The Dunlap Cabinetmakers

A Tradition in Craftmanship

Author: Philip Zea

Publisher: Stackpole Books


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 210

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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

The Dunlaps & Their Furniture

Author: Charles Sumner Parsons

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press


Category: Cabinetmakers

Page: 310

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Category: Antiques


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The Materials of Exchange between Britain and North East America, 1750-1900

Author: Daniel Maudlin

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 242

View: 619

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

Encyclopedia of American Folk Art

Author: Gerard C. Wertkin

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Art

Page: 704

View: 446

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.

American Cabinetmakers

Marked American Furniture, 1640-1940

Author: William C. Ketchum (Jr.)

Publisher: Crown


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 404

View: 422

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.

Scottish Cabinetmakers in Federal New York

Author: Mary Ann Apicella



Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 183

View: 910

The first full-length study of the Scottish community of craftsman in Federal New York

Art of the State

New Hampshire

Author: Patricia Harris

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated


Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 414

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.

Rural New England Furniture

People, Place, and Production

Author: Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife. Meeting

Publisher: Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife


Category: Furniture

Page: 256

View: 798

Warman's Country Antiques & Collectibles

Author: Dana Gehman Morykan

Publisher: Warman Publishing Company


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 336

View: 285

Provides price information for buyers of nineteenth-century and later American country furniture, household goods, and other items

Mr. Antiques' Basic Book of Antiques

Author: George Michael

Publisher: Wallace-Homestead Book Company


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 350

View: 885

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.

American Furniture 1997

Author: Luke Beckerdite



Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 407

View: 843

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.

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Category: American literature


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