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Corporate Author Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Title American furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Imprint New York : The Museum : Random House ; New Haven : Yale, ©1985-

Item Status

Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents I. Early colonial period, the seventeenth-century and William and Mary styles / Frances Gruber Safford. -- II. Late colonial period, the Queen Anne and Chippendale styles / Morrison H. Heckscher; edited by Mary-Alice Rogers. -- III.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Summary This publication documents The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of early colonial furniture and presents a broad spectrum of furniture forms made in America during the 17th and early 18th centuries, including chairs and other seating, tables, boxes, various types of chests and cupboards, dressing tables, and desks. The volume also includes prime examples of the different modes of ornamentation in fashion during that period. Over 140 objects are thoroughly described, with detailed information given on each one's construction, condition, dimensions, materials, and inscriptions and other marks, as well as provenance and exhibition history. Every object is explained in terms of the styles and craftsmanship of the period and evaluated in light of comparative pieces in public and private collections throughout the country. Also included is one appendix containing photographic details of construction and decorative elements, and another with line drawings explaining furniture terms and showing various types of joints and moldings. This is the first volume in a series of two that is dedicated to American furniture in the Museum. -- Metropolitan Museum of Art website.
Local Note Metropolitan Museum of Art Watson Library Digital Collections Fulltext Titles (Customizable)
Subject Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Catalogs.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Furniture -- United States -- Catalogs.
Furniture -- New York (State) -- New York -- Catalogs.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Electronic books.
Added Author Safford, Frances Gruber.
Heckscher, Morrison H.
Rogers, Mary-Alice.
Other Form: Print version: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). American furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York : The Museum : Random House ; New Haven : Yale, ©1985- (DLC) 85007298 (OCoLC)11971332
ISBN 9780300116472 (Yale ; v. 1)
0300116470 (Yale ; v. 1)
9781588392336 (Metropolitan Museum ; v. 1)
1588392333 (Metropolitan Museum of Art ; v. 1)
0870994271 (v. 2)
9780870994272 (v. 2)
039455101X (Random House ; v. 2)
9780394551012 (Random House ; v. 2)