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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. 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 handsome pieces of handmadefurniture. Because of their beauty and fine workmanship, the products of N ova Scotia's pioneer craftsmen have found their way into virtually every town and city in Canada and the United States. [...] As the 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 andtheir woods and gives special attention to chairs, clocks and pianoforte c ompanies. Detailed appendices provide alphabetical lists of Nova Scotian cabinetmakers, chairmakers, joiners, pianoforte makers and clockmakers." - from the dj flap. Contents: Foreword by Lorne Pierce; 1. The Pioneers and Their Crafts; 2. Cabinetmakers and Their Woods; 3. Chairs and Their Makers; 4.Furniture Factories; 5. Clocks; 6. Pianoforte Companies in Nova Scotia; 7. The Romance of Collecting Furniture. Appendices: A. An alphabetical list o f cabinetmakers in Nova Scotia; B. A list of chairma ers in Nova Scotia; C.A list of the cabinetmakers, joiners, and turners who came to Halifax with Governor Cornwallts in June, 1749; D. A list of joiners on the passenger l ists of Foreign Protestants who came to Halifax from 1750 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. Very faint dampstain to rear cover, else very godd in moderatelydampwrinkled (rear panel), abraded (upper left front corner), spine-nicked dustjacket. Signed by MacLaren, inscribed to Blakeley. Editor's copy. 100. 00
Title: Antique Furniture by Nova Scotian Craftsmen. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed editor's copy.
Publisher: Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1961,:
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