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1 Kragtische: Cantilever Tables.
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter Konig, Koln: 2003. 3883756920 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Includes full-color illustrations. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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2 ARONSON, JOSEPH. The Encyclopedia Of Furniture.
Crown Publishers, New York: 1938. Second Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 

Price: 118.75 USD
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3 BECK, DOREEN. Book Of American Furniture.
Hamlyn Publishing Group LTD, London: 1973. 0600312925 / 9780600312925 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition with slight chips to DJ. 
A simple straightforward introduction to the art of collecting American furniture. It has been especially written for the beginner-collector who wants to know how to start, what to buy, and where, and some of the traps and pitfalls to avoid. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.26 USD
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4 BOOR, ALLISON, CHRISTOPHER, JOHN WILLIAM, JONATHAN & PETER. Philadelphia Empire Furniture.
Distributed for Boor Management by University Press of New England, Lebanon: 2007. 0977781607 / 9780977781607 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
This is the first book-length study of American furniture from Philadelphia's Neo-Classical period. It looks closely for the first time at Philadelphia Empire furniture and the development of decorative arts in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1840. The authors explore Neo-Classicism, contemporary history of Philadelphia, the emergence of Greek-Revival architecture, and the cabinetmakers of Philadelphia Empire furniture. The furniture illustrated in this comprehensive catalogue comes from various sources, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Atheneum of Philadelphia, the Winterthur Museum in Delaware, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The White House Historical Association, and from many private collections. At the beginning of the 19th century Greek-inspired architecture gained popularity in Philadelphia and the city became known for its classically-inspired monumental buildings. Newly designed structures of ancient inspiration were decorated with classical furniture that became the prevailing style in private homes as well as public buildings. The arrival of immigrant craftsmen from Europe in the early 19th century and their subsequent collaboration with American furniture makers produced highly sophisticated Empire designs. Neither French nor English, the designs incorporated purely American elements and became known as American Empire. Nineteenth-century Philadelphia Empire craftsmen were particularly well-known for their extensive motif carving, which often has a fluid, three-dimensional character. Philadelphia Empire Furniture illustrates in color and describes in detail hundreds of Philadelphia decorative art forms from this period, including wood types, dimensions, and maker (if known). Chapters are dedicated to each of the following forms: card tables, platform pedestal tables, pier tables, worktables, sofas, chairs, sideboards, secretaries, chests, bedsteads, looking glasses, clocks, and other decorative elements. A separate chapter is devoted to the previously unpublished sketchbook of accomplished craftsman Anthony G. Quervelle. Besides Quervelle, other talented and successful Philadelphia furniture makers included Michel Bouvier, Charles White, Cook & Parkin, and Joseph B. Barry, among several. This book provides historical data about their lives and careers. 
Price: 130.15 USD
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5 BOWMAN, JOHN S. American Furniture.
Exeter Books, New York: 1985. 0671075780 / 9780671075781 Bison Book Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Over 350 photogrsphd in color snf black and white of individual pieces and period rooms illustrate this history of a facet of American design, showing how the shifting styles through time and from one region to another speak of America's history and people. It is a book that no furniture enthusiast or art lover will want to be without. Includes an Index. 
Price: 41.04 USD
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6 CALLOWAY, STEPHEN (INTRODUCTION). The Victorian Catalogue Of Household Furnishing.
Studio Edition Ltd., London: 1994. 1858911257 / 9781858911250 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A unique and resplendent treasury of authentic Victorian furniture and furnishings providing a window into nineteenth century domestic design. 
Price: 49.64 USD
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7 CATHERS, DAVID M. (NEW INTRODUCTION). Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs: Unabridged Reprints Of Two Mission Furniture Catalogs, " Craftsman Furniture Made By Gustav Stickley" And " The Work Of L & J. G. Stickley."
Dover Publications, New York: 1979. 0486238385 / 9780486238388 Reprint edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The contemporary antique collector can now see hundreds of pieces of Craftsman furniture as they were actually offered for sale in two Stickley catalogs - Craftsman Furniture Made by Gustav Stickley (1910) and Work of L & J. G. Stickley (n.d.). The 594 illustrations show numerous settles, rockers, armchairs, reclining chairs, bookcases, desks, and table - tea, round, rectangular, library, lunch, dining, serving, sewing, toilet, dressing, folding, child's and others, even a billiard table and checkerboad table. 
