American Furniture Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods by Joseph Downs

By Joseph Downs

From one of the world-renowned treasures on the Winterthur Museum, the writer chosen four hundred impressive examples of yankee furnishings from the Queen Anne and Chippendale classes, representing the period whilst the cabinetmakers of latest England, long island, Philadelphia, and the South have been on the peak in their achievement.
Each representation is followed by way of information regarding the pieces
place of beginning, date of development, dimensions, distinctive positive factors and characteristics, and the maker and unique proprietor whilst identified. a unique 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 heritage for these drawn to the early-American lifestyle.

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American Furniture Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods

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 latest England, manhattan, Philadelphia, and the South have been on the peak in their success.

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T hey lived at Xlount Pleasant, th eir country hom e on th e Pas saic Hiver beyond Newark, with th eir eleve n children. Above the sofa is a pair of sparkling q u illwor k sconces with their original silv er cand le branches marked by Ja cob H ur d , on e of th e ablest colonial silversmi ths of th e ea rly eighteen th century. Th ey belonged to Pa rson \ Villia m Smith of Bra intree, "the rich est clergyman in th e Province," and Mad a m E lizabeth Smi th , a desc endant of the Sieurs de Quincy who signcd ~I ag n a Carta.

The w indow curta ins a re lust rous sa lmo n-c olored silk of th e Louis XV p eri od a nd show the pr e-emin ence of Fren ch weavin g in th e e igh teenth ce ntury; th eir wid e flor al b ord er s of needlepoint embro ide r:' are contemporary in da te . The cha irs a re covere d with silk sim ila r to th e cu rta ins. In th e ce nte r of th e roo m a n ea rl: ' Kuba ca rpet. woven in the six teen th century, is a glowing ma st erpiece from th e Ca ucasus. influen ced b v Persia n wea ving. The b ook on th e table is AIctlicina Britannica , re p ri nte d in Philad elphi a by B.

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. Both th e b ack g round a nd the fu mis hi ngs re vea l a kn owing d erivati on fr om E uro pea n so urces.

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