THE HOMES OF OUR ANCESTORS

By: Halsey, R. T. H.

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Hardcover. 4to (7.25 x 10.25"). xxvi, (iv), 302 pp. Bound in publisher’s full blue cloth, gilt decoration and borders on spine, gilt lettering on blue label on spine, blind-stamped American Eagle on cover. T. E. G. (blue) Illustrated with over 217 Color and B&W plates. Printed on thick card stock. Spine faded, some minor scuffing to boards, but crisp, clean and tight. VERY GOOD. This volume documents an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of Colonial American crafts and furnishings. A delightful book on the Colonials' homes, furniture, silver, china, pottery, pictures, textiles, and wallpapers from the beginnings of New England through the early days of the republic, exhibiting the development of the arts of interior architecture and home decoration, the arts of cabinetmaking, silversmithing, etc. especial emphasis being laid upon the point that our early craftsmen evolved from the fashions of the old world a style of their own; with an account of social conditions surrounding the life of the original owners of the various rooms. Profusely and beautifully illustrated. An extremely valuable and authoritative reference work for early American architecture, furniture and furnishings. . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Title: THE HOMES OF OUR ANCESTORS

Author Name: Halsey, R. T. H.

Categories: Art, Antiques & Photography, Antiques,

Edition: 1

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc: 1936

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 3032

Keywords: Antiques Americana History United States