Provides detailed instructions for regluing and refitting chair joints, repairing or patching damaged furniture surfaces, refinishing tables and chairs, replacing woven seats, and reupholstering couches and chairs
Prepared by The War Department as a guide to the repair of furniture used in Army offices, clubs, messes, quarters and hospitals, this book provides detailed coverage of the construction of the more common pieces of furniture, and describes tools and techniques used in furniture repair. Book jacket.
Covering the period from the publication of Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Makers' Director (1754) to the Great Exhibition (1851), this book analyses the relationships between producer retailers and consumers of furniture and interior design, and explores what effect dialogues surrounding these transactions had on the standardisation of furniture production during this period. This was an era, before mass production, when domestic furniture was made both to order and from standard patterns and negotiations between producers and consumers formed a crucial part of the design and production process. This study narrows in on three main areas of this process: the role of pattern books and their readers; the construction of taste and style through negotiation; and daily interactions through showrooms and other services, to reveal the complexities of English material culture in a period of industrialisation.
Most homes in the past were not elite, wealthy interiors complete with high fashion furnishings, designed by well-known architects and designers, as many domestic histories often seem to have assumed. As this book makes clear, there were in fact an enormous variety of house interiors in England during the period 1750–1850, reflecting the location, status and gender of particular householders, as well as their changing attitudes, tastes and aspirations. By focusing on non-metropolitan homes, which represented the majority of households in England, this study highlights the need for historians to look beyond prevailing attitudes that often reduce interiors to generic descriptions based on high fashions of the decorative arts. Instead it shows how numerous social and cultural influences affected the manner in which homes were furnished and decorated. Issues such as the availability of goods, gender, regional taste, income, the second-hand market, changing notions of privacy and household hierarchies and print culture, could all have a significant impact on domestic furnishing. The study ends with a discussion of how domestic interiors of historic properties have been presented and displayed in modern times, highlighting how competing notions of the past can cloud as well as illuminate the issue. Combining cultural history and qualitative analysis of evidence, this book presents a new way of looking at 'ordinary' and 'provincial' homes that enriches our understanding of English domestic life of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
It started with a prayer and was answered at the crooked tree. It is a journey of approximately eight years, as the Holy Spirit placed this poetry in the heart of a man who prayed a simple prayer and asked, "Why is life so hard?" These poems show us God's love, provision and his promises for all mankind. They speak about issues we all face in life and there are many scripture references which proclaim God's thoughts and purpose for every one. Craig Kiehl was raised in Oxford CT. and has been a machinist for thirty-five years. He is married, with three children and twin granddaughters. He moved his family to Gordonsville, TN in 1999 and in the year of 2000 started writing poetry. He is a Graduate of Gateway of Hope Bible Leadership and Ministry School. A member of Love's Way Community Church, a volunteer worker and counselor at Joseph's Storehouse Food Ministry, both located in Lebanon, TN.