Federal Furniture Style 1790-1820
American Furniture in the Winterthur Museum
by Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum, Charles F. Montgomery, Gilbert Ask
Hardcover: 497 pages
The incomparable Winterthur Museum collection of beautiful and distinct federal period American furniture from 1790-1820 is described and illustrated in this book, first published in 1978. Todays printing technology makes this book even more stunning, presenting beautiful photos and pictures of 491 pieces.
The text explores the makers, place of origin, size, materials, dimensions, details of design and, most importantly, an evaluation of the merits of each federal piece. It is a history of the entire process of furniture making in federal America. This is a classic encyclopedia for federal period furniture enthusiasts, and a mine of information for everyone interested in the social and cultural history of the formative years of the United States.
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