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Southern Furniture 1680-1830: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection (Williamsburg Decorative Arts Series)

Ronald L. Hurst; Jonathan Prown

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ISBN 10: 0879352000 / ISBN 13: 9780879352004
Published by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, U.S.A., 1998
Condition: As New Hardcover
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This is a fine, as new, hardcover first edition, second printing copy in a fine, as new, mylar protected DJ, black spine. With a presentation bookplate from the Museum of History Associates. Obviously an unread copy.9 Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 074588

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Title: Southern Furniture 1680-1830: The Colonial ...

Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing.

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Southern Furniture is the first modern, broad-ranging study of furniture made and used in the early South. Going beyond earlier aesthetic and stylistic analyses, the authors provide the most recent information about the region's cabinetmaking traditions and ethnic and cultural diversity. Colonial Williamsburg Decorative Arts Series 640 pp.; 220 color photographs; 565 black-and-white illustrations; 3 maps; 26 line drawings

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Williamsburg furniture curators Hurst and Prown have compiled a veritable catalogue raisonne of Southern decorative arts relating to furniture. This glorious work focuses not only on the fine artistry and diversity of the functional items but also the historical background of the Chesapeake, Low Country, and Backcountry regions of Virginia and North and South Carolina through brief articles on each of the regions. The second portion contains the catalog of works focusing on seating furniture, tables, case furniture (chests, tall clocks, cabinets), and other forms (cradles, beds, screens). Beautiful illustrations highlight each of the 183 objects from simple, roughhewn elegance to detailed, ornate craftsmanship. Descriptions of each object include a brief historical sketch, construction, condition, material, dimensions, marks, a provenance, and a brief bibliography. A glossary of furniture terms, including diagrams and line drawings, is also featured. This catalog is highly recommended for most decorative arts collections and general collections in major research libraries.?Stephen Allan Patrick, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson City
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