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Author Name:    MacLAREN, George E. G. BLAKELY, Phyllis R. (ed.) PIERCE, Lorne (foreword)

Title:   Antique Furniture by Nova Scotian Craftsmen. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1961, 

Seller ID:   56653

MacLAREN, George E. G. Antique Furniture by Nova Scotian Craftsmen. Edited by Phyllis R. Blakeley. Foreword by Lorne Pierce. Toronto : The Ryerson Press, (1961). First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-xvii,(1),1-146 + 49 illustrations including frontispiece. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "In this age of machine production, more and more people are beginning to appreciate the artistry and skill of the early cabinetmakers who created such handsomepieces of handmade furniture. Because of their beauty and fine workmanship , the products of Nova Scotia's pioneer craftsmen have found their way intovirtually every town and city in Canada and the United States. [...] As th e author's family was closely connected with the collecting and selling of antiques, Mr. MacLaren is in a unique position to tell the story of the early craftsmen from the various areas of his native province. He discusses the cabinetmakers and their woods and gives special attention to chairs, clocks and pianoforte companies. Detailed appendices provide alphabetical listsof Nova Scotian cabinetmakers, chairmakers, joiners, pianoforte makers and clockmakers." - from the dj flap. Contents: Foreword by Lorne Pierce; 1. T he Pioneers and Their Crafts; 2. Cabinetmakers and Their Woods; 3. Chairs and Their Makers; 4. Furniture Factories; 5. Clocks; 6. Pianoforte Companiesin Nova Scotia; 7. The Romance of Collecting Furniture. Appendices: A. An alphabetical list of cabinetmakers in Nova Scotia; B. A list of chairma ersin Nova Scotia; C. A list of the cabinetmakers, joiners, and turners who c ame to Halifax with Governor Cornwallts in June, 1749; D. A list of joinerson the passenger lists of Foreign Protestants who came to Halifax from 175 0 to 1753. Many later settled in Lunenburg. E. A list of some pianoforte makers in Nova Scotia; F. A list of some watch- and clockmakers of Nova Scotia to 1880. With bibliography. Inkstamp to flyleaf, else very good in nickeddustjacket. 75.00


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