American Furniture in the Bybee Collection by Charles L. Venable

By Charles L. Venable

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A catalogue, released in organization with the Dallas Museum of paintings, of the 82-piece selection of old furnishings lately received by way of the museum. first-class colour plates and extra diagrams express the backs and bottoms to illustrate the main points of building. The textual content relates the background, value, constitution and , woods used, dimensions, provenance, and exhibitions and guides for every piece.

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S Such chairs were probably made in both cabinetmaking centers. At present, it is not possible to distinguish with certainty the products of the two towns. Although thischair isa finely crafted example. with the rear stiles being cut from solid walnut , it isless elaborate than many related chairs. By paying more , the original owner of this chair could have had additional shells carved on its knees and clawand-ball feet added to the front legs. STRUCTURE AND CONDITION: This chair is joined with mort ise-and-tenon construction throughout.

Docket 261 77 . ECPR. 6. For an exce llent discussion of Salem craftsmen work ing around 1760, see Forman 1971. Joseph Gavet and his inventory are discussed at length on pp . 73-77. [ 21 ] Cat. sb Cat . Sa [ 22 ] Cat. Sc Cat. 9 [ 23 ] DRESSING TABLES were often made in conjunction with high chests (see cat. 8). Placed in a bedchamber, th e high chest held one 's linens and wearing apparel , while the dre ssing table contained personal items such as comb s, jewelr y, hair ribbons, and cosmetics.

A medial cross-brace is dovetailed to the front and back skirts and nailed in place. This member helps to stabilize the lower section. [ 16 ] Cat . 7 [ 17 ] The sides of the upper case consist of two vertical board s which do vetail into the top and bottom boards. The drawer runners are nailed to the sides of the case. The drawer dividers join the case sides with sliding dovetails. These joints are left exposed . The drawers are joined with relatively large and crude dovetails. Their chamfered bottoms fit into grooves run on their fronts and sides.

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