The Dunlaps of New Hampshire began making fine furniture in the mid-1700s. Their distinctive tables, chests, chairs, and clockcases have their origins in the traditions that the Scots-Irish brought to the New World. Most Dunlap works are now in museums where they are studied by scholars, but thanks to the book's detailed scaled drawings and Donald Dunlap's construction notes, woodworkers can undertake the challenging proportions and ornament practiced by the Dunlaps. The 14 projects range from a simple knife box to an intricate tall clock and include a one-drawer stand, tea table, and desk. knife box one-drawer stand card table candle stand folding stand side chair chest-on-frame chest of drawers dressing table tea table flat-top high chest of drawers high chest of drawers with gallery desk tall clock About the Author: Donald Dunlap practices his craft in Antrim, New Hampshire. Philip Zea is president of Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, Massachusetts. He is currently on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Chipstone Foundation publication American Furniture. He lives in Norwich, Vermont. John Nelson, author of 60 books, lives in Dublin, New Hampshire. His most recent woodworking book is The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking: 150 Easy Projects (1-57990-600-1). 92 b/w photos & 87 drawings
Taking a multidisciplinary approach to the complex cultural exchanges that took place between Britain and America from 1750 to 1900, The Materials of Exchange examines material, visual, and print culture alongside literature within a transatlantic context. The contributors trace the evolution of Anglo-American culture from its origins as a product of the British North Atlantic Empire through to its persistence in the post-Independence world of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. While transatlanticism is a well-established field in history and literary studies, this volume recognizes the wider diversity and interactions of transatlantic cultural production across material and visual cultures as well as literature. As such, while encompassing a range of fields and approaches within the humanities, the ten chapters are all concerned with understanding and interpreting the same Anglo-American culture within the same social contexts. The chapters integrate the literary with the material, offering alternative and provocative perspectives on topics ranging from the child-made book to representations of domestic slaves in literature, by way of history painting, travel writing, architecture and political plays. By focusing on cultural exchanges between Britain and the north-eastern maritime United States over nearly two centuries, the collection offers an in-depth study of Britain’s relationship with a single region of North America over an extended historic period. Contributors have resisted the temptation to prioritize the relationship between New England and England in particular by placing this association within the contexts of Atlantic exchanges with other northeastern states as well as with the South, the Caribbean and Scotland. Intended for researchers in literature, visual and material culture, this collection challenges single-subject boundaries by redefining transatlantic studies as the collective examination of the complex and interrelated cultural t
For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of American Folk Art web site. This is the first comprehensive, scholarly study of a most fascinating aspect of American history and culture. Generously illustrated with both black and white and full-color photos, this A-Z encyclopedia covers every aspect of American folk art, encompassing not only painting, but also sculpture, basketry, ceramics, quilts, furniture, toys, beadwork, and more, including both famous and lesser-known genres. Containing more than 600 articles, this unique reference considers individual artists, schools, artistic, ethnic, and religious traditions, and heroes who have inspired folk art. An incomparable resource for general readers, students, and specialists, it will become essential for anyone researching American art, culture, and social history.
The first book to catalog and illustrate American furniture that bears the signature, label, brand, impression, or ink stamp of its maker. An essential reference for all serious collectors, antiques dealers, auctioneers, and researchers. Iillustrations.
This illustrated tribute to the tradition-rich Granite State explores its history, politics, stunning scenery, and tourist draws, from the soaring White Mountains to the famed MacDowell and Cornish colonies. 134 illustrations, 115 in color.
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The who, what, where, and how much of antiques and collectibles - everything needed to get started - is presented in this introduction to collecting. With nearly 60 years of experience in buying and selling, appraising, and lecturing on the topic, author George Michael has rightfully earned the title of Mr. Antiques. He again shares his half-century of experience in one handy and easy to use volume. Furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork, and more are covered in this definitive book - written especially for the novice. The comprehensive chapters include historical information, manufacturing techniques, collecting guidelines, glossaries, and samplings of prices to round out the category. A longtime PBS personality, Mr. Antiques takes collectors into his world with such ease and comfort that they will not feel like beginners for long.
The articles in this volume were presented at "A Region of Regions: Cultural Diversity and the Furniture Trade in the Early South" -- a symposium co-sponsored by the Chipstone Foundation and the Williamsburg Institute in November 1997.