Sometimes I get asked what my hobby is, because my job is other people’s hobby…but if you are a reader of this blog, then you know it’s birdwatching. So now it’s time for a new lens for my Nikon. Thus, some books for sale. These are furniture history books, not how-to books. Folks who have an interest in furniture styles and history will enjoy these books. They are extra copies that I have collected over the years; I used to pick them up when I saw them at reasonable costs; but I don’t really need so many multiple copies of things. Most of these, I already have two copies, a shop copy and house copy.
All are in good condition, a few have never been opened. I looked at prices on the web, and then just rounded these a bit to simplify. Anyone interested can email me & we can figure out details. I can take paypal, once I remember how to do it. Or a check. Shipping will be extra, especially for the Lockwood volumes.
Luke Vincent Lockwood, Colonial Furniture in America, 2 vols; 1913 edition. This one was a library copy, so not pristine, but still quite sound and in good condition. these are large volumes, 10 1/2″ x 13″. Along with the likes of Wallace Nutting, Lockwood is an important part of furniture history studies. $60 for the set. Shipping to be determined, these volumes weigh 17 lbs. – SOLD
I have several extra copies of American Furntiure – the journal I wrote about here https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/add-to-furniture-makers-reading-list/
I’ll just list the years I have; I am charging $40 for each, plus $5 shipping in US. Pretty much an average price; some go higher on the web, none much lower. –
1997 – issue focus is on Southern Furniture
1998 – 2 copies, one un-opened. Includes me on a three-legged joined chair, and Trent on turned chairs from Plymouth Colony.
1999 – 2 copies. An issue devote to furniture from Rhode Island. 1 SOLD, 1 FOR SALE
2000 – has an article about 17th-c Salem, Massachusetts furniture. Great photos of the group of cabinets from that shop.
2001 – has 60-page article by Bob Trent, Alan Miller & Follansbee on joined cupboards of Essex County.
2008 – unopened. has an article by Trent, Follansbee & Alexander on post-and-rung chairs. SOLD
One more, a real kicker. Robert Blair St. George, The Wrought Covenant: Source Material for the Study of Craftsmen and Community in Southeastern New England 1620-1700, (Brockton, Massachusetts: Fuller Art Museum, 1979)
This one has been my house copy for years, a little wear on the spine & back cover. Inside is tight and fine shape. I have a real beat-up copy in the shop, but my wife has a perfect copy that I have absconded. Hence this is extra. Exhibition of 17th-century furniture from southeastern Massachusetts. great great stuff in this book. Still the best treatment of Plymouth Colony furniture. $145 & $5 shipping, total $150 in US. – SOLD
If anyone is interested, email me. If any of the books sell, I’ll update this post, so the list will be current.