“Visual scrutiny of nineteenth-century period furniture isonly a partial means by which twentieth-century historians can identify and evaluate an object’s form and function. Important aids in the process of analysis are documentary sources such as inventories, letters, and receipted bills that help reveal the secrets of surviving pieces of furniture.”

Excerpt from:
"Some Unusual Stylistic Preferences in New York Cellaret Design, 1810-1840"

Susan Solny, MA History of Decorative Arts and Design ‘96

Susan Solny —Excerpt from "Some Unusual Stylistic Preferences in New York Cellaret Design, 1810-1840" ∕ MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies ’96
Philip Carlino—Excerpt from "Enduring Furniture at an Affordable Price: Reconstructing Nineteenth-Century Business Models" Michelle F. Jackson—Excerpt from "Springs of Salvation: Theoretical and Literary Readings of Glassware from Bohemian Spas" Penny Lynne Wolfson—Excerpt from: "Enwheeled: Two Centuries of Wheelchair Design, from Furniture to Film"