By Joseph Downs

From one of the world-renowned treasures on the Winterthur Museum, the writer chosen four hundred impressive examples of yank furnishings from the Queen Anne and Chippendale classes, representing the period while the cabinetmakers of latest England, big apple, Philadelphia, and the South have been on the top in their fulfillment. each one representation is observed via information regarding the items fatherland, date of development, dimensions, particular good points and characteristics, and the maker and unique proprietor whilst recognized. a unique part offers the furnishings in its right surroundings, together with ten rooms in complete color. 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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