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By Jeffrey P. Greene

American furnishings of the 18th century is prized for its historic and creative worth through museums and creditors, and as a benchmark in layout and craftsmanship through 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 historic impacts and the tastes of the interval. within the moment half, he explains and illustrates the options of the interval furnishings maker, together with joinery and real development; carving, turning and inlay; primary completing equipment; and making operating drawings. the ultimate half examines 24 very important unique examples intimately for his or her layout, development and creative merit.

Written by means of a certified interval furnishings maker, this booklet is meant for an individual with an curiosity in 18th-century furnishings. For antiquarians, it is going to function a close consultant to the furnishings maker's equipment. For cabinetmakers of any interval, will probably be an important reference on connoisseurship and old methods.

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