Cabinetmakers of the Eastern Seaboard : A Study of Early Canadian Furniture. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

By: FOSS, Charles H. SMITH, Stuart Allen, foreword VROOM, Richard

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FOSS, Charles H. Cabinetmakers of the Eastern Seaboard : A Study of Early Canadian Furniture. Text by Charles H. Voss. Photography by Richard Vroom. (Toronto) : M.H. Feheley Publishers Limited, (1977). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-ix,(1),1-156,(2). Folio, Light brown cloth, lettered in white on front board and spine. For "Eastern Seaboard", it would be more accurate to read "New Brunswick". "With 234 illustrations, 40 in full colour". Charles Henry Foss (b.1915, Amherst, Nova Scotia - d. June 4, 1983, Saint John, New Brunswick) was chief Curator at Kings Landing, and was made a Member of the Order of Canada. "The fine furniture tradition in Canada's eastern provinces was influenced by the arrival of the Loyalists in 1783. Among those who came were people of wealth and quality who transported, by sea, furnishings thatwere superior in craftsmanship and design. Accomplished cabinetmakers arri ving later from Great Britain and the United States continued the traditionwith their skills and developed taste; father taught son, and son preserve d the craft. This book deals with twelve of the most eminent craftsmen in the area over the last two hundred years. Author Charles Foss discusses Loyalist and other influences, the choice of woods , the evolution of design and decoration. He has compiled biographical information on the craftsmen, their families and business relationships wherever facts are known, and the furniture illustrated was carefully chosen to be representative of the thousands of fine pieces existing today in collections and in the homes of descendants. Accompanying each piece, a caption describes in depth the style, special features, materials, and often the history of a particular item, making this book a valuable reference for collectors. Richard Vroom's superb photography illuminates a legacy of hand-crafted furniture left behind by skilled cabinetmakers with a deep pride in their craft and in individual accomplishment." from the dj. Contents: Foreword by Stuart Allen Smith; Introduction; The Loyalist Influence; Robert Chillas; Thomas Nisbet [1776-1850]; Alexander Lawrence [1788-1843]; James Hawes; John Warren Moore [b. September 12, 1812, Moores Mills, N.B. - d. November 13, 1893 in St Stephen]; Thomas Jefferson Caswell [March 1806 - July 1894]; Charles Thompson; John D. and Jonas Howe [John Donanallen Howe (b. August 14, 1841)]; Albert James Lordly [b. May 15, 1826 , Chester, Nova Scotia]; Alexander Henderson [of Upper Woodstock]; Knox and Thompson [of Saint John: James Knox and William Thompson]; The Vroom Brothers [William Vroom (1848-1924), Edwin Vroom (1850-1932)]; Alban S. Emery. With index and bibliography. A very nice copy in very good dustjacket. Signed, with insciption, by Foss. With errata slip laid in as well as a small promotional card from the publisher. 75.00

Title: Cabinetmakers of the Eastern Seaboard : A Study of Early Canadian Furniture. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

Author Name: FOSS, Charles H. SMITH, Stuart Allen, foreword VROOM, Richard

Categories: 888,

Publisher: M.H. Feheley, Toronto, 1977, ISBN:0919880096:

Seller ID: 59931

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