Price: 25.18 USD
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8 CESCINSKY, HERBERT. English Furniture From Gothic To Sheraton.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1968. 0486219291 / 9780486219295 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A full text covers each period or major style of English furniture, ranging from the few surviving medieval pieces) often done by foreign artisans practicing in England) on through the various Tudor, 17th and 18th century styles, up to approximately 1800, with the schools of Hepplewhite and Sheraton. After each chapter are printed large clear photographs of appropriate pieces, more than 950 in all. Shile stress is on domestic furniture - chairs, chests, tables, bedsteads, cabinets, desks, mirrors, lacquer work, pieces with needlework, screens - other important material is also shown: for the earlier period church furnishings, screens, window traceries; 18th-century panelling and moulding; Adam chimney pieces, and similar work 
Price: 25.60 USD
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9 EDITORS OF TIME-LIFE BOOKS. Your Home: Furniture Finishes.
Time-Life Books, Alexandria: 1985. 0809455129 / 9780809455126 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Now, thanks to modern techniques and materials, professional-looking finishes can be achieved at home. The techniques in this book explain how to apply all of the finishes shown. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.55 USD
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10 EGGE, RUTH STEARNS. Recycled With Flair: How To Remodel Old Furniture And Flea Market Finds.
Coward, Mccann & Geoghegan, Inc., New York: 1980. 0698110315 / 9780698110311 s Softcover. Fair condition. 
This book will help you discover for yourself how easy it is to make over such castoffs to suit your own particular tastes, your pocketbook and your life-style. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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11 GLADSTONE, BERNARD. New York Times Guide To Furniture Finishing.
Golden Press, New York: 1971. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. Stains on front cover . 
This book is basic enough to serve as a guide for the beginner, yet knowledgeable enough to appeal to the experienced handyman who may be confused by the wide variety of finishes and finishing materials available. The book includes timesaving and work saving pointers, as well as up-to-date facts on new materials and modern methods. Includes an Index. 
Price: 6.65 USD
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12 GLOAG, OHN; EDWARDS, CLIVE (REVISED AND EXPANDED BY). A Complete Dictionary Of Furniture.
The Overlook Press, Woodstock: 1991. 0879514140 / 9780879514143 Revised and update edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Full of fascinating information, both factual and anecdotal. Divided into six sections, it contains descriptions of furniture and its design, almost 3000 alphabetical entries, a list of the principal furniture makers in the United States and Britain, a list of books and periodicals on furniture, and finally a section which sets out in tabular form the periods with the materials used, and types of craftsmen employed from 1100 to 1980. 
Price: 51.30 USD
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13 GROTH, HAKAN; FRITZ VON DER SCHULBURG (PHOTOGRAPHS). Neoclassicism In The North: Swedish Furniture And Interiors 1770 - 1850.
Rizzoli International Publications, New York: 1990. 0847812731 / 9780847812738 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Evocative photographs, all taken specially for this book, present in detail the decoration and furnishings of twenty houses and apartments. Traces the evolution of the Neoclassical style in Sweden, placing it in its wider European context, and explores the history of each building. Plans, and original drawings by the architects and designers, complete the picture. Includes an Index as well as 388 illustrations including 204 in color. Includes an Index. 
Price: 56.95 USD
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14 GROTZ, GEORGE. The Furniture Doctor: Being Practical Information For Everybody About The Care, Repair, And Refinishing Of Furniture...with Easy To Follow Directions And Tricks Of The Trade That Use Commonly Available Materials.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City: 1962. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is worn and torn. 

Price: 5.94 USD
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15 HANDBERG, EJNER. Shop Drawings Of Shaker Furniture And Woodenware: Volume I I I - Measured Drawings.
The Berkshire Traveller Press, Stockbridge: 1977. 0912944455 / 9780912944456 Second Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Includes many larger items such as rocking chairs, tables, school desks, sewing stands, cupboards, a storage bench, a clock case, an upright desk, a dining table, a lantern, pine cupboards, a settee, and counters. A valuable addition to the perpetuation of Shaker qualities. Includes an Index. 
Price: 19.76 USD
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16 HART, HAROLD H. (EDITOR). Chairs Through The Ages: A Pictorial Archive Of Woodcuts & Engravings.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1982. 0486243486 / 9780486243481 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. There is a very slight tear on the back cover. 
