Mennonite Furniture: The Ontario Tradition in York County

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James Lorimer & Company, Jan 1, 1977 - Crafts & Hobbies - 96 pages
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The art, architecture and furniture of Ontario's Mennonite settlers reflected the deep convictions of these law-abiding, profoundly religious and pacifist people.

Among the earliest settlers of Ontario's Niagara and York County regions, Mennonites brought to Canada a long rural tradition of building, furniture making and folk art. These ideas inspired the houses and farms they built and the production of a great variety of furniture, and informed the emergence of a style rooted in Germany and Pennsylvania, but clearly modified by the Ontario experience.

Mennonite Furniture is a well-illustrated examination of an unmistakeable nineteenth century Ontario style of domestic construction and ornament.
 

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Contents

Foreword
5
The Journey to Upper Canada
27
The Furniture and Its Makers
41
The Homes and Meeting Houses
73
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LYNDA NYKOR is a free-lance journalist who lives in Thornhill, Ontario.

PATRICIA MUSSON is professor at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario.

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