Hickory Furniture

Hickory Furniture

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Hickory Furniture features fascinating history, contemporary finds, and more than 100 photographs of unique hickory furniture. Ralph Kylloe, the leading author on rustic design and furnishings, explores the history of hickory through illustrated vintage catalogs, museum and private collections, plus exquisite photography. With the growing interest on regional rustic furnishings, rustic art, and the natural rustic lifestyle, Kylloe has captured the significance of rustic furniture as an art form and the contribution that rustic artists make to the American artisan community. Although factory-made, hickory furniture is great folk art. It has withstood the test of time-it is honest, beautiful, functional, and built to last for ages. Learn about hickory furniture, revisit the history and on-going evolution of the rustic movement, and see hickory furniture for what it truly is-folk art at its finest. Hickory Furniture covers: A history of hickory furniture and the rustic artistry movement How to spot authentic hickory furniture and avoid fakes Companies making hickory furniture today including The Old Hickory Furniture Company in Shelbyville, Indiana Information for collectors and antique enthusiasts Where to see the furniture: Old Faithful Inn, Grove Park Inn, and more.show more

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  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 221 x 256.5 x 25.4mm | 929.88g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • 125 colour photos
  • 1586858092
  • 9781586858094
  • 2,433,304

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Hickory Furniture From the early decades of the twentieth century, our romance with hickory furniture has been perpetuated by our visits to national parks and grand old inns-Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park; Grand Canyon Lodge; Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina, for instance. Here we relax on hickory settees in spacious great rooms, rock in hickory chairs on porches, and eat in restaurants filled with hickory dining sets. In Hickory Furniture, rustic furniture and design expert Ralph Kylloe explores the foundations of the hickory furniture industry in Indiana. Concise histories of the major companies, including Old Hickory Chair Company, Rustic Hickory Furniture Company, Indiana Hickory, Columbus Hickory and others describe how manufacturing flourished in response to popular demand. Although factory-made, hickory furniture is great folk art. It is honest, beautiful, functional, and built to last for ages. More than 100 photographs of unique pieces of hickory furniture showcase the finest examples of historic pieces and contemporary finds. With the growing interest in regional rustic furnishings, rustic art, and the natural rustic lifestyle, Kylloe has captured the significance of rustic furniture as an art form and the contribution that rustic artists make to the artisan community.show more

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