[JHRB News] Our New "Books on Furniture" catalog
Joslin Hall Rare Books, ABAA
office at joslinhall.com
Tue Oct 16 11:47:32 EDT 2007
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, the Book Elves have become country auction
addicts (though they prefer the word enthusiasts). Their addiction
(sorry- hobby) has inexorably led them to another pursuit- collecting
antique furniture. They began with rocking chairs, which was fine until
they bought so many of them that there was no longer any room to rock on
the front porch. One or even two dining rooms tables is fine, but six? And
then came the project to see how many highboys you could stuff into an
11-room house (the answer, by the way, is 62 and a half. Dont ask about
the half, its a sore subject around here).
But before they glanced in their rear-view mirror while doing 70 in the
high-speed lane of the Massachusetts Turnpike to see an antique 18th
century highboy fly off the roof rack and instantly become a collection of
antique 18th-century kindling when the semi ran over it, they finished our
CATALOG 306: BOOKS ON FURNITURE & CABINETMAKERS features 240 books and
catalogs on antique furniture, cabinetmakers, tools, and related subjects.
-A fascinating 1835 treatise on designing and drawing cabinet furniture.
-An uncommon 1916 book on polychromatic decorative turning.
-An interesting 1870s trade catalog of Gothic-Revival furniture.
-An early, 1841 edition of a classic American cabinetmakers manual.
-A beautiful collection of 1820s hand-colored plates of French Empire
-A striking 1867 book of colored design for marquetry cabinetwork.
-and a wide variety of classic and uncommon books and catalogs on
American, English, European and Oriental furniture!
The catalog may be viewed on our website-
or we have free printed copies available.
If you would like one, please ask.
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JOSLIN HALL RARE BOOKS, ABAA
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Northampton, Massachusetts 01061 USA
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-lighting, fireplaces & ice
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