Furniture and Its Makers of Chester County, Pennsylvania
Author: Margaret Berwind Schiffer
Publisher/Date: PA: Schiffer Publishing (c. 1978)
Format/Condition: Used hardcover book in Fair condition: binding starting to crack at back hinge; half-title aged-toned; tiny nick at corner. Textblock strong and completely attached to spine> Pages clean and unmarked. Unpaginated (approx. 280 pages). Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 1 inches. Marbled endpapers. Some illustrations in b/w.
Description: This is a survey of furniture craftsmen working in Chester County, Pennsylvania from its founding in 1682 to 1850. The hand made furniture from the county has certain distinguishing features which are explained in the well-researched text, and illustrated in 175 photographs. Hundreds of cabinetmakers and other craftsmen are profiled in detail from their contemporary public records. The work is an important reference for furniture and social historians alike.