American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Metropolitan Museum's preeminent collection of early colonial furniture is expertly documented in this long-awaited publication. It covers the full spectrum of furniture forms made during the 17th and early 18th centuries--from chairs and other seating to tables, boxes, various types of chests and cupboards, and desks. Each of the 141 objects is thoroughly described with detailed information on provenance, construction, condition, inscriptions, dimensions, and materials. Photographed anew in color for this volume, each piece is explicated in terms of the styles and craftsmanship of the period and is evaluated in light of comparative pieces in public and private collections throughout the country. One appendix contains photographic details of construction and decorative elements, and another has drawings of joints and moldings.42 CONDITION The two upper cross stretchers and the rush seat, all missing when the couch was acquired (see Refierencer), are new, ... It may have been to facilitate that repair that a small section at the back of the right head post was cut out to expose the pintle on the ... EXHIBITIONS On loan to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, from 1926 to 1933; a€œThe Plenty of Pennsylvania, aquot; Museum ofanbsp;...

Title:American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author:Frances Gruber Safford
Publisher:Metropolitan Museum of Art - 2007-01-01


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