Rather Elegant Than Showy: The Classical Furniture Of Isaac Vose

May 31, 2018|
Rather Elegant Than Showy: The Classical Furniture Of Isaac Vose by Robert D. Mussey
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Isaac Vose was well known in his day among style-conscious Bostonians, his name synonymous with furniture of the highest quality and advanced design. His shop, the "first on Boston Neck," was in a prominent location and served as a familiar landmark in his South End neighborhood. Throughout the 1820s, 1830s, and as late as 1843, some nineteen years after Vose''s death, auction advertisements explicitly cited his name as the maker of select furniture, with the association connoting quality and calculated to increase its sale price.
This book gathers in one volume the known works of Vose as well as those attributed to him, and it is gorgeously illustrated throughout. The authors hope that Isaac Vose''s work will gain recognition for its outstanding contributions to an American vision of classicism, albeit in Boston''s more conservative, less "dashy" style.

Robert D. Mussey Jr.was founder in 1982 of the furniture conservation laboratory at Society at the Preservation of New England Antiquities in Boston. He was founder and is now retired as a principal in Robert Mussey Associates, which provides comprehensive furniture conservation services to museums, private collectors, and historic hou...
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Title:Rather Elegant Than Showy: The Classical Furniture Of Isaac Vose
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:312 pages, 12.1 X 9.8 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:312 pages, 12.1 X 9.8 X 1 in
Published:May 31, 2018
Publisher:David R. Godine, Publisher
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781567926194

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