Resources: Furniture

American Cabinetmakers Database  Subscription site created and maintained by Maine Antiques Digest. This database contains over 36,000 records and is searchable by Maker name, Maker's State, and Form of cabinetry or Trade. The sample database includes records for the maker names beginning with the letter A.

 Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture  The Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture collects and creates electronic resources for study and research of the decorative arts, with a particular focus on Early America. Included are electronic texts and journals, image databases, and information on organizations, museums and research facilities. Made possible by the Chipstone Foundation, the site was created and is maintained at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries.

The British Antique Furniture Restorers' Association is the foremost national organization of craftsmen engaged in furniture conservation and restoration and was founded in 1979 to safeguard interests of owners and buyers of antique furniture and the antique trade.

Index of American Design  The Index of American Design consists of approximately 18,000 watercolor renderings of American decorative arts objects from the colonial period through the nineteenth century. Produced between 1935 and 1942, this visual archive reflects the expanding interest in American material culture that began to emerge at that time.

Old Salem Online  Contains two searchable databases: The Craftsman Database and The Library Database. The Craftsman Database's purpose is to collect and make accessible data on the lives and working habits of southern artisans working prior to 1821 by collecting documentary evidence found in newspapers, city directories, court records and private papers. The Library for Old Salem and MESDA contains books, manuscripts, journals, videos, maps, and microfilm. These materials support research in Moravian, local and southern history, the decorative arts, and museum studies.

 Swank Lighting Blog Sharing our obsession with decorative lighting, mid century modern design, anything Hollywood Regency, and anything else we find fun and interesting.

The Society of American Period Furniture Makers - Membership Society - Forum for understanding, education, and appreciation of American period furniture. Develops and encourages the use of standards and ethical practices in the reproduction and conservation of period furniture. Offers To offer membership to all with an interest in period furniture. Assist members with the identification and location of resources including people or organizations having specialized expertise.

 

 

 

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