By Jeffrey P. Greene
American furnishings of the 18th century is prized for its historic and creative price by way of museums and creditors, and as a benchmark in layout and craftsmanship by way of modern day furnishings makers.
In the 1st a part of the e-book, Jeffrey Greene chronicles the evolution of the layout and development of 18th-century furnishings, drawing on ancient impacts and the tastes of the interval. within the moment half, he explains and illustrates the ideas of the interval furnishings maker, together with joinery and genuine building; carving, turning and inlay; standard completing equipment; and making operating drawings. the ultimate half examines 24 vital unique examples intimately for his or her layout, development and inventive merit.
Written via a qualified interval furnishings maker, this e-book is meant for someone with an curiosity in 18th-century furnishings. For antiquarians, it is going to function an in depth consultant to the furnishings maker's equipment. For cabinetmakers of any interval, it is going to be a necessary reference on connoisseurship and old methods.
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A consu m mate crafts ma n, Blin planned his carving carefu lly and stayed within th e confines of th e pan els. O n th e North Shore of Massachusetts at about th e same time, Thomas Dennis and William Searle were carving in a similar way, but including more free-Flowin g orname ntat ion, scrolls and references to more med ieval designs. Som e chests of coasta l New England origin have applied geomet ric designs on th e panels and d rawer fro nts, wh ich was another infl uence of Dutch taste on th e English styles.
Second, thi s design was a foreru nn er of th e Qu een Anne style in th e second quart er of th e centu ry. Boston chairs were made in great num bers and exported to New York and Philadelphi a, mu ch to th e chagrin of th e indi genou s fu rn iture makers. In both th ose cities, resident craftsme n were forced to com pete with th e Boston im ports by offering lower prices or better style, but th e imports continued to do well. T his example demonstrates th e exte nt of int ercoloni al comme rce in existe nce early in th e 18th century, completely debunking th e idea that furnit ure makin g was a relaxed bu siness cate ring to a local clientele.
Boston chairs were made in great num bers and exported to New York and Philadelphi a, mu ch to th e chagrin of th e indi genou s fu rn iture makers. In both th ose cities, resident craftsme n were forced to com pete with th e Boston im ports by offering lower prices or better style, but th e imports continued to do well. T his example demonstrates th e exte nt of int ercoloni al comme rce in existe nce early in th e 18th century, completely debunking th e idea that furnit ure makin g was a relaxed bu siness cate ring to a local clientele.
American furniture of the 18th century by Jeffrey P. Greene