The First Ever Rare Victorian Giveaway!

by John Werry on October 18, 2007

CenturyOfRevivals1 730714 The First Ever Rare Victorian Giveaway!
For the first time at RareVictorian.com you can get something for free!

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.

Here are the terms to participate (both are required):
– You need to be a subscriber to the Rare Victorian blog updates via email. You can sign up here.
– You need to be a member of the Rare Victorian Community Forum. You can become a member here.

I will randomly select a winner on November 30th at 5:00 PM Eastern by combining the email addresses from the two lists above. If you appear in both lists at that time, you will be part of the eligible pool for the drawing.

It only takes about 30 seconds to join both, so use the links above to become eligible.

Good luck!

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