EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN ARTS: M. & M. KAROLIK COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, ENGRAVINGS, FURNITURE, SILVER, NEEDLEWORK & INCIDENTAL OBJECTS GATHERED TO ILLUSTRATE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF AMERICAN ARTISTS & CRAFTSMEN OF THE PERIOD FROM 1720 TO 1820

By: Hipkiss, Edwin J.

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FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Hardcover without dust jacket (as issued). xvii, (iii) 366, (42) pp. Publisher's royal blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering and decoration on cover. Illustrated with 265 beautifully printed black and white collotype plates (many full-page) The volume is in excellent condition. All plates and text are clean and bright. There is a former owner's very small printed name-plate on the fep, the corners are slightly bumped, there is minor edge-wear and minimal rubbing to the boards, else fine. NEAR FINE. This is a full, detailed catalogue of the 275 works in the collection donated to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. An important catalogue of American arts. This extensive catalogue is one of the finest for the study of colonial and early American furniture, painting, and the decorative of arts of the period of 1720-1820.This beautifully printed volume, set in Monotype Bembo and with full-tone collotype illustrations, established a high visual standard for furniture catalogs that was emulated by Joseph Downs in the 1950s and Morrison Heckscher in the 1980s. The catalog includes 125 examples of high-style furniture, the vast majority from Massachusetts and Rhode Island, although some superb Philadelphia objects are included. These objects are not included in Richard Randall's 1965 catalog. "Karolik's musings As I Reflect upon the Collection, provide a fascinating look at the mind of an idiosyncratic collector. " -Ames & Ward. [Arntzen/Rainwater I471][Karpel C347a][Lucas p.48][Franklin 1342 "most complete or worthwhile"][Ames & Ward p.94 "Beautifully illustrated volume with full-tone collotype illustrations"]. . Folio (9.25 x 12.25")

Title: EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN ARTS: M. & M. KAROLIK COLLECTION OF PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, ENGRAVINGS, FURNITURE, SILVER, NEEDLEWORK & INCIDENTAL OBJECTS GATHERED TO ILLUSTRATE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF AMERICAN ARTISTS & CRAFTSMEN OF THE PERIOD FROM 1720 TO 1820

Author Name: Hipkiss, Edwin J.

Categories: US Art, Art, Antiques & Photography,

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 1941

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 3412

Keywords: Antiques Furniture Americana Colonial Furniture Early American Furniture