By Joseph Downs
From one of the world-renowned treasures on the Winterthur Museum, the writer chosen four hundred awesome examples of yankee furnishings from the Queen Anne and Chippendale sessions, representing the period whilst the cabinetmakers of recent England, manhattan, Philadelphia, and the South have been on the top in their achievement.
Each representation is observed through information regarding the pieces
place of starting place, date of development, dimensions, specific beneficial properties and features, and the maker and unique proprietor while recognized. a distinct part provides the furnishings in its right setting, together with ten rooms in complete colour. there's technical details for the intense collector and a hugely readable background for these drawn to the early-American lifestyle.
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Sargent, Charles Sprague, Manua l of the Trees of North America. Boston: Houghton Miffiin Company, 1922. 37. , The Important Timber Trees of the United States. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912. 38. , Standardized Plant Names. Prepared for the American Joint Committee on Horticultural Nomenclature. : J. Horace McFarland Company, 1942. 39. Hough, op. cit. XL A CHOUP OF QUEE T ANNE AND CHIPPENDALE INTEHIOHS I . THE Q UEEN ANNE DINING 1\00]\1 The close rel at ion ship of the severa l e le me nts in th is roo m lends to it a suave co ng ru ity th a t is a triu mph of co m positio n.
Before mahogany was available, black walnut (Juglans nigra) served the purpose of a dark, close-grained medium for fine turning, carving, and veneering to express the nuances of a more elegant fashion than the coarser woods employed in the seventeenth century could do. " The branch figure or swirl crotch of walnut wood enriched plain surfaces, and the root and burl cuts provided an intricate figure for veneering the fronts of desks, chests of drawers, and clock cases frequently seen in northern furniture in the Queen Anne period.
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American Furniture Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods by Joseph Downs