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American Furniture of the 18th Century: History, Technique & Structure
American furniture of the 18th century is prized for its historical and artistic value by museums and collectors, and as a benchmark in design and craftsmanship by modern-day furniture makers.In the first part of the book, Jeffrey Greene chronicles the evolution of the design and construction of 18th-century furniture, drawing on historical influences and the tastes of the ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Taunton Press
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Excellent book on American furniture -- Jacobean, William and Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale and Federal. Great photos of period pieces as well as step by step turning (on a lathe). Also how pieces were used during their times such as card tables that were used in taverns as much as homes for playing cards, backgammon, and dice games. Favorite card games were whist, lanterloo, put, piquet, cribbage and all fours (during the Puritan era).