American Painted Floors before 1840. Paint, Anne Eckert Brown.

American Painted Floors before 1840.

Rhode Island: Spring Green Books, 2008. First edition, limited (1000 copies). Wraps. Quarto, pp. 135, indexed, illustrated w/ color and b/w photographs. New. Item #21002

A visual feast! The author has been researching, teaching and practicing 18th and 19th century American painting techniques for the past 40 years. Sandra Cohen, president of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration, is quoted as saying about this title, "The author proceeds like an archaeologist; Brown's eyes travel through the painted interiors, search and detecting clues. Each house on Brown's itinerary has a story, and her voluminous context whets our appetites to explore many different aspects of early American decoration. Brown's attraction to historic houses and their decorative painted interiors stirred her curiosity and ignited her passion to learn more about the origin of these designs, techniques and the authors of these early architectural canvases. All the details surrounding early painted floor decor before 1850 are rich and fascinating." As with Ms. Eckert's earlier books, very erudite, well researched, written, documented and illustrated. For the period homeowner and craftsman alike. From the Old House Journal reference library.

Price: $40.00

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