Antique American Bed Hangings -Materials, Styles, Patterns, Types @ SPNEA

Antique American Bed Hangings -Materials, Styles, Patterns, Types @ SPNEA

“Bed Hangings. A Treatise on Fabrics and Styles in the Curtaining of Beds 1650-1850”

By Abbott Lowell Cummings. Published in Boston by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities in 1994.  3rd printing.

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DISCUSSION:

A very well thought of and valuable study on 18th and early 19th century bed hangings. Its genesis was a single-day seminar on the subject held in Boston on April 22, 1960, for which rare and interesting examples were loaned from collectors and institutions around New England. For this publication many of the observations made during the discussions are summarized; in addition, Abbott Lowell Cummings contributes an essay on "Fabric and Documentary Sources", and Nina Fletcher Little writes a chapter on Pictorial Sources.

DESCRIPTION & CONDITION NOTES: :

Softcover. 6”x9”, 60 pages, black & white illustrations.   Minor wear, light soil.

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