By Charles L. Venable

Книга посвящёна классической американской мебели.
A catalogue, released in organization with the Dallas Museum of paintings, of the 82-piece selection of old furnishings lately got via the museum. first-class colour plates and extra diagrams convey the backs and bottoms to illustrate the main points of development. The textual content relates the background, importance, constitution and situation, woods used, dimensions, provenance, and exhibitions and courses for every piece.

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While nineteenth-century ones have lighter turnings-the turned chair has been in continual use in this country for three hundred years. Chairs such as this example were the products of t urners. The various elements of these chairs were produced in great quantity and allowed to season for specific lengths of time before assembly. The slightly warped profile of this chair's posts indicates that they were turned while the wood was still green. This technique insured tight joints since the posts shrank around the slats and stretchers as they dried.

The drawer bottom is not secured with rosehead nails as one would expect, the interior is lined with late nineteenth-century woven pape r, and the linings are of Sylvester's pine . The brace is also of th is foreign wood. WOODS: Top, legs, skirt end s, and drawe r front (replaced), mahogany ; drawer runner s, skirt sides, and cross brace, eastern white pine ; drawer stop and linings (replaced), Sylvester 's pine. DIMENSIONS: H. 28'i4 (71-7); w. 8); W. 1); D. 6). ; Bybee Collection , 1950s. EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS: Fairbanks 11)67, 836; Fairbanks and Bates 1981, 67; MFA, H 1981.

James Hawden of this Town, Shopkeeper, in the manner of the Quakers . The marriage was solemnized in the old Brick Church , the Quake r Meeting House not being large enough to contain the vast Concourse of People of all Perswations who came to see the Solemnity. The parents of the married Couple gratefully acknowledged the favor of having the marriage solemnized in said Meeting House. His Excellency, our Governor and several of the Council and of the Justices, etc. attended the said Marriage , which was carried on with becomin g decency.

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