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Neo-Classical Furniture Designs: A Reprint of Thomas King's "Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified," 1829

by Thomas King Dover Publications (January 16, 2013)

Influential guide displays over 300 Grecian designs: fire screens, sofas, couches, chairs, footstools, commodes, sideboards, washstands, bedsteads,and many other items.


Shaker Furniture

by Edward D. and Faith Andrews Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Definitive work. 48 plates show tables, chairs, benches, room, arrangements, interior decor of American sect.


The Modern Chair: Classic Designs by Thonet, Breuer, Le Corbusier, Eames and Others

by Clement Meadmore Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

A noted furniture designer discusses functional and aesthetic elements of more than 40 "classic" modern chairs. Profusely illustrated with photographs and explanatory drawings.


Illustrated Mission Furniture Catalog, 1912-13

by Come-Packt Furniture Co. Dover Publications (February 03, 2014)

Reprint of actual home furnishings catalog from the height of the popularity of Mission design, illustrating and describing 400 items, many designed to be shipped knocked-down for reassembly at home.


Making Antique Furniture Reproductions: Instructions and Measured Drawings for 40 Classic Projects

by Franklin H. Gottshall Dover Publications (November 15, 2012)

Superb, step-by-step guide enables even beginners to build heirloom pieces by Hepplewhite, Chippendale, Phyfe, other masters. Detailed, precise construction drawings, measurements. Full instructions. Over 500...


Early L. & J. G. Stickley Furniture: From Onondaga Shops to Handcraft

by L. & J. G. Stickley Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

A reprint of two rare catalogs (circa 1908–1910) of furniture makers — brothers of Gustav Stickley — who played a key role in the Arts & Crafts movement. Over 200 illustrations.


Windsor Chairs

by Wallace Nutting Dover Publications (October 12, 2012)

100 different types of Windsor chairs and other furniture. Full-page photos of side chairs, armchairs, comb-backs, writing-arm chairs, babies' high-backs and low chairs, settees, love seats, stools, and tables....


Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs

by Gustav Stickley & L. & J. G. Stickley Dover Publications (May 25, 2012)

Collection of 594 illustrations, including 277 photos, of authentic, prized Craftsman furniture as shown in two catalogs — circa 1910 — by foremost manufacturers. Numerous settles, rockers, armchairs, bookcases,...


Making Authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Furniture: With Measured Drawings

by John G. Shea Dover Publications (November 29, 2012)

Richly illustrated guide to Pennsylvania Dutch culture and craftsmanship, including measured drawings for building 50 representative pieces: chairs, tables, desks, many more. 250 illustrations. Bibliography....


Making Furniture Masterpieces: 30 Projects with Measured Drawings

by Franklin H. Gottshall Dover Publications (May 31, 2012)

Step-by-step instructions, illustrations for constructing handsome, useful pieces, among them a Sheraton desk, Chippendale chair, Spanish desk, Queen Anne table, and a William and Mary dressing mirror.


Classic Wicker Furniture

by Heywood Brothers Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Complete reproduction of rare 1897 premiere issue of most famous wicker company catalog; probably finest primary source. Includes rocking chairs, armchairs, divans, tables, cabinets, etc. Over 400 illustrations....


The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide

by George Hepplewhite Dover Publications (April 11, 2013)

Magnificent reproduction of 1788 folio of Hepplewhite furnishings. Classic, highly valued work depicts chairs, stools, sofas, sideboards, beds, pedestals, desks, bookcases, tables, chests of drawers, wardrobes,...


Thomas Sheraton's Classical Revival Furniture Designs

by Thomas Sheraton Dover Publications (March 05, 2013)

Elegant 18th-century style book that was immediately successful in England, Russia, America, and British India. Complete coverage of Sheraton's most important designs: clock cases, commodes, drawing tables,...


The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director

by Thomas Chippendale Dover Publications (May 22, 2012)

Full reprint of 1762 style book with 200 plates plus 24 photos.


Making Authentic Shaker Furniture: With Measured Drawings of Museum Classics

by John G. Shea Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Over 250 photographs and measured drawings for over 80 classic Shaker designs: cradle, dry sink, trestle table, lap desk, rocking chair, many more. 262 halftones. 140 black-and-white line illustrations.


The 1912 and 1915 Gustav Stickley Craftsman Furniture Catalogs

by Gustav Stickley Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

With over 200 detailed illustrations and descriptions, these two catalogs are essential reading and reference materials and identification guides for Stickley furniture. Captions cite materials, dimensions,...


The Furniture Bible

by Jen Renzi, Christophe Pourny & Martha Stewart Artisan (November 04, 2014)

Christophe Pourny learned the art of furniture restoration in his father’s atelier in the South of France. In this, his first book, he teaches readers everything they need to know about the provenance and...


