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The furniture of our forefathers

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Singleton, Esther, 1865-1930
The furniture of our forefathers
Volume I
New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1901
663 p., [151] leaves of plates : ill. ; 30 cm.

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Contents

[Half-title] The furniture of our forefathers I

[Title page] The furniture of our forefathers : volume I

[Contents] Contents : volume I

[Frontispiece] [Oak bedstead]

[Title page] The furniture of our forefathers : part I, pp. [iii]-[iv]

[Contents] Contents, pp. v-[vi]

[Contents] List of illustrations, pp. vii-[xii]

[Half-title] The furniture of our forefathers : part I, pp. [unnumbered]-[1]

[Frontispiece] Oaken cabinet, p. [2]

The furniture of our forefathers : part I : early southern : carved oak and walnut of the XVIIth century, p. 3

[The early settlers], pp. 3-7

[Contents of dwellings previous to 1650], pp. 7-9

[The looking-glass], p. 9

[The trenchers], pp. 9-10

[The bed], pp. 10-21

[Thomas Deacon's possessions], pp. 21-23

[The wainscot], pp. 23-24

[The carpet], p. 24

[Inventory of Leonard Calvert], pp. 24-26

[Miscellaneous information regarding individual possessions of the period], pp. 26-29

[Glass], pp. 29-30

[Various old letters], pp. 30-34

[The estate of Captain Stephen Gill], pp. 34-36

[The cupboard], pp. 36-38

[Rooms in houses of the seventeenth century], pp. 38-40

[Inventory of Mr. Gyles Mode], pp. 40-44

[The advance of luxury], pp. 44-45

[The chair], pp. 45-52

[Further increase of luxury among the planters], pp. 52-54

[The box, chest and trunk], pp. 54-58

[Inventory], pp. 58-61

[The cabinet], pp. 61-62

[The table], pp. 62-65

[Books], pp. 65-66

[Table-forks and warming-pans], pp. 66-67

[Influence of French Renaissance], pp. 68-70

[Home-made furniture], p. 70

[Furnishing of a court-house], p. 70

[Miscellaneous information concerning the Virginian settler], pp. 70-[75] ff.

[Half-title] The furniture of our forefathers II

[Frontispiece] Washington's bed-room at Mount Vernon

[Title page] The furniture of our forefathers : part II, pp. [iii]-[iv]

[Contents] Contents, pp. v-[vi]

[Contents] List of illustrations, pp. vii-[xi] ff.

[Half-title] The furniture of our forefathers : part II

[Frontispiece] Chest with bands of stamped iron work

The furniture of our forefathers : part II : later southern : oak, walnut and early mahogany, p. 79

[The early days of the settlement of Philadelphia], pp. 79-82

[William Penn : his house and furniture], pp. 82-86

[The estate of John Simcock], pp. 86 ff.

[The estate of William Lewis], p. 87

[The estate of John Moore], p. 88

[The estate of John Jones], pp. 88-89

[Francis Daniel Pastorius, founder of Germantown], pp. 89-90

[Baron Stiegel's house and furnishings], pp. 90 ff.

[The estate of Governor Patrick Gordon], pp. 91-93

[James Logan's house, "Stenton," and its furnishings], p. 94

[Description of furniture belonging to various persons], pp. 94-97

[Letter from Franklin to his wife regarding household furniture], pp. 97-99

[Advertisements of the period, 1729, showing "latest fashions" in furniture], pp. 100-102

[The clockmakers of Philadelphia], p. 102

[The bed], pp. 103-108

[Furniture, conditions, etc.], pp. 108-109

[The inventories and estates of various persons], pp. 110-115

[Famous houses of the first half of the eighteenth century], pp. 115-116

[Glimpses into the interior of mansions of the period], pp. 116-125

[Inventory of table goods and chattels of Joseph Wragg, Esq.], pp. 125-126

[Amusements of the planters], pp. 126-128

[Various tables], pp. 129-130

[China], pp. 130-132

[Silverware, plate, and table furnishings], pp. 132-134

[Chairs of the period], pp. 134-139

[The table], pp. 139-144

[The carpet], pp. 144-145

[The cupboard], pp. 145-146

[The chest of drawers], p. 146

[The clock], pp. 146-147

[Pictures and maps], pp. 147-148

[Mahogany], pp. 148-149

[General remarks regarding furniture of the period], pp. 149-151

[Furniture in Louisiana], pp. 151-[152]

