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May 16th, 2006.
It's been raining for about 10 days now, with no end in sight, and the Book Elves are busily constructing an ark. However, before they loaded the shovels and rakes and implements of destruction into the old clawfoot bathub in the basement and tried to drag it down to the Connecticut River, they finished our new May-June catalog, which is available either in printed format, or on our website.
Highlights include a selection of recently-published reference books on windsor chairs, mochaware, Georgia furniture & Mount Washington glass, as well as new and old reference books on furniture, ceramics, silver, glass, metalsware, lighting, folk art, and many other antiques- and art-related subjects!
You can browse our new catalog here.
|A BEAUTIFUL NEW CATALOG- In Pointed Style. The Gothic Revival in America, 1800-1860. by Elizabeth and Stuart Feld. New York; Hirschl & Adler Galleries: 2006. A wonderful exhibition catalog, featuring furniture, architecture, glass, lighting, silver and other decorations. Illustrated with many period prints and artwork, as well as stunning new color photographs. With an introductory essay by David B. Warren. Softcover. 9x11, 144 pages, color and b/w illustrations. Bibliography. New.  $45.00|
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PUBLISHER'S OVERSTOCK SPECIAL-
Nemati, Parviz. Shawls of the East. From Kerman to Kashmir. by Parviz Nemati. PDN Publishing: 2003. Have we got a book for you! This is a gorgeous hardcover with tons of color plates of Kashmir and Kerman shawls of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries from the collection of the author. Information is included on the history of these shawls from India and Persia, both as used in their native lands and in Europe and America. While Kashmir shawls are the subject of several books (though none as sumptuous as this one), Kerman shawls have been less well documented, until now. In Iran, these shawls have been woven since Safavid times and were used by the male nobility, only becoming an article of female apparel when they reached the West. The Nemati family spent four generations building the splendid private collection that is illustrated and described here. It's big, it's heavy, it's a book you will never regret, unless you pass it up at this price, and I don't say that about very many books... well- but this time it's true! Hardcover. 10"x13", 335 pages, loaded with color illustrations, dj. New.
Published at $125.00
available for a limited time for- $65.00
|Spring has finally sprung at Foggygates, with the azaleas that ring the deck giving way to lilacs and finally the rhododendrons, which are here, there, and everywhere. I bought hardwood charcoal for the grill last week, which is probably why we've now had a solid week of rain, but the writing is on the wall- the outdoor festivities can begin, if not sooner, then not all that much later.|
If you drop by Foggygates this summer you will likely find us sitting out on our wide front porch, behind the rhododendrons, sipping lemonade and listening to the Red Sox game. Were a few moments down the road from Historic Deerfield, two miles from Interstate 91, and reasonably close to Amherst, Tanglewood, and other points of Western Massachusetts interest. Until next time, enjoy our catalog and enjoy the Spring!
-Forrest, Betty, Amy, Freckles, Pywackett & Ike
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