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American Furniture 1996

Editorial Statement
Luke Beckerdite

Preface
Allen M. Taylor

Introduction
Luke Beckerdite

Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Reform Movement in Furniture Design: The J. Matthew Meier and Ernest Hagen Commission of 1882–1885
Milo M. Naeve

Frog Backs and Turkey Legs: The Nomenclature of Vernacular Seating Furniture, 1740–1850
Nancy Goyne Evans

Designs for Philadelphia Carvers
Richard H. Randall, Jr.

Is It Phyfe?
Deborah Dependahl Waters

Seventeenth-Century Joinery from Braintree, Massachusetts: The Savell Shop Tradition
Peter Follansbee and John D. Alexander

The Rococo, the Grotto, and the Philadelphia High Chest
Jonathan Prown and Richard Miller

Beautiful Specimens, Elegant Patterns: New York Furniture for the Charleston Market, 1810–1840
Maurie D. McInnis and Robert A. Leath

Boston and New York leather Chairs: A Reappraisal
Roger Gonzales and Daniel Putnam Brown, Jr.

Admitted into the Mysteries: The Benjamin Bucktrout Masonic Master's Chair
F. Cary Howlett

Immigrant Carvers and the Development of the Rococo Syle
Luke Beckerdite

The Very Pink of the Mode: Boston Georgian Chairs, Their Export, and Their Influence
Leigh Keno, Joan Barzilay Freund, and Alan Miller

Book Reviews

American Cabinetmakers: Marked American Furniture, 1640–1940
Review By Bert Denker

Master of Mahogany: Tom Day, Free Black Cabinetmaker
Review by Ted Landsmark

Material Culture of the American Freemasons
Review by William D. Moore

The Painted Furniture of French Canada, 1700–1840
Review by Francis J. Puig

"The Best the Country Affords" Vermont Furniture, 1765–1850 and Vermont Cabinetmakers and Chairmakers Before 1855: A Checklist
Review by Edwin A. Churchill

Vermont Cabinetmakers and Chairmakers Before 1855: A Checklist
Review by Edwin A. Churchill