Author : Ejner Handberg
Description:The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are generally regarded as the golden age of furniture making. As roads improved and faster ships were built, worldwide commerce expanded greatly, carrying both raw materials and finished products to the far corners of the earth. In furniture making, just as in language, an American accent was developed. Just as in todays English language we have regional accents, so then in the golden age of furniture making an Americanized English style developed, breaking down into variations of regional style.This book will be of great help to cabinetmakers working on reproductions of early American furniture. The pieces which have been chosen for this book are those which have been admired by author over the years and they represent some extremely fine examples of early American design.