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George Hepplewhite: The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide
George Hepplewhite
Dover Publications, Inc., New York, NY, 1969 reprint of of the 1794 third edition

Very good near new condition.

Paperbound. 8 x 11 inches. 176 Pages, 128 illustrated plates. Virtually nothing is known about the life and work of George Hepplewhite, who died in 1786. The first of the three editions of his book of designs for late-18th century English furniture was published after his death by his widow, Alice, in 1788 and then updated two more times, the last in 1794. The Guide's influence was not really felt in actual furniture production until many years after his death, and he is not known to have actually made any furniture himself. His designs however, are timeless.
ISBN•ASIN: 0486221830
$ 19.50
$ 4.01
Thomas Chippendale: The Gentleman & Cabinet-Maker's Director
Thomas Chippendale
Dover Publications, Inc., New York, NY, 1966 reprint of the 1762 third edition with additions

Paperbound. 9 x 12 inches. Fair condition, binding sound, cover shelf-worn, intact and complete.

Paperbound. 9 x 12 inches. 249 Pages, 200 drawing plates and 19 photographs. Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) is probably the most recognizable name in English and American furniture design. His Director was first published in 1754 as a catalogue of his designs, then updated twice resulting in this 1762 edition. Every conceivable piece of furniture from chairs to fireplace mantles is depicted. This complete and unabridged reproduction of the Director is augmented with 19 photographs of furniture built from his designs, and a biography of the man.
ISBN•ASIN: 0486216012
$ 10.00
$ 4.57
Chippendale and his contemporaries
John Kenworthy-Browne
Orbis Publishing, London, 1975 English language reprint of the 1971 original

Book good condition, dust jacket complete but rough

Hardbound with dust cover. 9 x 12 inches. 64 Pages, 96 color photographs, several reproductions of period drawings. Although Chippendale's name is on the cover, this book chronicles the "Golden Age" of English furniture, 1740-1800. Thomas Chippendale did not design and produce furniture and interiors in isolation, but worked in the time of Robert Adam, William Vile, William and John Linnell, and many others. This is a record of some of their finest work, often photographed in the original settings it was intended for.
ISBN•ASIN: 0856131946
$ 6.00
$ 4.01
Antique Miniature Furniture in Great Britain and America
Jane Toller
G. Bell & Sons Ltd., London, 1966 first edition

Book in very good condition, binding sound.

Hardbound, no dust cover. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. 142 Pages, 57 b/w photographs. Sections include Doll's House Furniture, Second Size Miniatures (popularly known as apprentice pieces or salesman's samples), and Children's Furniture. The descriptions are very nicely written and very informative. A fairly rare little handbook.
$ 15.50
$ 4.01
Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs
Intro by David M. Cathers
Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1979 first edition

Condition like new.

Paperbound. 6.5 x 9.25 inches. 192 Pages, 594 b/w photographs and drawings. An unabridged republication of Catalogue of Craftsman Furniture Made by Gustav Stickley at the Craftsman Workshops, 1910, and The Work of L & J.G. Stickley, Fayetteville, NY circa 1914.
ISBN•ASIN: 0486238385
$ 5.50
$ 4.01
English Furniture from Gothic to Sheraton
Herbert Cescinsky
The Dean-Hicks Co., Michigan, 1929 first edition

Very good to fine condition, binding tight and sound.

Hardbound, no dust cover (was issued originally in slip case). 9.5 x 12.5 inches. 438 Pages, over 900 b/w photographs. Herbert Cescinsky was a prolific early 20th century author on the subject of antiques, and this is probably one of his most thoroughly researched and illustrated books. It reaches from the 11th century to the beginning of the 19th, placing each phase of development in context with the architecture and influences of the time. It is a large and heavy volume, and the furniture illustrated is breathtaking.
$ 47.50
$ 7.37
American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods
Joseph Downs
Bonanza Books, New York, undated (post-1965) reprint of the 1952 original

Book in very good to fine condition, dust cover with shelf wear and triangular tearout on top front.

