American Windsor Furniture: Specialized Forms

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Hudson Hills, 1997 - Antiques & Collectibles - 256 pages
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This is the companion volume to Nancy Goyne Evans's American Windsor Chairs, published in 1996. American Windsor Furniture continues the author's study of American Windsor furniture, which was part of the fabric of American life from well before the birth of the nation until the mid nineteenth century and is now among the most widely collected categories in the decorative arts field. Here are highchairs and other children's furniture; writing-arm chairs, rocking chairs (these took the country by storm in the 1820s), settees and benches, stools, and spinning wheels; such rare forms as commode chairs, seats for invalids, barber chairs, and seating for use in vehicles; even toy miniatures. The material is surveyed by form, then by geographic region and pattern chronology, from Pennsylvania through New York, New England, the South, the Midwest, and Canada. Each form is treated in cultural, economic, and technological context.
 

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NANCY GOYNE EVANS is an independent furniture historian, lecturer, consultant, and former Winterthur Museum staff member. She has been awarded a George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award (Art Libraries Society of North America), the Charles F. Montgomery Prize (Decorative Arts Society), and a Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award (Association of College and Research Libraries of the American Library Association) for American Windsor Chairs (1996) and American Windsor Furniture: Specialized Forms (1997), which were both published in association with Winterthur.

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