Approximately 500 superb black-and-white photographs with in-depth captions
accompany a rich narrative which reviews the history and manufacture of
Victorian furniture produced between1840-1880.
AMERICAN FURNITURE OF THE 19TH CENTURY: 1840-1880 by Eileen and Richard
Dubrow, Schiffer Publishing Co., PA, 1983.
Here is “an important study of the fine handcrafted furniture made in America
between 1840 and 1880. Most pieces are identified by the cabinetmaker who made
them. Biographies of the leading cabinet-makers from all over America are
presented including new, significant information on John Henry Belter the man.
Most of the examples have not been seen before in any publication. In the
book, the Dubrows explain why this was the most productive period of American
furniture making, and they show actual room settings as well as individual
forms. Their investigative research into the origins and manufacture of Wooton
desks and furniture by John Henry Belter has enabled them to identify many
previously unknown forms by each of these makers.” This book is packed with
fine black and white photo illustrations, historical background and a
discussion of these furnishings to Gothic and Rococo international styles.
8.75” x 11.25” hardback with dust cover in very good condition. 247 pages.
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