American Antique Furniture: Styles and Origins
Showcases period styles from the 1640s to the mid-nineteenth century. Sumptuously illustrated. Contains the finest examples of the seating, tables, and bedsteads of this period. Each piece is evaluated and placed in historical perspective.
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