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1 Banfield, Edwin Barometers. Stick or Cistern Tube
Trowbridge, UK Baros Books 1996 no Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Brown paper covered boards in unclipped jacket. 246 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A history of cistern or stick, angle, marine, station, Fitzroy and Two Liquid barometers, tracing their development, evolution and innovations in design, as well as providing a guide to dating and handling barometers. VERY GOOD condition. Some bumping and wrinkling along the jacket edges. Small area of discoloration to the rear panel, perhaps done during the printing process. Minor toning and edgewear to the book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Bell, Munro (arranger); Hayden, Arthur; Stow, Charles Messer. The Furniture Designs of Chippendale, Hepplewhite and Sheraton
New York Tudor Publishing Company 1940 no Cloth Very Good No Jacket 
Beige decorative cloth. No jacket. Pagination varies. Many black and white illustrations throughout. A three part work containing critical essays on Thomas Chippendale, George Hepplewhite and Thomas Sheraton, as well as reprints of their design books. This includes 'The Gentleman and the Cabinet-maker's Director,' by Chippendale; 'The Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Guide,' by George Hepplewhite; and 'The Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book,' and 'Designs for Household Furniture,' both by Sheraton. VERY GOOD condition. Minor darkening to the extremities and spine. Light edgewear. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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3 Bishop, Robert. American Folk Sculpture
New York E.P. Dutton 1974 no First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 
Stated first edition. Blue cloth in unclipped jacket. Folio. 392 pp. Black and white and color photos throughout. A survey and history of American folk sculpture, examining the importance and cultural significance of this art, as well as the purposes behind the pieces, notable artists, etc. With chapters on gravestones, signs, metal and wooden weathervanes, scrimshaw, Pennsylvania whittlers, decoys, carousel sculpture, the circus, cigar store Indians, Southwestern religious sculpture, whirligigs, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Minor scuffing, fading and soiling to the jacket, with a few small tears along the extremities. Light fading and edgewear to the book. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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4 Buhler, Kathryn C. Massachusetts Silver in the Frank L. and Louise C. Harrington Collection
Worcester. MA Barre Publishers 1965 no First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Ex-Library Signed by Author
Grayish blue paper covered boards. First edition, one of 300 copies. SIGNED by the author on the title page. 121 pages. With black and white photos throughout. A catalog of the silver collection of Frank and Louise Harrington, examining the growth of silver collecting in America in the early 1900s to the present, and providing biographical and technical information on the silversmiths in Massachusetts in the collection. Pieces in the collection are described, with many photos accompanying the descriptions. GOOD condition, EX-MUSEUM LIBRARY with pocket, pastedown label and spine label present, as well as a few stamps and call numbers, in pencil, on the copyright page. Minor darkening along the extremities of the book. Minor soiling. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Buhler, Kathryn C.; Hood, Graham. American Silver. Garvan and Other Collections in the Yale University Art Gallery. Volume One: New England. Volume Two: Middle Colonies and the South.
New Haven Yale University Press 1970 no First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
Greenish-gray cloth, no jackets. Houses in a black slipcase. 344, 300 pages, including index. With black and white photos throughout. A catalog of the silver items in the Yale University Art Gallery, arranged by state, and then divided into makers. Text provides a description of the item, maker's mark, and provenance. "Unmatched for its wealth of documented New England plate." (Ames and Ward p. 148) . Both volumes in GOOD+ condition, EX-MUSEUM LIBRARY, with the usual markings: bookplate, and pocket on the interior covers. Library stamp on the inside front cover. Call numbers in the gutter of the copyright page. Call number sticker on the spine of the slipcase. Minor darkening to the cloth along the spine. A hint of soiling. Interior clean and solid. The slipcase is rather scuffed, with some soiling and general fading. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 Bulkeley, Houghton Contributions to Connecticut Cabinet Making
Bloomfield, CT The Connecticut Historical Society 1967 no Hard Cover Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
