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18th Century Furniture
Woodworking Books On 18th Century
Books on 18th Century
Furniture we have read and found to be well written and informative.
Master Craftsmen of Newport, The Townsends
by: Michael A. Moses and Israel Sach, Inc.
An out of print book, pertaining to the life
and works of the famous Goddard and Townsend, families of furniture makers of the Eighteenth century. They
represented some of the very finest design and craftsmanship of all time. Although it is out of print, some copies
are still available, (at a very steep price), however, it is available to read at many public libraries. You cannot
check this book out of the library.
American Furniture of the 18th Century
by: Jeffrey P. Greene
For anyone interested in Eighteenth Century furniture, this book is a wealth of
information. Whenever I'm involved in making a piece, this book is on my bench, open and referred to on
regular basis. I have learned so much from this book it has become one of my favorite sources for knowledge,
and traditions of times gone by. Jeffrey Green is a specialist in furniture of that time period, and working
with Michael Moses, Historian, are reproducing a series of famous pieces, done by the Goddard and Townsend
families, known as the "Master Craftsmen Series". His shop is within walking distance to the space occupied
by the shops of the famous makers he emulates, in Newport Rhode Island.
Jeffrey Greene also owns and operates a store in Newport, aptly named
"The Ball and Claw", which sells his works, and also carries 18th century accessories for
* note: the last time I checked, Jeffrey Greene was the source for
copies of the "Master Craftsmen of Newport", however these are from the authors private stock, of fifty, that were
signed by the author on the frontispiece, and who had made arrangements with a Book Binder for these 50 copies
authorized to receive a Leather Embossed Cover. This signature block says book number .. out of fifty. I have copy
number 144, and I believe it cost me in the neighborhood of $ 1,200.00, by the time I got it back from the
bookbinder. Without the leather work I think it was $ 900.00.
The New Fine Points of Furniture
by: Albert Sach
A revised edition of a book that first was published in 1948 by the same
author, this book points out the differences in the quality of furniture, and assigns them a rating based on those
factors. An amazing book, in that some of the finest furniture ever built, is included herein. A very inspiring
book. Albert Sach is one of the world's leading experts on American and English
Furniture. Son of Israel Sach, Founder of Israel Sach, Inc., Located in New York.
by: The Taunton Press
A collection of articles on making 18th century furniture, with a strong
emphasis on proportion. One of my favorite books.
by: Norman Vandal
History, Design, and construction. Measured drawings of 18 classical
Furniture - A Winterthur Book
by: Joseph Downs
American furniture from the Queen Anne and Chippendale periods.
by: Lonnie Bird
Taunton's complete illustrated guide to...
Long Case Clocks
by: Derek Roberts
Photographs and descriptive tags on hundreds of clocks.
Eighteenth Century Style
by: The editors of Fine Woodworking
A collection of articles, pertaining to techniques.
Furniture for a Lifetime
by: Glen Huey
Includes plans for ten elegant projects, in 18th & 19 century designs.