By Joseph Downs
From one of the world-renowned treasures on the Winterthur Museum, the writer chosen four hundred striking examples of yank furnishings from the Queen Anne and Chippendale sessions, representing the period while the cabinetmakers of recent England, manhattan, Philadelphia, and the South have been on the top in their achievement.
Each representation is followed by way of information regarding the pieces
place of starting place, date of building, dimensions, certain positive factors and characteristics, and the maker and unique proprietor whilst identified. a distinct part provides the furnishings in its right surroundings, together with ten rooms in complete colour. 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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This fabri c is for autumn ; and in winter ea rl:'-e igh tecnth-cent u ry g reen damask, trimmed with blu e frin ge. dresses th e windows a nd furniture . On th e old pin e floor a large F eragh an ca rpe t. simila r to on e in th e Marlboro Boom, ser ves to hold together various ele me n ts in th e room with its intricate a nd eve n- tone d pattern . A sparklin g En glish cu t-g lass ch andelie r and wall branches of th e mid -e igh teen1h cc nturv furnish a ma gic sou rce of light for this exotic sce ne .
An a rmc ha ir labeled by \ Villiam Sa ve r: ' sta n ds a t th e window to th e right. A se t of four stoo ls with she ll-ca rved kn ees we re made b v John Elli ott in J756 for St enion , in Germ antown . Several easy ch airs , bu ckstools , and sofa s ar c covered with leath er or old sa nd-colore d brocat ell e . The five tall windows arc hun g with crimso n brocatell e cu t in conformity with the en gnl\"CCI p atte rn s of D an iel Xlar ot , d esign er to \VilI iam III . A gracefu l p a ir of chandelie rs in wood a nd g ilded ti n, of th e kin d used in co lonia l b all ro oms and churches, and severa l pairs of hc uvv English brass wa ll arms light th e room.
2. Adams, C. , Works: W ith a Life of John Adams. Boston: Little, Brown and Comp any, 1856. 3. Flynt, Henry and Helen, Th e Ashley Hous e in Old Deerfield. Privat ely printed, 1948. 4. , "Boston's Carvers and Joiners," Th e Magazin e Antiq ues, March and April , 1948. 5. Illustrat ed , with Editorial Note, in Th e Magazin e Antiques, March, 1930. 6. , Handb ook Concord Antiquarian Society . , 1937, p. 46. 7. , "The Godd ard and Townsend JOiners," Th e Magazine Antiq ues, April and May , 1946. 8.
American Furniture Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods by Joseph Downs