Boston Furniture of the Eighteenth Century by Walter Muir Whitehill

By Walter Muir Whitehill

Бостонская мебель восемнадцатого века.

Show description

Read Online or Download Boston Furniture of the Eighteenth Century PDF

Best arts & photography books

The Golden Game: Alchemical Engravings of the Seventeenth Century

This e-book is a real treasure when you are operating with alchemical logos. convinced, there usually are not many reasons of the logos, yet on the other hand the aim of operating with the alchemical trademarks is to stimulate the emergence of the knowledge coming from one's deeper knowledge, that is facilitated by means of considering and meditating upon the trademarks.

Impressionism

"Ipaint what I see and never what it pleases others to determine. " What different phrases than those of Édouard Manet, doubtless so various from the emotions of Monet or Renoir, may top outline the flow of Impressionism? indubitably this singularity was once defined whilst, almost immediately sooner than his demise, Claude Monet wrote: "I stay sorry to were the reason for the identify given to a gaggle the vast majority of which failed to have whatever Impressionist.

Faberge - Imperial Eggs and Other Fantasies

Fabergé egg is one in every of a constrained variety of jeweled eggs created via Peter Carl Fabergé and his corporation from 1885 to 1917. the main well-known of the eggs are those made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter presents for his or her better halves and moms, known as the Imperial Fabergé eggs.

The Wrightsman Collection. Vols. 3 and 4, Furniture, Snuffboxes, Silver, Bookbindings, Porcelain

Quantity IIIPrefaceFurniture and Gilt Bronze, persevered from quantity IIMenuiserieBoiserieÉbénisterieGilt BronzeGold BoxesVolume IVPrefaceMeissen PorcelainIntroductionBird SculpturesOrnamentsTablewareSévres and different French Porcelain

Additional resources for Boston Furniture of the Eighteenth Century

Example text

Chairs with similar round seats were sold by Samuel Grant ill 1729. 42 Boston Furniture of the Eighteenth Century Furniture in the Queen Anne style was introduced during the late 1720S. "62 Such a chair was probably related in form to an example attributed to New York (fig. 30). The round seat reflected an increasing emphasis on the curved line, a chiefcharacteristic of the new style. "65 These chairs presumably had cabriole legs, pad feet, and slip seats. It seems likely that they also had straight stiles, curved crest rails, and vase-shaped splats or banisters, as they were often called.

TABLE. Eastern Massachusetts, c. 1730-1760. Maple and white pine; H. 25 1/2 inches, w. 31 inches (open), D. 31% inches. 35 The reference to pillared drawers describes the narrow document drawers with applied pilasters, seen on many Boston eighteenth-century desks (fig. 15). Holmes's workmen constructed 16 desks and bookcases and 16 chests of drawers. To decorate these large pieces of furniture, they often applied carved or inlaid shells. In 1733 William Randle was paid for gilding two carved shells,probably for a high chest (fig.

Walnut and white pine; H. 86 1/ 8 inches, w. 43% inches, D. 23 1/ 8 inches. ) This chest is decorated with inlaid shells, probably similar to those set ill by Richard Woodward. The Boston Furniture Industry 1720-1740 23 Johnson, made a tea chest and frame, a tankard board, and a double chest of drawers. None of Holmes's craftsmen working outside the city produced similar one-of-a-kind items. These workmen charged Holmes for the amount oflabor involved in making or assisting on a piece of furniture.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.86 of 5 – based on 48 votes