Tag Archives: North American furniture

New Book | American Furniture 1650 to the Present

Oscar Fitzgerald, American Furniture, 1650 to the Present (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017), 630 pages, ISBN: 978 144227 0381, $130 / £85. Drawing on the latest scholarship, this comprehensive, lavishly illustrated survey tells the story of the evolution of American … Continue reading

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Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830

For my North American reader: Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830 – an exhibition, August 19, 2016–January 8, 2017. Mahogany ‘desk and bookcase’ by Christopher Townsend, circa 1745–50. (Yale University) This groundbreaking exhibition presents a comprehensive survey … Continue reading

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Picture This XV

I don’t know much about early North American furniture other than they seem to have no idea when it was made. Early on in the settlement of the colony, English joiners crossed the Atlantic, bringing with them, prevailing tastes and … Continue reading

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Buddy, can you spare me a dime?

For the North American contingent: If you live in, or happen to be in New York on the 24th of September 2012, you may be interested in popping into Christie’s upcoming sale of Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Decorative … Continue reading

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