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By Joseph Downs

From one of the world-renowned treasures on the Winterthur Museum, the writer chosen four hundred notable examples of yankee furnishings from the Queen Anne and Chippendale classes, representing the period whilst the cabinetmakers of latest England, ny, Philadelphia, and the South have been on the top in their achievement.
Each representation is observed through information regarding the pieces
place of foundation, date of building, dimensions, certain positive aspects and features, and the maker and unique proprietor whilst identified. a unique part offers the furnishings in its right surroundings, together with ten rooms in complete colour. there's technical info for the intense collector and a hugely readable historical past for these drawn to the early-American lifestyle.

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35. Lehman, Benjamin, A Catalogue of Cabinetware. Philadelphia, 1786. In The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 36. Sargent, Charles Sprague, Manua l of the Trees of North America. Boston: Houghton Miffiin Company, 1922. 37. , The Important Timber Trees of the United States. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912. 38. , Standardized Plant Names. Prepared for the American Joint Committee on Horticultural Nomenclature. : J. Horace McFarland Company, 1942. 39. Hough, op. cit. XL A CHOUP OF QUEE T ANNE AND CHIPPENDALE INTEHIOHS I .

On e p air of b ra nch es ca me from Epaphroditus Cha mp ion 's m an sion a t East H ad d a m, bui lt a bo ut 1795 ; p e rhaps th ey wer e used in C olonel C ha mp ion's ea rlie r house at \ Vest C hes ter, Con nec tic u t. On the ta b les, th e fam ille rose po rcelain represents th e ea rl:' expo rt wares b rou gh t from th e Orie nt to Europe b efor e America n sh ips tr ad ed d irec tly w ith th e F ar East. In th e ce nte r of th e floor is a rar e late-sixteent h-century P e rsia n vas e ca rpet named for th e Chinese va se forms spaced a t wid e in ter vals in th e field from wh ich ar cha ic-pattern ed Ilowe rs sp ring - a re mind er th at Sh ah Abbas I and h is fath er wer e avid collectors of ~I i ng porcelain s.

XL A CHOUP OF QUEE T ANNE AND CHIPPENDALE INTEHIOHS I . THE Q UEEN ANNE DINING 1\00]\1 The close rel at ion ship of the severa l e le me nts in th is roo m lends to it a suave co ng ru ity th a t is a triu mph of co m positio n. Both th e b ack g round a nd the fu mis hi ngs re vea l a kn owing d erivati on fr om E uro pea n so urces. The En glish delft pottery and lightin g fixtures a nd th e Asia ,\ Iinor carpet exp re ss th e colon ial tast e for Old -\Vorld refin em ents not available from domesti c sou rce s.

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