The Furniture of Our Forefathers

The Furniture of Our Forefathers

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... lower back and the sculptured panel is of approximately the same date as the bedstead or a little earlier. There is a good mantel clock in the room, a piece when of this merit and of this style, rarer than even the tall clocks built for stairway or kitchen. R. Sturgis. Mahogany Case Of Drawers.. Facing 384 Mahogany Card Table... Facing 384 This is a solid and handsome table. It will be noticed that it has five legs, one of which pulls out to support the flap. This is evidently not a very unusual feature since an identi-cal specimen appears on page 309. E. S. Chair Used By John Adams....?8r / w/ w This is said to have been used by John Adams and is, therefore, Interesting as showing how long the old fashions survived in some of the New England homes. The model, of course, belongs to the seventeenth century and has already been fully discussed. Mr. Adams was a pronounced enemy to fashion and luxury. . S. Harpsichord..... Facing 385 harpsichord or spinet. It is urged elsewhere that great opportunities seemed offered the designer of such pieces, those opportunities being all lost when the much more ponderous piano came in with its generally four-square case and heavy legs. It is still the ideal way of designing a piano to treat its box--that which contains the heavy string-board and which a opened up by the key-board--to treat that by itself and to set it upon a supporting frame of corresponding design indeed, but not lost in the one general conception. It makes a practised designer envious to see what opportunities for making a pretty and delicate piece of furniture were held by the makers of the eighteenth century clavichords. R. Sturgis. Six-legged High Case Of Drawers. Facing 390 A tall-boy of design not unlike that shown in more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866797
  • 9781236866790