New PDF release: American Furniture in the Bybee Collection

By Charles L. Venable

ISBN-10: 0292707746

ISBN-13: 9780292707740

Книга посвящёна классической американской мебели.
A catalogue, released in organization with the Dallas Museum of artwork, of the 82-piece choice of old furnishings lately got via the museum. first-class colour plates and extra diagrams convey the backs and bottoms to illustrate the main points of building. The textual content relates the historical past, value, constitution and , woods used, dimensions, provenance, and exhibitions and guides for every piece.

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The crest rails have been off and re-pinned. Both slip seat frames are replacement s. At one point in their history, these chairs were upholstered over the rails, as evidenced by the presence of nail holes along the underside of the seat rails and below the shoes. Losses to the front and left knee brackets of this example have been replaced. The corner blocks bracing the seat frame appear to be original. Its mate has replaced corner blocks. INSCRIPTIONS: This chair is incised " II" on the inside of the front seat rail.

EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS: Fairbanks 1968, 77 ; MFA, H 1981; Antiques 129 :5 (May 1986): 956. Cat. i ia 1. For English versions. see Kirk 1972. 97. and Price 1977. fig. 2. The Price example is almost identical to the group traditionally associated with Newport. For citations of other English prototypes. see lobe and Kaye 1984. no. 99. n. 5. 2. For New York examples. see Downs 1952. no. 106; Kirk 1972. no. 126; Fales 1976. 47; Fairbanks and Bates 1981. 94; Heckscher 1985. nos. 21-22 . For examples believed to be from New England.

123: Lyon 1924, 74: Kane 1976, no. 9: Kirk 1967, nos. : Page 1969, 14-15. 3· Whitehill 1974, 40-4 7. 1. 2. LATE SEVENTEENTH- and early eighteenth-century Boston was not a profitable place for clockmakers. Before 1700, the town does not seem to have had a professional clockmaker. Blackand gunsmiths kept the town's timepieces in order. ' of the eleven clock- and watchmakers known to have worked in Boston between 1700 and 1750, most appear to have had difficulty supporting themselves. ' The estates of six of these artisans were never probated, suggesting that they died with small estates or left Boston.

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