9 1/2 x 12 in. 475 pp. Green cloth boards. Numerous B&W and color plates with some very clear color photos. Condition is AS NEW ; like brand new on all points, unmarked. DJ is FINE ; no wear, like new, in a Mylar wrapper. Antiques. Stax. Bookseller Inventory # 19831
Synopsis: Drawing principally on original source materials, Nancy Goyne Evans's elegantly written and extensively illustrated Windsor-Chair Making in America presents an authoritative and absorbing historical picture of the vernacular chair shop and industry. Of the book's five chapters, three deal extensively with the craft shop. Evans discusses everything from structure to tools and equipment, from shop personnel to power sources, and from raw materials to ornament, both painted and stenciled. A chapter on marketing explores the booming Windsor-chair trade in the American coastal South and the islands of the Caribbean, furniture distribution to local, overland, and overseas markets, and general methods of doing business. Another section explores consumerism and the use of Windsor furniture in domestic and public settings.
Students and interpreters of American material culture and life will find here an abundance of new material organized and presented to provide comprehensive insights into craft life and product distribution in America. Evans's book should have pride of place in the libraries of collectors, curators, practicing and amateur furniture craftsmen, and anyone interested in early American studies trades, folk art, and pre-industrial technology.
This book includes an extensive index, detailed maps, an indispensable paint color chart based on more than 1,200 references, a select bibliography, and a wealth of photographic reproductions.
From the Publisher: 9 x 12 trim. 286
Title: WINDSOR-CHAIR MAKING IN AMERICA, FROM CRAFT ...
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: fine
Edition: First edition
Book Description University Press of New England, Hanover and London, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st. Seller Inventory # 20638