SPANISH COLONIAL FURNITURE
By Arthur Durward Williams
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This book details the outgrowth of years of study of Spanish-American colonial furniture as it was developed in the vast territory now included in the states of Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. In addition to a detailed explanation of the styles of furniture it contains designs of and directions for making fifty-seven pieces which are adaptations of authentic Spanish models. Projects cover a wide range, embracing trays, tables, desks, chairs, dressing tables, bookcases, benches, trasteros and amacens, the typical Spanish cabinets. Their presentations are comprehensive and simple, including accurate working drawings, photographs, a brief description of process, and a list of materials. The projects will give satisfaction both in making and in daily use, as well as helping perpetuate early American culture. There are elements of romance and beauty in this furniture which deserve to be widely used and enjoyed.
Arthur Durward Williams was a teacher in Native American and other schools for many years. As a result of his shop teaching, he recognized the need for projects for class use which are different and which have a definite place not only in the home but also in the history of the United States. His work brought him close to the finest examples of furniture in the American Southwest.
8 1/2 X 11 Illustrated