[Half-title] The furniture of our forefathers III

[Frontispiece] Carved oak cupboard

[Title page] The furniture of our forefathers : part III, pp. [iii]-[iv]

[Contents] Contents, pp. v-[vi]

[Contents] List of illustrations, pp. vii-[xii]

[Half-title] The furniture of our forefathers : part III

The furniture of our forefathers : part III : early New England : imported and home-made pieces of the seventeenth century, p. 155

[The early settlers of New England], pp. 155-158

[Early houses in Plymouth and Salem], pp. 158-161

[Chests, trunks, the Atlantic passage], pp. 161-163

[Possessions of those who perished in the great ship], pp. 163-164

[Home of Governor Goodyear], pp. 164-166

[Governor Eaton's furniture], pp. 166-169

[Notable and aristocratic settlers], pp. 169-173

[Joiners and cabinet-makers, upholsterers and carvers], pp. 173-180

[Chairs, stools and other seats], pp. 180-196

[Extensive use of cushions], pp. 196-198

[Tables], pp. 198-202

[Beds and their furnishings], pp. 202-205

[The cupboard], pp. 205-211

[The press and the frame], pp. 211-213

[Chests and trunks], pp. 213-220

[Desks and bookcases], pp. 220-222

[Metal mountings, locks, keys and hinges], p. 222

[The cabinet], pp. 222-224

[Musical instruments and clocks and watches], pp. 224-225

[Looking-glasses and fireplaces], pp. 225-226

[Artillery-room of Major-General Gibbons], pp. 226-227

[Wealthy New Englanders], pp. 227-229

[Home of William Wardell], pp. 229-230

[Home of Sir William Phipps], pp. 230-231

[Dower furniture], pp. 231-[232]

[Half-title] The furniture of our forefathers IV

[Frontispiece] Sofa of gobelin tapestry

[Title page] The furniture of our forefathers : part IV, pp. [iii]-[iv]

[Contents] Contents, pp. v-[vi]

List of illustrations, pp. vii-[xii]

[Half-title] The furniture of our forefathers : part IV

[Frontispiece] Kas, walnut, veneered with mahogany

The furniture of our forefathers : part IV : Dutch and English periods : New York from 1615 to 1776, p. 235

[The early Dutch settlers], pp. 235-239

[Comfortable homes and early furniture], pp. 239-242

[A typical Dutch house], pp. 242-245

[Home of Cornelis Steenwyck], pp. 245-248

[Chairs, forms and stools], pp. 248-250

[Beds, bedsteads, household utensils and children's furniture], pp. 250-252

[House of Cornelis Van Dyke], pp. 253-255

[Home of Captain Kidd], pp. 255-256

[Marquetry and mahogany], pp. 256-258

[Oriental goods and furniture], pp. 258-259

[Porcelain and chinaware], pp. 259-261

[Pictures], pp. 261-263

[Chimney and cupboard cloths], pp. 263-264

[The kas], pp. 264-267

[Early importations], pp. 267-268

[Woods used for furniture], pp. 268-269

[Wealth of the Dutch], p. 269

[The doten-kammer], p. 269

[Colonial New York], p. 270

[Furniture in the early eighteenth century], pp. 270-274

[Home of Governor Burnet], pp. 274-277

[Development of the splat and advent of mahogany furniture], pp. 277-278

[Upholsterers and bed-furnishings], pp. 278-280

[Paper-hangings], pp. 280-283

[Architecture and fashions], pp. 283-284

[Woods and metal mounts], pp. 284-286 ff.

[Cabinet-makers], pp. 287-289

[Specimens of seats], pp. 289-292

[Importations], pp. 292-297

[China and glassware], pp. 297-299

[Tea-table appointments], pp. 299-300

[Ornamental china], pp. 300-301

[Luxuries of the dressing table], pp. 301-302

[Desk furnishings], p. 302

[Clocks and clock-makers], pp. 302-304

[Music and musical instruments], pp. 304-306

[Cards and other games, and toys], pp. 307-308

[Needlework], pp. 308-310

[Looking-glasses and sconces], pp. 310-311

[Lamps, lanterns and candlesticks], pp. 311-[312] ff.


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