Federal Furniture


Federal Furniture


By Michael Dunbar

The end of the 18th century was a fascinating time in American history. With the end of the Revolutionary War in 1781 and the ratification of the U.S. Constitution seven years later, the country was embarking on one of the most radical political experiments in history.

As the U.S. laid the groundwork for the Industrial Revolution, the arts began to bear influence of the era. The emerging style, produced from 1790 to 1820, is known as Federal.

In this comprehensive guide, expert woodworker Michael Dunbar provides complete, illustrated instructions for replicating Federal style tables, chairs, beds, chests, mirrors, desks and candlestands.

By addressing Federal furniture from the point of view of those who lived through the time as well as the perspective of the craftsmen who built the furniture, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in history, antiques and that era.

Page Count: 192

ISBN: 9781635617672 (Paperback)