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American Furniture 2007

Beckerdite, Luke

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ISBN 10: 0976734419 / ISBN 13: 9780976734413
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2007 Edition, Released in January of 2008, 291 pages, 8.5 x 11 in size, Paperback. Book is Unused. Cover shows minimal wear from shelving/storage. From unsold backstock. Inside pages are in Excellent Condition with no tears and with no notations (no pencil marks, no underlining, no highlighting, etc.). Bookseller Inventory # FE - AB8

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Title: American Furniture 2007

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

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This volume includes articles that explore the relationship between japanned decoration and seafaring narratives; assess the careers and work of Philadelphia cabinetmakers Benjamin Randolph and George G. Wright; contextualize marks, labels, and signatures used by American furniture makers during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; illustrate all of the known American turned chairs with board seats along with British and Continental antecedents; and provide source material for understanding period repairs and alterations.

Table of Contents

Editorial Statement –Luke Beckerdite
Benjamin Randolph Revisited –Andrew Brunk
American Board-Seated Turned Chairs, 1640-1740 –Robert F. Trent and John D. Alexander
From Apprentice to Master: The Life and Career of Philadelphia Cabinetmaker George G. Wright –Clark Pearce, Catherine Ebert, and Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley
Early American Furniture Makers' Marks –Philip D. Zimmerman
Reading Japanned Furniture –Ethan W. Lasser
The Written Evidence of Furniture Repairs and Alterations: How Original Is "All Original"? –Nancy Goyne Evans
Recent Writing on American Furniture: A Bibliography –Gerald W. R. Ward

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LUKE BECKERDITE is editor of American Furniture and a decorative arts scholar living in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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