Paper covered boards. 97 pages including index. With black and white photos throughout. A collection of articles, originally published in The Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin, on various aspects of cabinet making in Connecticut, including notable makers and their contributions to the trade. These include Aaron Roberts, John Wells, George Belden and others. GOOD condition, EX-MUSEUM LIBRARY with the usual markings: bookplate, card pocket and spine label. Spine and extremities somewhat faded. Interior solid, with a few underlines and notations in pencil, presumed from the previous owner, Dean Fales (who gifted this to the museum). Fales authored several books on American furniture. (Ames and Ward p 88). 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Carol C. Mattusch, Kenneth Lapatin Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture Around the Bay of Naples
New York Thames & Hudson 2008 0500514364 / 9780500514368 Cloth Very Good Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
365 pp. Color photos and illustrations throughout. A catalog to an exhibition of decorative arts and other art related items from the Roman villas around the Bay of Naples, a popular vacation area for ancient Romans. With a lengthy essay discussing the culture of the area as influenced by the leisure setting of the area, as well as a detailed look at the art and decorative arts. Includes a descriptive catalog of the items in the exhibition. VERY GOOD+ condition. Light fading and rubbing to the jacket and book. Owner's initials on the half title. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Carvalho, Pedro Moura Luxury for Export. Artistic Exchange Between India and Portugal Around 1600
Pittsburgh, PA Gutenberg Periscope Publishing 2008 1934772968 / 9781934772966 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Illustrated paper covered boards with orange cloth binding. 77 pp. Color photos throughout. A book written to accompany a 2008 exhibition examining the trade between India and Portugal in the 17th century, documenting furniture and other pieces of decorative arts and the art and meaning behind the pieces, as well as the influence of each culture on the other. VERY GOOD+ condition. Minor fading and edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Chaffers, Wm Marks and Monograms on European and Oriental Pottery and Porcelain. 14th Revised Edition
Los Angeles Borden Publishing Company 1946 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Blue cloth. No jacket. 1095 pp. Black and white illustrations throughout. The 14th revised edition of this exhaustive reference works on makers' marks and monograms from both European and Asian countries. This includes short histories on the regional potteries, factories and makers, arranged geographically. GOOD+ condition. General fading, heavier to the spine. Minor mottling to the cloth along the spine. Minor rubbing and edgewear. Some foxing to the page edges. Paper a bit toned. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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10 Clunie, Margaret Burke Salem Federal Furniture
No Place Published By the Author 1976 no Soft Cover Good Ex-Library 
313 pages, in cardboard wraps. Typescript. Illustrated. This is a thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Delaware in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Early American Culture, providing a comprehensive analysis of Salem federal furniture from 1790-1820. GOOD condition, ex-museum library (Strawbery Banke.) With the usual library markings: spine label, bookplate, stamps and card pocket. Minor soiling, creasing and edgewear. Title page loosening. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Collard, Elizabeth Potters View of Canada: Canadian Scenes on Nineteenth Century Earthenware
Kingston and Montreal McGill Queen's University Press 1983 0773504214 / 9780773504219 First Edition Cloth Good Good Ex-Library 
194 pages including index. With black and white photos throughout. A history and examination of potter's views on Canadian pottery, beginning from the start of the 19th century to the end of Queen Victoria's reign and focusing on items made for the dinner table and washstands. The author charts the evolution of the work, as well as tracing the sources of many of the scenes. GOOD condition, ex-museum library. Pocket, pastedown, spine label and minor stamping present. Minor fading, scuffing, soiling and edgewear to the jacket. Minor wear to the book. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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12 Cullity, Brian (Curator). Plain and Fancy. New England Painted Furniture
Sandwich, MA Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, Publisher 1987 no Wraps Good 
Color photo illustrated wraps. Small folio. Unpaginated, perhaps 50-70 pp. Black and white photos throughout, with a few in color. A catalog to a 1987 exhibition of painted furniture from New England. Includes a short history of the form, its origins and evolution, a short section on the various noted decorators and an annotated catalog featuring photos of pieces with descriptions. GOOD+ condition. Minor toning. Some creasing at the corners. Small stain at the lower fore edge corner. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Currier, Ernest M. Marks of Early American Silversmiths. With notes on silver, spoon types and list of New York City Silversmiths 1815-1841.
