American Cornucopia: Treasures of the Winterthur Library

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Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Jan 1, 1990 - Antiques & Collectibles - 115 pages
This handsome volume presents highlights of the Winterthur Library collection in eighteen different areas related to the material culture of early America. Written by respected staff members in their areas of expertise, chapter essays cover topics such as architecture, ornament, interiors, furniture, ceramics and glass, metals, gardens, art and artists, cookbooks and manuals of domestic economy, the Shakers, advertising, childhood, courtesy and etiquette, pleasure and company, technology, textiles and needlework, and travel. With sixteen color plates and sixty-two black and white illustrations. Includes a list of holdings cited.

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Contents

Foreword
25
Furniture
41
Textiles and Needlework
57
Copyright

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