2016 · New Haven
by Kane, Patricia E., Dennis Carr, Nancy Goyne Evans, Jennifer N. Johnson and Gary R. Sullivan
New Haven: Yale University and The Bruce Museum, 2016. Hardcover. VG/VG. Charcol grey cloth boards with white stamped lettering on spine. Color-illustrated dust jacket with white and grey lettering. xiii, 494 pp. Mainly color illustrations. This book presents new information on the export trade, patronage, artistic collaboration, and the small-scale shop traditions that defined early Rhode Island craftsmanship. This stunning volume features more than 200 illustrations of beautifully constructed and carved objects-including chairs, high chests, bureau tables, and clocks-that demonstrate the superb workmanship and artistic skill of the state's furniture makers. Contents as follows: "A lively experiment": early furniture making of the Narragansett Bay region, 1636-1740 / Dennis Carr -- "Faithfully made of the best materials": cabinetmaking in Rhode Island, 1740-1830 / Patricia E. Kane -- The chairmaking and upholstery trades of colonial and federal Rhode Island / Jennifer N. Johnson -- "On this moment hangs eternity": clockmaking in colonial and early federal Rhode Island / Patricia E. Kane and Gary R. Sullivan -- Windsor chairmaking in Rhode Island, 1760-1830 -- Catalogue.
(Inventory #: 165031)