Hardbound with dust cover. 9 x 12 inches. This large book is organized encyclopedia-style, without page numbers but with illustrations numbered one through 401 instead, and a description for each illustration. It is largely an index to the extensive collections of Winterthur. An especially nice feature is the inclusion of ten room settings photographed in color from the museum, showing the furniture in its total decorative context. The book is introduced with a foreword by Henry du Pont.
ISBN•ASIN: 0517243296
$ 20.00
$ 5.69
The Furniture Doctor
George Grotz
Barrie & Jenkins Ltd, London, 1979 reprint of the 1962 original

Book is like new, dust cover with minor shelf wear.

Hardbound with dust cover. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. 251 pages, approx 100 line drawings. "Practical information for everybody about the care, repair and re-finishing of furniture, with easy-to-follow directions and tricks of the trade which use commonly available materials." Presented with sage advice and good humor, by the Vermont-born dealer/restorer of antiques.
ISBN•ASIN: 025765027X
$ 3.50
$ 4.01
A Directory of Antique Furniture: The Authentic Classification of European and American Designs
F. Lewis Hinckley
Bonanza Books, New York, NY, 1953 first edition

Very good condition. Dustcover wrapped in mylar, but not ex-library copy.

Hardbound with dust cover. 8.5 x 11 inches. 355 Pages, over 1,100 b/w photographs. Context is always important in tracing the origins and influences of antique furniture, and this book is one of the first to explore the subject thoroughly. It begins by detailing the spread of English and French design throughout the known world, country by country, then provides about 280 pages of very nicely illustrated examples and explanations for English, French, Irish, and American furniture. These are more than just case furniture; mirrors, clocks, desks and occasional tables are all included.
ISBN•ASIN: 0517011700
$ 24.50
$ 5.13
English and American Furniture
Herbert Cescinsky and George Leland Hunter
Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., Garden City, NY, 1929 first edition

Very good condition. Dustcover wrapped in mylar, but not ex-library copy. Book near new, dust cover worn but not torn.

Hardbound with dustcover. 7 x 10.25 inches. 311 Pages, over 400 b/w photographs. This is an exhaustive analysis of the design relationship between English and American furniture, and also illustrations of forms unique to both. Much of Mr. Cescinsky's reference material was drawn from the collection of George LeLand Hunter (1867-1927), the prolific American author and collector of decorative arts in the early 20th century. The section on seating furniture alone covers over 60 pages.
$ 30.00
$ 5.13
Sheraton Furniture
Ralph Fastnedge
The Antique Collectors' Club, England, 1983 reprint of the 1962 original

Like new condition.

Hardbound with dust cover. 8.5 x 11 inches. 224 Pages, nearly 100 b/w and four color photographs. Thomas Sheraton's (1751-1806) influence on English and American furniture was enormous, but came from The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book he published in parts between 1791 and 1794. No furniture made by Sheraton himself has ever been verified, but the leading makers of the late 18th and early 19th Centuries embraced his delicate designs. This book supplies much information about those makers and their practices and clients, along with illustrations of the best exampl
ISBN•ASIN: 0907462472
$ 29.50
$ 4.57
Thomas Sheraton: The Cabinetmaker and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book
Thomas Sheraton
Dover Publications, Inc., New York, NY, 1972 reprint incorporating the 1793-1802 originals

Good condition, very minor shelf wear to cover corners, binding beginning to separate from cover.

Paperbound. 8.25 x 11.25 inches. 240 Pages, several hundred drawings of furniture and ornament design. Thomas Sheraton died in 1806 destitute and in obscurity, yet to this day his name is synonymous with the finest of late 18th century English and American furniture. This book, a consolidation of the various editions of his Drawing Book, validates his genius for design. Each drawing/plan is accompanied by his notes on the "proper" and "correct" way for the cabinetmaker to build the piece. It is as valid today as it was two centuries ago.
ISBN•ASIN: 0486222551
$ 22.00
$ 4.57

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