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Item:132901234997The Concise Encyclopedia of American Antiques Edited by Helen Comstock in Two Volumes is published Hawthorn Books Inc. Publishers New York no publication year circa 1950's first edition. In combined pages of Volume 1 and 2 equal 543 pages and 352 reproduced illustrations in black and white. Volume 1: Contents: Foreword by Helen Comstock. Furniture 1640-1840 Mid Century -William and Mary -Queen Anne-Chippendale-Classical Period (Hepplewhite and Sheraton) Important Cabinet Makers by Marvin D. Schwartz. Victorian Furniture Influence of English design books-Eclecticism of Victorian Style -Late Empire -Grecian, Gothic and other Styles-Revival of Rococo -Eastlake's Hints on Household Taste-Cast Iron Furniture by Marvin Schwartz. Windsor Chairs Construction-Six Main Categories -Forms Typical of Philadelphia ,New England and New York by Marvin Schwartz. Country Furniture in New England Country Types represent a Folk Style in Furniture -Persistence of Early Forms in Later Periods by Frank O. Spinney. The Craftsmanship of the American Shakers The Furniture of a Communitarian sect with Centers in New England ,New York, Ohio and Kentucky by Edward Deming Andrews. Look Glasses used in America 17th Century Records -Importations -Styles and Types including Courting ,Constitution ,Convex or Girandole Tabernacle etc. American made Looking Glasses by Martha Fales. Silver 1640-1820 Boston earliest center of Silversmith -New York Makers of Dutch decent- Huguenot influence -Philadelphia -Rhode Island -Connecticut -Albany- Maryland by Kathryn C. Buhler. Pewter One 17th Century Pewterer known -Development of American characteristics -European influences-the Maker's Trademark or Touch-Britannia period by Eric De Jongs. Wrought Iron by M.W. Thomas Jr. The Copper and Brass by Henry J. Kauffman. Japanned Tin Plate by Shirley Spaulding Devoe. Period Stoves Box Stoves -Cast Iron-Franklin Stoves-Fire Frames-Parlor Cook Stove etc. by Josephine H. Pierce. China Trade for the American Market by Alice Winchester. Pottery and Porcelain by Gregor Wilcox. Glass by Carolyn Scoon. Figured Bottles and Flasks by Helen McKearn. Needlework by Ruth Bradbury Davidson. Cotton Printing by D. Graeme. Quilts and Coverlets by Virginia D. Parslow. The Oriental Carpet in Colonial America by Joseph McMullen. Hooked Rugs by Virginia Parslow. 18th Century Floor Cloths by Helen Comstock. Lighting Devices by Malcolm Watkins. Candlesticks ,Sconces Chandeliers by Ralph Carpenter Jr. Antique Buttons by Lillian Smith Albert and Jane Ford Adams. Early Trading Cards by Bella Landauer. Trade Catalogs by Lawrence Romaine. Playing Cards by Dr. Lawrence Kurzrok. Minor Arts: Quillwork ,Treen Chalkware by Edith Gaines. Volume 2: Swords by Harold Peterson. Firearms 1650-1865 by Harold Peterson. Clocks and Watches by Amos Avery. Early Portrait Painting by Helen Comstock. Painting in the 19th Century by John I.H. Baur. Folk Painting by Nina Fletcher Little. Miniature Painting by Josephine Allen. Engravings by Elizabeth Roth. Silhouettes by M.L. D'Otrange Mastai. Lithographs by Frank Weitenkampf. Early Railroad Prints by Rudolph Wunderlich. Sport in Art by Paul Magriel. The Old West by Dr. Harold McCraken. Folk Sculpture by Erwin O. Christensen. Pennsylvania German Folk Art by Frances Lichten. Dolls and Toy Miniatures by Janet Pinney. Mechanical Toys by Louis Hertz. Coins and Medals by Sydney Noe. Rare Books by John Cook Wyllie. Printed Maps by Alexander Vietor. Ship Models by Robert Burgess. Whaling Collections by Edouard Stackpole. Marine Paintings and Prints by Harold Sniffen. Stamps by Kent Stiles and George Sloane. Theater ,Circus and Ballet by Paul Myers. Wallpapers Used in America 1700-1850 by Horace Hotchkiss Jr. Valentines and Christmas Cards by Ruth Webb Lee. Autographs by Gordon Banks. Calligraphy by Alexander Nesbitt. Tools of Early Industries by Loring McMillen. Patent Office Models by Jack Brown. Dime Novels by Mary Noel. Art of the Southwest by E. Boyd. Index. Bump to top and bottom corner of front and back board of volumes, dirt stain to outer edge pages of volume 2. Slipcase has dirt stains to back cover, peeling to bottom end of case spine, scuff marks to top and bottom of case, white discoloration to top and bottom of case. The dimension is 7 1/2 x 10 books same size.Condition:Bump to top and bottom corner of front and back board of volumes. Slipcase has dirt stains to back cover, scuff marks to front and back cover, peeling to bottom end of case spine, scuff marks to top and bottom of case., Subject:Reference, Binding:Hardcover, Topic:Encyclopedias, Special Attributes:Illustrated, Language:English
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