Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1868. pp. plus forty-eight engraved plates. Oblong octavo. Original green cloth, gilt- stamped cover. Front hinge starting. Internally bright and clean. Very good. Item #WRCAM32817
The third furniture pattern book published in America, issued simultaneously with another Baird title, GOTHIC ALBUM FOR FURNITURE MAKERS. It was preceded by books called THE CABINET-MAKER'S ASSISTANT, published in 1840 and 1842. Depicted are a variety of bed stands, bureaus, wardrobes, tables, bookcases, and more, in a Renaissance Revival style. They are patterned after mid-19th- century French designs. All early American furniture books are rare.