I find myself in possession of two copies of the Newark Museum Bulletin, “Century of Revivals: Nineteenth-Century American Furniture in the Newark Museum” and I’ve decided to give the spare copy away to reward the faithful Rare Victorian readers (or a fortunate passerby).
About the book: This is a very rare publication. I cannot find any for sale at any price on the web at this moment. I purchased one of my copies for $40 but it could be worth more now due to the current scarcity.
This 63-page book, prepared by Ulysses Dietz, Curator of Decorative Arts, documents in black-and-white photographs some of the key 19th Century pieces in the collection of the museum. This is a nice book to have in your reference library, especially for John Jelliff fans. Included in the book are pictures of pieces by:
- Albert Bonnell
- David Alling
- Michael Allison
- A.E. Noe
- John Jelliff (including pictures of lesser-known Jelliff items such as parlor tables, an Elizabethan Reception chair, a dresser, and Gothic Revival hall chair)
- Alexander Roux
- J. and J.W. Meeks
- John Henry Belter
- Mitchell and Rammelsberg
- Kingman and Murphy (a labeled table by them very commonly mis-attributed to Thomas Brooks)
- Collinon Brothers
- Gardner & Co.
- George Hunzinger
- George Hess
- Kirk and Jacobus
- Cooper Chair Factory
- Meier and Hagen
- Leon Marcotte
- Many more…
If you maintain a Victorian Furniture reference library, this is a great addition.
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