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The Notebook of Philadelphia Joiner John Widdifield

American Furniture 2015

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    John Widdifield notebook, northern England and Philadelphia, ca. 1704–1720 with later inscriptions. Leather, paper, and ink. 6 1/2" x 4 1/8". (Private collection; photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Map of England showing towns associated with Widdifield.

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Designs and measurements for a spice box and scrutoire on p. 21 in John Widdifield’s notebook. (Photo, Gavin Ashworth.) 

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Spice box-on-stand, case and frame possibly from the shop of John Widdifield, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1715. Mahogany with white cedar and yellow pine. H. 25 1/2", W. 18 5/8", D. 9". (Chipstone Foundation; photo, Gavin Ashworth.) The spice box listed in Widdifield’s inventory was made of mahogany. 

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    Spice box-on-stand, case and frame possibly from the shop of John Widdifield, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1715. Mahogany with white cedar, oak, and yellow pine. H. 26", W. 17", D. 9". (Private collection; photo, Gavin Ashworth.)

  • Figure 6
    Figure 6

    Title page of John Stalker and George Parker’s Treatise on Japaning and Varnishing, Oxford, England, 1688.

  • Figure 7
    Figure 7

    Left: Inside front cover. Right: Book block page 1.

     

     

     

  • Figure 8
    Figure 8

    Left: Book block page 2. Right: Book block page 3.

  • Figure 9
    Figure 9

    Left: Book block page 4, numbered (1). Right: Book block page 5, numbered (2).

  • Figure 10
    Figure 10

    Left: Book block, page 6. Right: Book block page 7, numbered (3). 

  • Figure 11
    Figure 11

    Left: Book block, page 8, numbered (4). Right: Book block page 9, numbered (5). 

  • Figure 12
    Figure 12

    Left: Book block, page 10, numbered (6). Right: Book block page 11, numbered (7). 

  • Figure 13
    Figure 13

    Left: Book block, page 12, numbered (8). Right: Book block page 13, numbered (9). 

  • Figure 14
    Figure 14

    Left: Book block, page 14, numbered (10). Right: Book block page 15, numbered (11).

  • Figure 15
    Figure 15

    Left: Book block, page 16, numbered (12). Right: Book block page 17, numbered (13). 

  • Figure 16
    Figure 16

    Left: Book block, page 18, numbered (14). Right: Book block page 19, numbered (15). 

  • Figure 17
    Figure 17

    Left: Book block, page 20, numbered (16). Right: Book block page 21, numbered (17). 

  • Figure 18
    Figure 18

    Left: Book block, page 22, numbered (18). Right: Book block page 23, numbered (19). 

  • Figure 19
    Figure 19

    Left: Book block, page 24, numbered (20). Right: Book block page 25, numbered (21). 

  • Figure 20
    Figure 20

    Left: Book block, page 26, numbered (22). Right: Book block page 27, numbered (23). 

  • Figure 21
    Figure 21

    Left: Book block, page 28, numbered (24). Right: Book block page 29, numbered (25). 

  • Figure 22
    Figure 22

    Left: Book block, page 30, numbered (26). Right: Book block page 31, numbered (27). 

  • Figure 23
    Figure 23

    Left: Book block, page 34, numbered (30). Right: Book block page 35, numbered (31). 

  • Figure 24
    Figure 24

    One leaf torn out presumably (33) and (34). Following this spread are twenty-four pages each with the numbers in parenthises at the center top of the page beginning at (36) ending at (59). The numbering is consecutive.

  • Figure 25
    Figure 25

    Left: Book block, page 64, numbered (60). Right: Book block page 65, numbered (61). 

  • Figure 26
    Figure 26

    Left: Book block, page 66, numbered (62). Right: Book block page 67, numbered (63). 

  • Figure 27
    Figure 27

    Left: Book block, page 68, numbered (64). Right: Book block page 69, numbered (65). 

  • Figure 28
    Figure 28

    Left: Book block, page 66, numbered (70). Right: Book block page 67, numbered (71). 

  • Figure 29
    Figure 29

    Left: Book block, page 72, numbered (68). Right: Book block page 73, numbered (69). 

  • Figure 30
    Figure 30

    Left: Book block, page 74, numbered (70). Right: Book block page 75, numbered (71). 

  • Figure 31
    Figure 31

    Left: Book block, page 76, numbered (72). Right: Book block page 77, numbered (73). 

  • Figure 32
    Figure 32

    Left: Book block, page 78, numbered (74). Right: Book block page 79, numbered (75). 

  • Figure 33
    Figure 33

    Left: Book block, page 94, numbered (90). Right: Book block page 95, numbered (91). 

  • Figure 34
    Figure 34

    Left: Book block, page 96, numbered (92). Right: Book block page 97, numbered (93). 

  • Figure 35
    Figure 35

    Left: Book block, page 98, numbered (94). Right: Book block page 101, numbered (97). 

  • Figure 36
    Figure 36

    Left: Book block, page 102, numbered (98). Right: Book block page 103, numbered (99). 

  • Figure 37
    Figure 37

    Left: Book block, page 104, numbered (100). Right: Book block page 105, numbered (101). 

  • Figure 38
    Figure 38

    Left: Book block, page 106, numbered (102). Right: Book block page 107, numbered (103). 

  • Figure 39
    Figure 39

    Left: Book block, page 108, numbered (104). Right: Book block page 109, numbered (103). 

  • Figure 40
    Figure 40

    Left: Book block, page 110, numbered (105). Right: Book block page 111, numbered (106). 

  • Figure 41
    Figure 41

    Left: Book block, page 112, numbered (107). Right: Book block page 113, numbered (108). 

  • Figure 42
    Figure 42

    Left: Book block, page 114, numbered (109). Right: Book block page 115, numbered (110). 

  • Figure 43
    Figure 43

    Left: Book block, page 116, numbered (111). Right: Book block page 117, numbered (112). 

  • Figure 44
    Figure 44

    Left: Book block, page 118, numbered (1?3). Right: Book block page 119, numbered (114). 

  • Figure 45
    Figure 45

    Left: Book block, page 120, numbered (115). Right: Book block page 121, numbered (116). 

  • Figure 46
    Figure 46

    Left: Book block, page 122, numbered (117). Right: Book block page 123, numbered (118). 

  • Figure 47
    Figure 47

    Left: Book block, page 124, numbered (119). Right: Book block page 125, numbered (120). 

  • Figure 48
    Figure 48

    Left: Book block, page 126, numbered (121). Right: Book block page 127, numbered (122). 

  • Figure 49
    Figure 49

    Left: Book block, page 130, numbered (125). Right: Book block page 131, numbered (12?). 

  • Figure 50
    Figure 50

    Left: Book block, page 132. Right: Inside back cover.