Harrison, NY Robert Alan Green, Publisher 1970 no Cloth Good Fair 
One of 1000 copies of this reprint edition. Blue cloth in dust jacket. Quarto. 179 pp. A guide to marks of American silversmiths, reproducing marks and containing brief information on the silversmiths/businesses associated with the marks. Spanning from colonial times to the 19th century. FAIR jacket on a GOOD+ book. Heavy offsetting, darkening and large areas of faint staining to the jacket, with some soiling. Many small chips, tears and associated creases along the extremities. Upper 1 inch and lower 4 inches missing from the spine. General toning to the paper in the interior. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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14 Dorman, Charles G Delaware Cabinetmakers and Allied Artisans. 1655-1855
Wilmington DE Historical Society of Delaware 1960 no First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
Greenish-blue cloth. No jacket. 107 pages. With a section of black and white photo plates. Originally issued as an issue of Delaware History, Volume IX, Number 2. A biographical dictionary of providing a look at the cabinetmakers in Delaware, their lives, activity and importance and influence to the craft. "An essential source," (Ames and Ward p. 90). GOOD condition, EX-MUSEUM LIBRARY, with a pocket in the rear, pastedown, and call letters in pencil on the copyright page. Faint remains of label on the lower spine. Minor scuffing to the extremities. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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15 Downs, Joseph American Furniture. Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
New York The Macmillan Company 1952 no First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 
Stated first printing. Orange/red cloth. No jacket. Folio. 450 pp. Black and white photos and ten color plates throughout. A catalog of examples of Queen Anne and Chippendale period furniture in the Winterthur Museum, with a brief introduction discussing craftsmen, terminology, regional characteristics and wood, etc. Despite being superseded by newer books with more information, this work 'remains an incomparable pictorial source,' (Ames and Ward, p. 90). GOOD condition. General fading, minor soiling, scuffing and edgewear. Minor foxing to the page edges. Light toning to the paper. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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16 Duquette, Tony; Wilkinson, Hutton Tony Duquette Hutton Wilkinson Jewelry
New York Abrams. 2011 no First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good Folio 
Black cloth in unclipped jacket. Small folio. 143 pp. Color photographs throughout. A primarily visual record of the opulent pieces of jewelry created by the American artist, designer, interior designer and set designer Tony Duquette, and his long time protégé and business partner, Hutton Wilkinson. Some pieces included here were first on display in Duquette's one man show 'Phoenix Rising from Its Flames.' VERY GOOD condition. Small tear and some curling to the jacket along the top edge. Minor rubbing and fading. Light fading to the book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Dyer, Walter A.; Fraser, Esther Stevens. The Rocking Chair. An American Institution.
New York The Century Co 1928 no First Edition Cloth Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
127 pages. With photo plates throughout. A history of the origin and development of the rocking chair, asserting it is an American invention perhaps attributed to Benjamin Franklin. The authors trace different styles and innovations, with a lengthy section on the Boston rocking chair. GOOD condition, EX-LIBRARY, with pockets, pastedowns, stampings, library ownership perforations and other markings to the interior. Call numbers in gilt on the spine. Moderate to heavy fading to the spine, with general fading to the covers. Some scuffing and minor soiling. Minor scuffing and fraying along the extremities. Minor to moderate toning to the paper in the interior, with the aforementioned abundance of library treatments noted. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 Edwards, Clive D. Eighteenth-century Furniture
Manchester and New York Manchester University Press 1996 no First Edition Cloth Very Good No Jacket 
First edition. Blue cloth. No jacket. 227 pp. Black and white illustrations throughout. A comprehensive history of the furniture making industry in the 1700s, examining the trade and business (including workshops, employees and management), cabinet makers, carvers, veneerers and marqueteurs, turners, chair makers, women and the trade, materials and techniques including tools, timer, construction, design and consumption/use of the products. VERY GOOD condition. Light fading. Some bumping to the corners. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Ikat. Splendid Silks of Central Asia. The Guido Goldman Collection, Gibbon, Kate Fitz; Hale, Andrew
19 Gibbon, Kate Fitz; Hale, Andrew Ikat. Splendid Silks of Central Asia. The Guido Goldman Collection
London Laurence King Publishing 1997 1856691020 / 9781856691024 Wraps Good 
A detailed study of the art and craft of producing silk fabric and textiles in the Ikat manner, discussing origin, history, technique and its importance to the social culture of the Central Asian region, as well as its role in the region's economy, etc. With a look at various ethnic groups, including the Uzbek and Tadjik peoples, and their contributions to Ikat. GOOD+ condition. Moderate scuffing to the rear cover, with some fading. Minor soiling and edgewear. Very light toning in the interior. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 Gilbert, Christopher Selected Writings on Vernacular Furniture 1966-98
England The Regional Furniture Society 2001 no Trade Paperback Near Fine 
Large format trade paperback. 209 pages. With photos throughout. A collection of writings from Gilbert, a furniture expert in the United Kingdom. This work features essays on oak furniture from Yorkshire churches, Georgian provincial furniture, English vernacular furniture, back-stairs furniture, Windsor chairs, etc. NEAR FINE with light curling to the covers along the extremities. Minor bumping at the head of the spine. 
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