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Title: Cabinetmakers of the Eastern Seaboard. A Study of Early Canadian Furniture.
Description: M.F. Feheley, (Toronto, 1977).. 156 pp, folio (13 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Errata sheet laid in. ISBN 0919880096 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. "The fine furniture tradition in Canada's eastern provinces was influenced by the arrival of the Lo yalists in 1783. Among those who came were people of wealth and quality who transported, by sea, furnishings that were superior in craftsmanship and design. Accomplished cabinetmakers arriving later from Great Britain and the United State s c o n t i n u ed the tradition with their skills and developed taste; father taught son, and son preserved the craft. This book deals with twelve of the most eminent craftsmen in the area over the last two hundred years. Author Charles Foss dis cu s se s Lo ya li st a nd other influences, the choice of woods , the evolution of design and decoration. He has compiled biographical information on the craftsmen, their families and business relationships wherever facts are known, and the furni tur e ill us tra ted wa s c are fully chosen to be representative of the thousands of fine pieces existing today in collections and in the homes of descendants.." Very light browning to edges of textblock. dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear /w rink lin g - main ly a t to p/bo ttom of spine and flap-folds, a few small stains, light rubbing/soiling, light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Good+.

Keywords: Furniture, Canadian, United Empire Loyalists, Uels, Cabinetmakers, Chillas, Thomas Nisbet, Alexander Lawrence, James Hawes, John Warren Moore, Thomas Jefferson Caswell, Charles Thompson, Jonas Howe, Albert James Lordly, Henderson, Knox, Vroom, Emery

Price: US$ 75.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 22144

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