfilm. Fortunately, the Morgan County Recorder of Deeds has maintained some files that shed light on the Old Hickory Chair Company.

Meet the Author

Ralph Kylloe received his EdD from Boston University and has taught at the university level for many years. He is a leading authority on rustic furniture and owner of the aplh Kylloe Gallery at Lake George in New York's Adirondack Mountains. His previous books include Fishing Camps, Rustic Architecture and Design, and Cabins & Camps.

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