Antiques on the Cheap

by James W. McKenzie Storey Publishing, LLC (July 06, 2012)

Get the inside scoop on every aspect of antiquing - buying, cleaning, repairing, embellishing, refinishing, restoring, and selling. You'll find expert advice for getting great deals at auctions, flea markets,...


Chinese Furniture: A Guide to Collecting Antiques

by Karen Mazurkewich & A. Chester Ong Tuttle Publishing (July 03, 2012)

The international market for antique Chinese furniture is booming, and masterpieces from the Ming and Qing dynasties are now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Chinese Furniture is a survey of these collectibles—from...


American Furniture

by Oscar P. Fitzgerald Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 22, 2017)

Drawing on the latest scholarship, this comprehensive, lavishly illustrated survey tells the story of the evolution of American furniture from the 17th century to the present. Not viewed in isolation, furniture...


The House in Good Taste

by Elsie de Wolfe Dover Publications (October 23, 2017)

"Good taste can be developed in anyone, just as surely as good manners are possible to anyone. And good taste is as necessary as good manners," declared Elsie de Wolfe, the "first lady" of American interior...


Masterpieces of Furniture in Photographs and Measured Drawings

by Verna Cook Salomonsky Dover Publications (November 24, 2015)

This well-known reference work has been consulted by generations of collectors, curators, dealers, historians, and craftsmen, and it remains in use decades after its initial publication. Photographs and measured...


Chinese Domestic Furniture in Photographs and Measured Drawings

by Gustav Ecke Dover Publications (July 24, 2013)

Westerners have long admired Chinese furniture for its durability, inner strength, quiet restraint, and simple dignity. Especially attractive to the educated eye are its purity of line, devotion to detail, and...


The Furniture of John Shearer, 1790-1820

by Elizabeth A. Davison AltaMira Press (January 16, 2011)

This book is a full-color catalogue raisonne interprets the distinctive furniture made by John Shearer, one of the most accomplished and intriguing furniture makers during the post-Revolutionary period. Shearer...


Antique Furniture (Collins Gem)

by Collins Collins (January 31, 2017)

Collins Gem Antique Furniture is a guide to take with you to auctions or car boot sales for it provides a visual guide to identifying the age and style of furniture, combined with advice on caring, buying, and...


Celebrating Canada

by Peter E. Baker & John A. Fleming Dundurn (June 03, 2017)

A visual journey showcasing how history can make a house a home.

Inspired by the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation — the same year recognizing 375 years of settlement in Montreal — Quebec author...


Things Japanese: Everyday Objects of Exceptional Beauty and Significance

by Nicholas Bornoff & Michael Freeman Periplus Editions (March 25, 2014)

Traditional Japanese design imbues objects with a sense of history and artistry that easily reaches across cultural boundaries. In Things Japanese: Everyday Objects of Extraordinary Beauty and Significance,...


Peranakan Chinese Porcelain: Vibrant Festive Ware of the Straits Chinese

by Kee Ming-Yuet & Lim Hock Seng Tuttle Publishing (May 29, 2012)

With over 800 unique photographs, this Chinese arts book is a feast for the eyes.

Produced exclusively for wealthy Chinese communities along the Strait of Malacca in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Peranakan...


The Ornamented Chair: Its Developent in America (1700¿1890)

by Zilla Rider Lea Tuttle Publishing (June 15, 1960)

Discriminating decorators and collectors, no less than dealers and researchers in antiques, have long felt the need of a comprehensive study of the ornamented chair and its development in America. This book...


The Peranakan Chinese Home: Art and Culture in Daily Life

by Ronald G. Knapp & A. Chester Ong Tuttle Publishing (March 10, 2013)

This Asian art and design book focuses on the unique material culture of Southeast Asia's Peranakan people.

The "Peranakan" or native-born Chinese of Southeast Asia are descendants of early Chinese migrants and...


Things Chinese: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

by Ronald G. Knapp & Michael Freeman Tuttle Publishing (July 03, 2012)

China's renowned art objects, furnishings, and handicrafts have long been sought by collectors and inspired designers. Through 60 emblematically Chinese antiques and items, Things Chinese opens up the world...


The Ornamented Tray: Two Centuries of Ornamented Trays (1720-1920)

by W.D. John & Zilla Rider Goodloe Tuttle Publishing (June 10, 1971)

This authoritative and definitive work contains the first formal history of antique trays every published. Each of its six chapters is written by a different authority. They discuss:

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The "Chippendale"...


SOUTHERN LIVING Best Southern Homes: 250 Ideas to Design Your Dream Home

by The Editors of Southern Living Liberty Street (August 01, 2016)

In celebration of Southern Living's 50th anniversary, this keepsake issue is full of decorating and design ideas for creating timeless Southern homes. We take readers on a tour of our all-time best Idea Houses,...


Church Misericords and Bench Ends

by Richard Hayman Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2011)

With the increasing disappearance of stained glass in medieval churches, the surviving wood carvings on church misericords and bench ends are extremely important in providing an insight into the medieval mind....