Highland House Publishers, Inc., 1974-1984. Hardbound. Red leatherette covered boards, most with color dustjacket. 1687 pp. in the 6 volumes. A very the first six volumes of this favorite. Volumes 1, 2, 3 are the 1981 reprint volumes, each with a small section at the forefront of each chapter containing...
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Washington, D.C. Highland House Publishers, Inc., 1974. Hardbound. Red leatherette covered boards, white & color illus. dust jacket, pp. 852-1112 + index, BW and color illus. Consists of brochures #22-25 from Israel Sack. Includes chairs, tables, sofas, highboys, lowboys, sideboards, mirrors, clocks, chests, wardrobes, etc. Nice!
Highland House Publishers, Inc., 1989. Hardbound. Red leatherette covered boards, most with color dustjacket. pp. 2387-2541 + a few articles reprinted from Antiques Magazine with their individual pagination. Illustrated in color and bw. This volume reprints a few important articles from Antiques Magazine detailing the furniture in the Diplomatic Reception...
Highland House Publishers, Inc., 1988. republished edition. Hardbound. Red leatherette covered boards, most with color dustjacket. pp. 293 - 581 in this volume, countless bw plates. Volumes 2 of what eventually would become a 10-volume set. The contents of this volume were originally published as individual issues of "Opportunities In American Antiques."
New York: Husdon Hill Press, 1991. Hardcover. Yellow cloth. Color-illus. dj with black lettering; Mylar cover. 316 pp. with 25 color and 174 bw plates. A fabulous reference, with crisp, clear color plates of these wonderful works. Essays by leading authorities detail five distinct styles in this time frame.
New York, NY: Turn of the Century Editions, 1906, 1981. Reprinted from original catalogue. Brown paper stapled wraps, 48 pp., BW illus. and drawings. On front cover: Roycroft Furniture. A facsimile of a catalogue originally produced in 1906 by The Roycrofters of East Aurora, N.Y. "Roycroft furniture was not manufactured...
Boston, MA: Period Furniture Hardware Company, 1952. Softbound. Yellow printed wraps. 28 pp., many bw illustrations. Pricelist is laid in, and is dated. Catalogue is not dated. Most useful.
Providence, Rhode Island: Rhode Island School of Design, 1932. Softcover. Grey wraps; 37 pp.; 6 bw plates. Catalogue of the Pendleton Collection of furniture, which includes pieces from roughly 1690 - 1790 in the Georgian, Sheraton, Hepplewhite, and Chippendale styles.
Richmond, Va. The Valentine Museum / The Antiquarian Society of Richmond, 1967. Softcover. Purple & blue stapled wraps, 42 pp., many line-drawing illus. Issued in conjunction with an exhibition featuring select furniture pieces designed by Charles Navis (1904-1967). An introductory essay is followed by many line drawings of the chairs, tables, etc. Nice!
Hartford, CT: Connecticut Historical Society, 1956. Softcover. Yellow wraps. 67 pp. 31 bw plates. All the chairs in the collection have a Connecticut heritage and were gifts to the Society. Most do not have much documentation but are believed to be from the 18th and early 19th century. Includes a....
Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Northeast Auctions by Ronald Bourgeault, LLC, 2010. Softcover. Color pictorial wraps; 103 pp.; 600+ color figures. Accompanied the sale held August 8, 2010; 637 lots listed, with annotations, including early American furniture, glass, needlework, and other items, as well as European brass, pewter, and other pieces.
Hartford: Connecticut Historical Society, 1958. Softcover. White wraps with printed title and emblem. 143 pp. 141 bw plates. Comprised mostly of annotated plates, with brief introduction. Includes bible boxes, highboys, secretaries, desks, chairs, mirrors, beds, cradles, tables, stands, clocks, and much more.
Providence, RI: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965. Hardbound. Brown cloth. xiii, 178 pp. Exhibition May 16 to June 20, 1965, comprised of exquisite examples of Rhode Island furniture; many prized items are rare and unique. Catalogue features 104 objects and includes annotated entries and illustrations for most of them.
Buffalo, New York: Kittinger Company, 1981. Softcover. Color pictorial wraps; 180 pp.; Profusely illustrated in color and bw. A 1981 catalogue from Kittinger, maker of Williamsburg and Historic Newport furniture reproductions. Extensive text. Price list booklet laid in.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1984. Hardbound. Black cloth with color illustrated dustjacket. 256 pp., 150 color and appx. 180 bw plates. Covers the entire history of the subject, country by country; sections on China, Japan, South East Asia, India, UK, Usa, Europe etc. Terrific illustrations.
New York, New York: Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc. Softcover. White pictorial wraps; 152 pp.; Profusely illustrated, mostly in bw, but with a few color photos as well. From the sale held October 21, 1972, sale 3422; Ninety-two lots listed, including tables, chairs, highboys, desks, and much more.
New York: Christie's, 1989, June 3. Softbound. Greenish color illustrated wraps. 23 pp., 10 or so splendid color plates. An offprint from the full sale catalogue for the auction held this day. An extremely important piece of American Furniture, and a wonderful reference and sourcebook.
New York: Bernard & S. Dean Levy, Inc., 1984. Softcover. Golden brown wraps. 46 pp. 45 bw plates. Issued in conjunction with a furniture exhibition held in 1984. With three-page introduction by Bernard and S. Dean Levy, annotated, illustrated catalogue of 45 pieces. Published to accompany the exhibition held at...
Palm, Pennsylvania: Richard Schultz Design, 2007. Softbound. Stiff white laminate wraps with gray cloth spine, 144pp, profuse color illustrations. Design studio catalog; includes an illustrated timeline of the company.
Milwaukee: Milwaukee Art Museum, 2006. Hardcover. Swiss bound. Basic cardboard covers with tan tape at spine; tipped-on bw negative wrap-around photo; front cover opens separately to lie flat; 192 pp. with 21 items pictured. A beautifully-presented book of 21 pieces of furniture by Peteran; each work is pictured with different...
New York: Rizzoli, 1993. Softcover. White & illus. wraps,175 pp. Many bw and color illus. "Plain or fancy, natural or painted, American wicker represents a significant and distinctive achievement in the international arena of the decorative arts. The fascinating history of American woven furnishings, from the mid-nineteenth century to the...
New York: Rizzoli, 1993. Hardbound. Grey boards with red cloth spine. 175 pp. Many bw and color illustrations. "Plain or fancy, natural or painted, American wicker represents a significant and distinctive achievement in the international arena of the decorative arts. The fascinating history of American woven furnishings, from the mid-nineteenth...
Albany, NY: Albany Institute of History & Art, 1962. Softcover. Soft cover, 63pp, profuse b/w illustrations. Exhibition catalogue of furnishings of the descendeants of the Dutch settlers of New York.
Shenandoah, Iowa: Locust House, 1970. Paperback. Blue and BW-photographic wraps with yellow and black lettering. ix, 85 pp. Illustrations. Contents: Introduction, Historical Background, The Amana Society: 1855-1932, The Amana Cabinetmaker, Furniture in the Amana Life, The Past is Prologue, Footnotes,
New York: R 20th Century, 2004. Softcover. Colorful stapled wraps, [24 pp.], many color plates. Issued in conjunction with an exhibition featuring plastic form furniture designed by Wendell Castle (b. 1932). With an opening essay and many colorful illustrations of Castle's work at the time.