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Research: Database of Early American Furniture

The Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture has hundreds of images, a list of 12 titles considered "significant books for the study of decorative arts and material culture," with an emphasis on 18th and 19th century American material culture: browse William Pain's "The practical house carpenter, or, Youth's instructor containing a great variety of useful designs in carpentry and architecture; the five orders laid down by an entire new scale" or George Brookshaw's "A new treatise on flower painting, or, Every lady her own drawing master: containing familiar and easy instructions for acquiring a perfect knowledge of drawing flowers with accuracy and taste." <>