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American Furniture at Chipstone
Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque
A lavish presentation of this fine Milwaukee collection. Two hundred pieces of seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and early nineteenth-century American furniture. Each entry includes all known information about the particular object's history, cost, design sources, regional origin and unique qualities, as well as a photograph of the piece and a description of its salient construction features. Complimenting this rich catalogue are two essays. The first summarizes stylistic developments in the period 1680–1820 and seeks to place the Stone collection in historical perspective. The second, by Stanley Stone himself, discusses a personal approach to collecting that mixes obvious aesthetic joy and keen judgment—two qualities everywhere evident in this remarkable collection.
Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque is associate curator of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has contributed articles on American art to various scholarly journals and publications and is the author of Directions in American Painting 1875-1925: Works from the Collection of Dr. and Mrs. John J. McDonough (Carnegie Institute, 1982).
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LC: 83-040270 NK
480 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
19 color photos, 240 b/w illus.
Cloth $50.00 s
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