Here, in a clearly written and thoroughly researched teratment, are over 500 copy-right-free illustrations of chairs - hanging chairs, carved chairs, modern chairs, antique chairs, shairs of artists, writers, inventors, patriots, tyrants, kings and common folk in a wide varieety of styles and periods, including: Ancient, Tudor, Renaissance, William and Mary, Louis XIV, Chippndale, Louis XVI, Hepplewhite, American, Gothic, Jacobean, Louis XIII, Queen Anne, Lousis XV, The Adam Brothers, Sheraton, Empire and English. The author's introduction traces the history and development of the chair; brief essays detail the highlights of each style; and a glossary provides clear definitions of specific terms associated with chairs, chair parts, and chair styles. Includes an Index. 
Price: 20.24 USD
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17 HAYWARD, JOHN F. Tables In The Victoria And Albert Museum.
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London: 1968. Second Impression. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
This is Illustrated Booklet No. 10. Describes and illustrates with black and white photographs tables in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. 
Price: 20.90 USD
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18 HENDERSON, STEVIE WITH MARK BALDWIN. Terrific 2x4 Furniture: Building Stylish Furniture From Standard Lumber.
Lark Books, Asheville: 1998. 1579900615 / 9781579900618 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Can help you build furniture for every room in yur house - quickly and inexpensively. Presents the techniques, tools, and instructions for the beginner. Includes an Index. 
Price: 12.07 USD
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19 IRVIN, WILLIAM. Furniture Refinishing.
Playmore, New York: 1976 s Softcover. Reading copy. Partially detached title page. Page discoloration. 
This book is all you need to get started and to finish your furniture refinishing project. 
Price: 3.47 USD
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20 JOBE, BROCK; SULLIVAN, GARY R. & O'BRIEN, JACK. Harbor & Home: Furniture Of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710-1850.
University Press of New England, Hanover: 2009. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
321 illus. (284 color) 9" x 12". Presented for the first time, the richly illustrated findings of the Southeastern Massachusetts Furniture project at Winterthur Museum. Through furniture, this exhibition catalogue will explore the cultural identity of a little-studied region of 18th and 19th century New England: southeastern Massachusetts, an area that stretches from just south of Boston to Providence, east to the tip of Cap Cod, and includes the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. The era between 1710 and 1850 was marked by enormous changes in the landscape, population, and economy of this area, as well as in the activities of furniture craftsmen and the purchasing patterns of local residents. Three themes are paramount here: 1. Regionalism in the character of furniture made in the area and the forces that shaped that identity. 2. Fashion, changing tastes and the growing affluence of local residents over time. 3. Shop practices and the evolving craft practices of furniture makers through the recreation of two shops, the rural handcraft tradition of Samuel Wing of Sandwich in 1800 and the mechanized operation of a New Bedford or Fall River chair factory in 1850. The exhibition will include approximately 75 pieces of furniture from private and institutional collections, tools and equipment from the Samuel Wing cabinet shop (now owned by Sturbridge Village), and selected household furnishings depicting interiors in southeastern Massachusetts during the 18th and 19th centuries.Winterthur Museum "Wallace Nutting lamented in 1928 that southeastern Massachusetts had been so picked over by dealers and collectors that it had become the "least likely of any region to yield old furniture." However, this new study by Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan and Jack O'brien, assisted by a cadre of other authors, proves that Nutting was mistaken. Harbor & Home provides a rich contextual examination of the cabinetmaking and clockmaking crafts in this area from 1710 to 1850, linking the area's furniture to Boston and Newport while defining its own distinctive characteristics. It will surely become a standard text in the literature on regional styles in early American furniture."—Gerald W.R. Ward, The Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Art of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston "Brock Jobe's Harbor & Home proves that understanding the physical context of regional history is critical to understanding its material culture. The book brings antique photographs, ledger book analysis and other salty tales about seafaring commerce, craftsmanship, and connoisseurship to unfurling new knowledge about furniture-making in a region of New England that has escaped deep primary research until now. From acquisition to auction, the early furniture found in Harbor & Home identifies the work of new shop traditions and refines the template for regional study of American craftsmanship by using many artifacts in private collections. As value added, Gary R. Sullivan's writing on timekeeping south of Boston augments our overall understanding of clockmaking in Federal era Massachusetts."—Philip Zea, President, Historic Deerfield, Inc 
Price: 71.25 USD
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