This long-time classic depicts over 200 examples of the pine furniture of
early New England. The text provides rules-of-thumb which will enable you to
assess and classify almost any article of 17th and 18th century New England
THE PINE FURNITURE OF EARLY NEW ENGLAND, by Russell Hawes Kettell, Dover
Publications Inc., NY, 1929/ 1956.
284 black-and-white photographs and detailed line drawings cover virtually
every aspect and type of Colonial pine furniture. Over 200 examples are
pictured including highboys, pipe boxes, ball-foot chests, settles, candle
stands, various kinds of tables, weather vanes, desks, dressers, cupboards,
pier glasses, “Chinese” courting mirrors, rushlighs, tavern signs, and more.
Covered by chapter are: Material; Construction; Hardware; Wall Boxes; Chests;
Stools and Benches; Stands and Tables; Desks; Shelves and Cupboards; Finish;
Signs and Weather Vanes; Mirrors; Lights; Drawings; and A Short List of Books
and Museums. Each black-and-white picture is described in-depth. In addition,
there are 55 working plans and drawings that make this a unique handicraft
manual for amateur and professional woodworkers. This large text is an
invaluable resource reference book for the collector, dealer, or historian of
early American furniture.
8.1” x 10.9 hardback with dust cover in very good condition. 477 pages.
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