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Texas Furniture, Volume Two: The Cabinetmakers And Their Work, 1840-1880 (Focus On American History Series)

The art of furniture making flourished in Texas during the mid-nineteenth century. To document this rich heritage of locally made furniture, Miss Ima Hogg, the well-known philanthropist and collector of American decorative arts, enlisted Lonn Taylor and David B. Warren to research early Texas furniture and its makers. After more than a decade of investigation, they published Texas Furniture in 1975, and it quickly became the authoritative reference on this subject. An updated edition, Texas Furniture, Volume One, was issued in the spring of 2012.Texas Furniture, Volume Two presents over 150 additional pieces of furniture that were not included in Volume One, each superbly photographed in color and accompanied by detailed descriptions of the piece's maker, date, materials, measurements, history, and owner, as well as an analysis by the authors. Taylor and Warren have also written a new introduction for this volume, in which they amplify the story of early Texas furniture. In particular, they compare and contrast the two important traditions of cabinetmaking in Texas, Anglo-American and German, and identify previously unknown artisans. The authors also discuss nineteenth-century Texans' desire for refinement and gentility in furniture, non-commercial furniture making, and marquetry work. And they pay tribute to the twentieth-century collectors who first recognized the value of locally made Texas furniture and worked to preserve it. A checklist of Texas cabinetmakers, which contains biographical information on approximately nine hundred men who made furniture in Texas, completes the volume.

Series: Focus on American History Series

Hardcover: 350 pages

Publisher: University of Texas Press; 1 edition (October 15, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0292739427

ISBN-13: 978-0292739420

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.2 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

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The text is informative and the pictures sharp, showing details very well. I'm so glad these pieces have been documented.

I gave this to my woodworker husband as a gift. He loved it as much as the first volume. I recommend both volumes.

A very well designed book that will enhance your knowledge of some of the finest hand made furniture by master craftsmen from about 1840 to the 1880's in the Lone Star State.The pictures and text by Taylor and Warren brings these objects to life in a factual and concise manner and is a great companion to their other "Texas Furniture, Volume One" released earlier in 2012. These two volumes will become the bible of any one who has an interest in Texas hand made furniture, just as their original book that was printed in the mid 1970's.

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