Profusely illustrated book - the first guide to understanding and interpreting the uniquely American Windsor - identifies over 100 different types of Windsor chairs and other furniture. Full-page photos of side chairs, armchairs, comb-backs, writing-arm chairs, babies' high-backs and low chairs, settees, love seats, stools, and tables.
A reprint of two rare catalogs (circa 1908–1910) delineating the early achievement of furniture makers (brothers of Gustav Stickley) who played a key role in the Arts & Crafts movement in America, with captioned illustrations of over 200 of their furniture designs - many rarely seen in recent years.
Published in 1898, this abundantly illustrated trade catalog advertised tools, fertilizers, insecticides, and other essentials for the turn-of-the-century garden, farm, greenhouse, lawn, orchard, poultry yard, stable, and household. Includes butter printers, cast-iron field rollers, broadcast seeders, corn harvesters and huskers, root cutters, cider mills, veterinary remedies, and more. Approximately 680 black-and-white illustrations.
Sears, Roebuck and Company's 1910 catalog of home building materials, fixtures, and accessories - from roofing and siding to chandeliers and porcelain bathtubs. Vintage ad copy, specifications, and prices provide a nostalgic look back at the way homes were built at the turn of the last century. An authentic source for restorers of homes today.
Thomas Chippendale (1718–79) was the most famous and most skilled of England's master cabinet-makers. So synonymous with excellence in design and craftsmanship was he that his name has been given to the most splendid period of English furniture design. In 1774, Chippendale issued a catalogue of all his designs, a magnificent compilation of 160 engraved plates representing the prevailing furniture styles, particularly the French (Louis XXV), Gothic,...
With over 200 detailed illustrations and descriptions, these two catalogs are essential reading and reference materials and identification guides for Stickley furniture. Among the items depicted and described are chairs, rockers, stools, settles, desks, library tables, music cabinets, drop-leaf tables, nests of tables, chests of drawers, sideboards, china cabinets and dressing tables.
Over 250 rare photographs depict one of the greatest industrial feats of World War II: the massive production of American military aircraft. Photos show teams of workers turning out Boeing B-17 bombers in Seattle, huge B-24D Liberators at the Ford plant in Willow Run, F6F Grumman Hellcat fighters in Long Island, and much more.
Complete reproduction of rare 1897 premiere issue of most famous wicker company catalog; probably finest primary source. Includes rocking chairs, armchairs, divans, tables, cabinets, etc. Over 400 illustrations. Indispensable reference for antique dealers, collectors, Americana buffs.
A comprehensive home furnishings catalog from the height of the popularity of Mission design, reprinted from a rare original, illustrating and describing 400 items from beds and highboys to arm chairs and kitchen cabinets, many designed to be shipped knocked-down for reassembly at home. With invaluable information on woods, finishes, upholstery, colors, more.
Intriguing, fact-filled compendium covers virtually all "firsts" in the history of flight, from the first human being to fly, the first American president to fly, and the first baby born in an airplane to the date when rockets were first used in warfare, the first woman to command a space shuttle mission, more.
Meticulous reproduction of rare portfolio (1925-30) contains over 700 dazzling designs and motifs for buckles, clips, belts, mirrors, pendants, cigarette cases, rings, chains, necklaces, watchbands, brooches, studs, and charms. Invaluable, copyright-free source of authentic Art Deco designs for artists, jewelers, and period specialists.
Stroll back in time for a lighthearted view of early advertising at its best - and worst - from 1890 to 1910. This historical scrapbook showcases more than 600 advertisements by well-known companies such as Cadillac, Pillsbury, Remington, and The Ladies Home Journal. It also includes ads for such now-defunct items as the Talk-o-phone, velvet-grip garters, Dr. Scott's Electric Hair Brush, and other curiosities. Most of these advertisements circulated...
594 illustrations, including 277 photos, of authentic, prized, Craftsman furniture as shown in two catalogs - circa 1910 - by foremost manufacturers. Numerous settles, rockers, armchairs, bookcases, plus many other kinds of pieces. Captions.
Profusely illustrated volume chronicles exciting saga of international race to make transatlantic flight a reality. Over 250 rare photographs - many previously unpublished - trace a host of flight attempts, including those made in lighter-than-air balloons, U.S. Navy's "flying boats," Lindbergh's flight to Paris in 1927, Earhart's ill-fated attempt in 1937, and more.
Survey of Siam Sterling Nielloware by Charles Dittell Survey of Siam Sterling Nielloware is the only E-book to provide a comprehensive survey of the fascinating jewelry and related items, Siam sterling Nielloware. The Survey does not replace the physical book, Overview of Siam Sterling Nielloware, which includes about four times as many illustrations, but it does provide a more text-focused "survey" of these fascinating jewelry and related Siam sterling...
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This fascinating text presents what is probably the largest selection of antique lamps illustrated anywhere - 647 in all. Included are "Betty" lamps; petticoat and tumbler lamps; pierced tin lanterns; candle lanterns; Sandwich glass candlesticks; mantle and astral lamps; luster lamps, Bennington ware; chandeliers and other lighting devices in use up to the 1880's. Introduction.
Classic reference describes in detail hundreds of implements in use in the American colonies in the 18th century. Over 250 illustrations depict tools identical in construction to ancient devices once used by the Greeks, Egyptians, and Chinese, among them axes, saws, clamps, chisels, mallets, and much more. An invaluable sourcebook.