19th century

Americans at Home: Four Hundred Years of American Houses

By Lee Pennock Huntington

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This children's selection tells how architectural styles have changed in America.

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Southern Furniture, 1680-1830: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection

By Ronald L. Hurst and Jonathan Prown

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"...examines objects that were once found in homes from Maryland to the Carolina Low Country. No other book contains so much fine and diverse furniture, such rich documentation, and such a coherent overview of the regional styles of the Old South.Incorporating both urban and rural, high-style and plain pieces, Southern Furniture 1680-1830 explores the economic and cultural diversity of the region, and provides the most recent information about the South's little-known but extensive furniture-making traditions." (Catalog summary)

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Field Guide to American Antique Furniture

By Joseph T. Butler

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"With more than seventeen hundred superb drawings, this authoritative book offers a unique visual system for identifying the style of virtually any piece of American antique furniture." (Catalog summary)

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The Bulfinch Anatomy of Antique China & Silver: An Illustrated Guide to Tableware, Identifying Period, Detail, and Design

By Tim Forrest

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Includes a picture timeline of the evolution of tableware and eating customs from the 16th century to the Retro period. Articles focus on the changes in customs over time.

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The Antiques Book: Outstanding, Authoritative Articles on Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Silver, Pewter, Architecture, Prints and Other Collecting Interests

By Alice Winchester and the staff of the magazine Antiques

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Includes illustrations of over 200 items. Each chapter originally appeared as an article in Antiques magazine.

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Antique Garden Ornament: Two Centuries of American Taste

By Barbara Israel

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A collector's guide to some 300 individual decorative objects from American gardens from 1740 to 1940. 400 photos, 100 in full color. 12 line drawings.

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Loud Emily

By Alexis O’Neill, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

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Born with a voice loud enough to shatter plates, young Emily finally finds her niche as a substitute lighthouse, warning ships away from the rocks. Carpenter’s oil illustrations in the style of early 19th century folk art add to the humor.

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An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving

By Louisa May Alcott

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While Mother is away caring for Grandmother, the seven Bassett children prepare their own holiday feast. From the author of Little Women.

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