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American furniture of the 18th century is prized for its historical and artistic value by museums and collectors, and as a benchmark in design and craftsmanship by modernday furniture makers. The total concept of furniture had a different meaning to the peoples of africa since theirs was a nomadic life. Theyre handcrafted by jim rosenau who was raised in a house with about 5,000 books. Shop forand learn aboutantique and vintage history books. In the first part of the book, jeffrey greene chronicles the evolution of the design and construction of 18thcentury furniture, drawing on historical influences and the tastes of the period. American furniture queen anne and chippendale period is a detailed collection of illustrations of 400 examples of american furniture from the queen anne and chippendale periods, the era when cabinetmakers of new england, new york, philadelphia and the south were at the peak of their success.
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