Bed Hangings: A Treatise on Fabrics and Styles in the Curtaining of Beds, 1650-1850

Front Cover
Abbott Lowell Cummings, Nina Fletcher Little
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1994 - Antiques & Collectibles - 60 pages
A classic work on early American examples of this domestic art is once again available with a new introduction & updated bibliography.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Pictorial Sources by Nina Fletcher Little
Technical Notes
Bibliography 59

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1994)

Abbott Lowell Cummings was Executive Director of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities and a member of the faculty at Antioch College, Boston University, and Yale University.

NINA FLETCHER LITTLE spent over sixty years collecting and writing about New England antiques until her death in 1993. Her "special contribution was to bridge the worlds of American antiques and folk art, bringing the antiquarian's passion for the past to the study of folk art. She combined a keen appreciation of the aesthetic qualities of an object with a determination to discover everything possible about the historical and social context in which it was created -- who made it, when and where, how it was used and by whom. For her there was no contest between object and context: she honored both." -- Folk Art SPNEA has also reissued her books Neat and Tidy: Boxes and Their Contents Used in Early American Households and Country Arts in Early American Homes

Bibliographic information