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19TH CENTURY FRENCH INLAID MAHOGANY 6 DRAWER INLAID CHEST
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Beautiful Late 19th Century Inlaid Mahogany English Adams Style Kneehole Desk
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Antique American Early 19th Century Inlaid Mahogany Sheraton Sideboard c1820
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Middle Eastern 19th Century SYRIAN Inlaid Wood Mosaic inlaid backgammon Table
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Antique Early 19th Century Inlaid Tiger Maple Slant Front Chippendale Desk c1810
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19th Century Beautiful Inlaid Syrian Folding Game Table
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19th Century French Louis XV-Style Inlaid Commode Antique
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Antique Victorian Dressing Table Inlaid Mahogany 19th Century Dressing Chest
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A Kind of Archeology: Collecting Folk Art in America, 1876-1976
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This book explores the world of American folk art collectors people who saw the beauty and value of the furnishings, implements, and itinerant portraits that mainstream America had hitherto relegated to attics, barns, and dust bins. Although pioneer collectors sought out and preserved objects that are today regarded as icons, little has been known of their motivations, aesthetics, or display techniques.

Unlike the mainly white, professional, male collectors of furniture, silver, and other traditional decorative arts who were the subject of Elizabeth Stillinger's classic study The Antiquers, the earliest folk art collectors were a bohemian crowd made up of women, artists, immigrants, oddballs, and outsiders. They were drawn to folk art not by its prestige value but by its artistic, instructive, and ethnological significance.

A Kind of Archeology begins by examining the evolution of the concept of folk art, relating it to nineteenth- and early twentieth-century movements such as romanticism, nationalism, arts and crafts, and colonial revivalism. Four sections follow, each presenting a category of collector-antiquarian and ethnologist, modernist, decorator and aesthete, and patriot and nationalist-and offering portraits of individual collectors and dealers.

The book closes with the exhibition The Flowering of American Folk Art, 1776-1876, which opened in 1974. The show was so successful that prices shot skyward, and folk objects, after a century of being disregarded, misunderstood, then championed by a few enthusiasts and gradually accepted in a small segment of the art world, finally entered the realm of highly desirable and collectible art.

 

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