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8 edition of American seating furniture, 1630-1730 found in the catalog.

American seating furniture, 1630-1730

an interpretive catalogue

by Benno M. Forman

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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Chairs -- United States -- History -- 17th century -- Catalogs,
    • Chairs -- United States -- History -- 18th century -- Catalogs,
    • Seating (Furniture) -- United States -- History -- 17th century -- Catalogs,
    • Seating (Furniture) -- United States -- History -- 18th century -- Catalogs

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 381-387.

      StatementBenno M. Forman.
      SeriesA Winterthur book
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsNK2715 .F65 1988
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxv, 397 p. :
      Number of Pages397
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2094710M
      ISBN 100393025160
      LC Control Number88139939

      He then transformed the chair by shaping the elements with a rasp, spokeshave, and cabinet scraper to achieve its defining curvilinear form. New York: W. The latest design information from Boston was only two or three days away from the remoter parts of New England as bridges and turnpikes speeded up the Massachusetts economy. George, Robert Blair. I am redirecting my efforts to research and writing. One defining tool of the chairmaker was the marking gauge fig.

      However, these Queen Anne chairs are anything but linear. Native woods, tools, and the fine distinctions between carpenters, joiners, and turners are all scrutinized. The drawers are of graduated sizes, with the upper divided in two, and three small drawers below. Includes Elizabethan and Jacobean examples, mostly oak.

      No matter. Foreign talent—much of it from Britain, including John and Thomas Seymour, Thomas Wightman, and William Lemon—arrived in Boston with new design ideas, but there was local talent, too. The introduction is excellent. The word Lyon in the s to Robert Tarule in and most of the writers in between.


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American seating furniture, 1630-1730 book

Includes: Connoisseurship and Furniture History. By the mid-eighteenth century, and probably much earlier, the furniture business had clearly begun segmenting into forms that, in the nineteenth century, people would describe as manufacturing and retailing.

Twentieth-century dealers report finding Boston leather-back chairs in places that reinforce the pattern of widespread distribution, although specific provenances and other historical details have not been quantified or recorded, leaving this evidence largely unsubstantiated.

It is important to recognize that the maker first joined the chair as a blocked-up rectilinear structure, using a marking gauge, mortising chisel, and tenon saw. Riving demands constant attention and thought.

Men were not the only agents of change in the furniture trades; it is just harder to find women in the documentary record.

From Joiner to Cabinetmaker: The Early Baroque Style, 1690

While considerable time past before the term cabinetmaker entered the everyday English vocabulary, its usage reflected the improved standard of British cabinetmaking; for example, John Evelyn comments on the improvement in his book, The Whole Body of Antient and Modern Architectureleading us to conclude that such a change must have come from the influence of the foreign craftsmen now working in Britain.

We can see some of these changes in the maps developed by Page Talbott for her study of classical furniture; they help explain why people like Thomas Seymour could design and produce brilliant furniture but fail as a businessman fig.

Mrs. Oliver’s Chair

Smith, Lancaster, MA. Poole Bros. Mortise-and-tenon joint with layout lines of marking gauge on the chair pictured in the center of fig. Shops or showrooms clustered in three major locations: the vicinity of Faneuil Hall and the city market, the central shopping spine of Newbury Street later Washington Streetand the southern end of Washington Street.

The sides of the case are solid wood and are cut with ogee arches at the base. Scoring itself creates a plane of weakness that will guide the split. London: Rose and Crown, The rays are planes of weakness and reliability. Crockford created a highly specialized niche that not only addressed the needs and wants of the mercantile elite for decorative twist-turned staircases and fences but also provided countless opportunities for the kind of ordinary work everyone needed occasionally.

Their appeal to eighteenth-century Bostonians, we can surmise, was based on several cogent characteristics. Whitehill captures the sense of the town in an imagined eighteenth-century walking tour in Boston, 29— Instead, his advertisement made extravagant, self-aggrandizing claims in keeping with eighteenth-century advertising practices in general that underscored his ambition to impress.

The bottom of the market included items slat-back chairs, for example that cost more to ship than they were worth. Weston switchboard power-factor and frequency meters: Sections 5 and 6 of Catalog Nevertheless, such written sources have their limitations, since many aspects of any craft process go unrecorded.

Boston and Its Furnituremakers, 1650

The cyma curve that defines the horse-bone shape was formed by using a turning saw to cut out the profile traced from the pattern and then shaping the surface with hand tools. If Russell is correct, that "Craftsman seems to be a term that encompasses all of the other terms," he is simply reiterating what is a common understanding.The Chipstone American Furniture is the first book in what has become the preeminent scholarly series on American and related furniture available to students of the subject.

American Seating Furniture, An Interpretive Catalogue. It's one of the more important books on American furniture with chapters on connoisseurship. The early baroque style featured greater verticality and delicacy than its seventeenth-century counterparts. Often, it reflected an interest in shimmering optical effects and highly ornamented passages that included elegant turnings, rich carving, inlay, and japanning.

Benno M. American Seating Furniture, An Interpretive. (I found this Donne citation -- please understand that I am not a regular reader of poetry and/or prose of this period -- with a keyword search for "mechanic" in the JSTOR scholarly database American Seating Furniture, --subscription necessary -- and turned up a review of Benno M.

Forman's American Seating Furniture, An. The Hardcover of the American Seating Furniture, An Interpretive Catalogue by Benno M.

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Book Graph ™ Browsery B&N. Documentary Evidence for Furniture Forms and Terminology in Charleston, South Carolina, the Thomas Elfe Account Book (‑) contains the most descriptions and values of bedsteads (Benno Forman, American Seating Furniturep. ). Dr. Crossley wrote this fantastic case study of caned furniture for the East India Company at Home, a research project for University College London.

He has been very kind to an American chair nerd who emails him from time to time. Much obliged for his time spent educating and enlightening a total stranger.