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American Furniture 1997

Editorial Statement
Luke Beckerdite

Preface
Allen M. Taylor

Introduction
Luke Beckerdite

A “Preponderance of Pineapples”: The Problem of Southern Furniture
Jonathan Prown

Dutch Trade and Its Influence on Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake Furniture
Robert A. Leath

The Convergence and Divergence of Three Stylistic Traditions in Charleston Neoclassical Case Furniture, 1785–1800
John Bivins

The Holmes-Edwards Library Bookcase and the Origins of the German School in Pre-Revolutionary Charleston
J. Thomas Savage

Crossroads of Culture: Eighteenth-Century Furniture from Western Maryland
Sumpter Priddy III and Joan K. Quinn

Irish Influences on Cabinetmaking in Virginia's Rappahannock River Basin
Ronald L. Hurst

Religion, Artisanry, and Cultural Identity: The Huguenot Experience in South Carolina, 1680–1725
Luke Beckerdite

The Furniture of Winchester, Virginia
Wallace Gusler

Leather Bottoms, Satin Haircloth, and Spanish Beard: Conserving Virginia Upholstered Seating Furniture
Leroy Graves and F. Carey Howlett

Adaptation and Reinterpretation: The Transfer of Furniture Styles from Philadelphia to Winchester to Tennessee
Anne S. McPherson

Staples for Genteel Living: The Importation of London Household Furnishings into Charleston During the 1780s
Elizabeth A. Flemming

Book Reviews

American Windsor Chairs
Review by Jonathan Prown

American Furniture of the 18th Century: History, Technique, Structure
Review by Myrna Kaye

Charles and Ray Eames: Designers of the Twentieth Century
Review by Glenn Adamson and Sarah Rich

Metalwork in Early America: Copper and Its Alloys from the Winterthur Collection
Review by David F. Wood

Of Consuming Interests: The Style of Life in the Eighteenth Century
Review by Robert F. Trent

American Case Furniture, 1680–1840: Selections from the DAR Museum Collection
Review by Gerald W. R. Ward

Making Furniture in Preindustrial America: The Social Economy of Newtown and Woodbury, Connecticut
Review by Kevin M. Sweeney