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Victorian furniture : essays from a Victorian Society autumn symposium / edited by Kenneth L. Ames.

Philadelphia, PA : Victorian Society in America, [1982]
Physical Description:
254 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Reference Library
NK2390 .V52 1983 (LC) Oversize
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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"A Victorian Society book"--Cover.
"Published as Nineteenth century: vol. 8, nos. 3-4, 1982 by the Victorian Society in America."
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Terms:
Furniture -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Furniture, Victorian -- United States.
Furniture, Victorian.
United States.
Ames, Kenneth L.
Victorian Society in America.

  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes on contributors
  • Furniture study: Moving into the mainstream / Kenneth L. Ames
  • 1. Continuity and change in furniture style: The ironies of style: complexities and contradictions in American decorative arts, 1850-1900 / Harvey Green
  • They don't make it anymore / Wilson H. Faude
  • Fine points of furniture, American Empire: Late, Later, Latest / Donald L. Fennimore
  • 2. Business, Commerce and labor: Arms across the border: trade in chairs and chair parts between the United Sttaes and Upper Canada / W. John McIntyre
  • A tradition in transition: The Boston furniture industry, 1840-1880 / Jan M. Seidler
  • Shop and factory: Philadelphia furniture makers and manufacturers, 1850-1880 / Page Talbott
  • 3. Studies of specific firms and forms: Boston nineteenth century pianoforte manufacture: the contribitions of Jonas Chickering / Nancy A. Smith
  • Prosperity through patents: the furniture of George Hunzinger & Son / Richard W. Flint
  • Seating for anyplace: the folding chair / Rodris Roth
  • The spinning wheel as artifact, symbol, and source of design / Christopher Monkhouse
  • 4. High culture architects and designers: To beautify the useful: Ben Pitman and the Women's woodcarving movement in Cincinnati in the late nineteenth century / Kenneth R. Trapp
  • The decoration of houses and scientific eclecticism / Richard Guy Wilson
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's "The art and craft of the machine" / David A. Hanks
  • The furniture and furnishings of Wilson Eyre (1858-1944) / Edward Teitelman and Betsy Fahlman
  • 5. On the geographic and social periphery: Respectability at $50.00 down, 20 months to pay! Furnishing a working class Victorian home / Lizabeth Cohen
  • High style in Montana: The Kohrs Parlor / Rodd L. Wheaton.