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The art of furniture making flourished in Texas during the mid nineteenth century To document this rich heritage of locally made furniture, Miss Ima Hogg, the well known philanthropist and collector of American decorative arts, enlisted Lonn Taylor and David B Warren to research early Texas furniture and its makers After than a decade of investigation, they published Texas Furniture in 1975, and it quickly became the authoritative reference on this subject An updated edition, Texas Furniture, Volume One, was issued in the spring of 2012.Texas Furniture, Volume Two presents over 150 additional pieces of furniture that were not included in Volume One, each superbly photographed in color and accompanied by detailed descriptions of the piece s maker, date, materials, measurements, history, and owner, as well as an analysis by the authors Taylor and Warren have also written a new introduction for this volume, in which they amplify the story of early Texas furniture In particular, they compare and contrast the two important traditions of cabinetmaking in Texas, Anglo American and German, and identify previously unknown artisans The authors also discuss nineteenth century Texans desire for refinement and gentility in furniture, non commercial furniture making, and marquetry work And they pay tribute to the twentieth century collectors who first recognized the value of locally made Texas furniture and worked to preserve it A checklist of Texas cabinetmakers, which contains biographical information on approximately nine hundred men who made furniture in Texas, completes the volume....

Title : Texas Furniture, Volume Two: The Cabinetmakers and Their Work, 1840–1880 (Focus on American History Series)
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ISBN : 0292739427
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : University of Texas Press 1 edition October 15, 2012
Number of Pages : 352 pages
File Size : 892 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Texas Furniture, Volume Two: The Cabinetmakers and Their Work, 1840–1880 (Focus on American History Series) Reviews

  • Jay Charles
    2019-04-29 23:54

    Pricey but a good book on the subject. A must have for the furniture antiquarian of Texas. Texas furniture makers hardly compare to those of New England but there are those bright spots of European trained masters, local color and naively made rustics that many of us crave in this era of over polished particle board pieces. You will need the companion book to complete the set. It has been 35 years since the last definitive book on the subject and the recent volumes are eversomuch fuller.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-04-23 16:58

    I am biased since 18 of the pieces of antique Texas furniture located in our Museum of Texas Furniture are illustrated.

  • Bob Williams
    2019-05-10 18:53

    Outstanding review of historic Texas furniture makers - well written with great pictures and examples. A necessary companion to Volume One!

  • Ronald Chang
    2019-05-06 17:03

    A very well designed book that will enhance your knowledge of some of the finest hand made furniture by master craftsmen from about 1840 to the 1880's in the Lone Star State.

  • aggiemom2015
    2019-04-30 18:44

    I gave this to my woodworker husband as a gift. He loved it as much as the first volume. I recommend both volumes.

  • Richard Nelson
    2019-05-16 00:04

    The text is informative and the pictures sharp, showing details very well. I'm so glad these pieces have been documented.