Synopses & Reviews
With more than seventeen hundred superb drawings, this authoritative book offers a unique visual system for identifying the style of virtually any piece of American antique furniture.
With 1,700 superb drawings, Field Guide to American Antique Furniture breaks new ground in the decorative arts: For the first time, the subtle differences in American furniture styles are clearly illustrated through the use of a unique visual system. In fact, the information is presented so clearly that even the neophyte can identify immediately the style of any piece of furniture, from seventeenth-century examples to the Arts and Crafts furniture of the early twentieth century.
About the Author
Since 1957, Joseph T. Butler
has served as curator of the Sleepy Hollow Restorations in Tarrytown, New York. The author of numerous books, he was also the American editor of The Connoisseur
and an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Columbia University.