Masterpieces of furniture design: a collection of measured drawings... . by Shipway, Verna Cook, 1890-1978
Call Number: Art Library, NK 2260 .S53 1931 vol. 1 - 4
This well-known reference work remains in use decades after its initial publication. Measured drawings of European and North American furniture, selected from museum collections, from the 16th through 19th c. are followed as essays describing stylistic features, function, and location of the original. Types include chests, tables, chairs, dressing tables, desks, highboys, commodes, couches, etc. The book's most outstanding feature is the measured drawings; accurate to the nearest 1/16th of an inch, they are especially valuable for woodworkers creating detailed replicas.