Book Reviews

The book reviews and recent publications listed in the table below have appeared in the Society’s Newsletters. As with the Journal articles and the Newsletter research articles and event reports, these will be published on the website three years after original print publication. N.B. prices reflect those at the time of the review which often bear little relation to the currently available prices, particularly for specialist books with small print runs. Where discoverable, ISBN numbers have been included in this index. An Excel copy of the Book Reviews index, which contains the links to the reviews published on this page may be downloaded here.

 Title
2021 NL 75
Edward Town and Angela McShane (eds), Marking Time: Objects, People, and Their Lives, 1500–800 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020). 512 pp., 460 illus. ISBN 9780300254105.
Reviewed by Jeremy Bate
2021 NL 75
Paul Bruce, The Furniture of Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich: from the 16th to the 19th century (Gresham Publications, in association with The Friends of the Ipswich Museums, 2019). 40 pp. ISBN 9780956108050.
Reviewed by Jeremy Bate
2021 NL 75
Eve Eunson, The Fair Isles Chairs Project (Lerwick: Shetland Museum and Archives, 2020). 28 pp. £12.
Reviewed by Stephen Jackson
2021 NL 75
Claudia Kinmonth, Irish Country Furniture and Furnishings 1700–2000 (Cork: Cork University Press, 2020). 548 pp., 448 illus. ISBN 9781782054054. Hardback.
Reviewed by David Dewing
2021 NL 75
Humphrey, Nick, ‘The Great Bed of Ware’, in The Lives of the Objects, edited by Tristram Hunt (London: V&A Publications, 2020). 256 pp. ISBN 9781851779727. £25.
2021 NL 75
Bos, Agnès. Mobilier du Moyen Âge et de la Renaissance: la collection du musée du Louvre
(Paris: Editions du Louvre, 2019). 456 pp., 540 illus. ISBN 9782757214534. €59.00.
2020 NL 73
Paul Collier, Harris Lebus: A Romance with the Furniture Trade. Faringdon, Oxfordshire: Libri Publishing, 2020. 232 pp., 200 illus., ISBN: 978-1-911451-06-8. Paperback. £19.99.
Reviewed by Liz Hancock
2020 NL 73
Tim and Betsan Bowen, The Welsh Stick Chair – a Visual Record. Pethe Press, 2020. 120pp., ISBN: 9781527257146  £20. Available in the USA from Lost Art Press.
Reviewed by Philip Havard
2020 NL 73
Liz Hancock, Erma Hermens and Lindsay Gordon, ‘The Medieval Bury Chest: Mapping the Journey from Durham Cathedral to the Burrell Collection, Glasgow’ in Collecting and Provenance: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach edited by Jane Milosch and Nick Pearce (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019), pp. 161–174.
2020 NL 73
Pickvance, Christopher. The St. Mary’s, Climping and Chichester Cathedral medieval chests: a dendrochronological and comparative study’, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 157 (2019), pp. 173–187. *
2020 NL 73
Pickvance, Christopher. ‘Towards a history of the origin and diffusion of a late renaissance chair design: the ‘caquetoire’ or ‘caqueteuse’ chair in France, Scotland and England’,
Furniture History, 55 (2019), pp. 1–26. *
2020 NL 73
Pickvance, Christopher. ‘The Surrey group of pin-hinged, clamped medieval
chests: a comparative study of the chests at Chobham, Godalming, Shere and Stoke d’Abernon’, Surrey Archaeological Collections, 102 (2019), pp. 169–189. *
* can be downloaded from http://www.researchgate.net (enter Chris Pickvance and choose author).
2020 NL 72
Annette Carruthers, Mary Greensted and Barley Roscoe Ernest Gimson: Arts & Crafts Designer and Architect Yale University Press (London, 2019), 372 pp. incl. 320 ills; ISBN: 9780300246261; £50
2020 NL 72
Christina M. Anderson (Editor) A Cultural History of Furniture Volumes 1-6 London: Bloomsbury Academic Illustrations 208 colour and 227 bw illus Published 24 Feb 2022 Format Pack 1824 pp. Edition 1st ISBN 9781472577894 £395
2019 NL 71
Jay Robert Stiefel, The Cabinetmaker’s Account, John Head’s Record of Craft & Commerce in Colonia l Philadelphia, 1718–1753, The American Philosophical Society Press, Philadelphia, USA, 2019. 298 pp., 100 illustrations, mainly colour. ISBN 978-0-87169-271-9. $85. Available online at http://www.dianepublishing.net
Reviewed by David Dewing
2019 NL 71
Eva Oledzka, Medieval & Renaissance Interiors in Illuminated Manuscripts (London: British Library, 2016). 160 pp., hard-back, 140 col. illus., ISBN 978-0-7123-4973-4. £25. Only £11.99 post-free on Postscript Books.
Reviewed by Chris Pickvance
2019 NL 71
J. F. Houston, Featherbedds and Flock Bedds: The Early History of the Worshipful Company of Upholders of the City of London [Print replica] Kindle Edition, 2018.
2018 NL 69
Moira Coleman (Ed.), Household Inventories of Helmingham Hall, 1597–1741(Martlesham: The Boydell Press, 2018). 389 pp., 6 colour illustrations, 23 black and white, 1 line, ISBN 978–178–327247. £35.
Reviewed by Adam Bowett
2018 NL 69
Tara Hamling and Catherine Richardson, A Day in Early Modern England: Material Culture and Domestic Life, 1500– 1700 (New Haven and London: Paul Mellon Centre For Studies in British Art, Yale University Press, 2017). 311 pp., 179 colour illustrations, ISBN 978–0 –300–195019. £40.
Reviewed by Nick Humphrey
2018 NL 68
Noël Riley, The Accomplished Lady: A History of Genteel Pursuits c. 1660–1680 (Oblong, 2017), Hardback, 468 pages 415 illustrations, ISBN 978 0957599. Distributed by D&M Heritage Ltd. £47.50
Reviewed by Susan Stuart
2017 NL 67
Victor Chinnery, ‘Names for Things’, A Description of Household Stuff, Furniture and Interiors, 1500–1700, edited by Jan Chinnery (Oblong, 2016) 311 pp.
Reviewed by Peter Brears
2017 NL 66
Denis Lake, The Men Who Made the Celebrated Chairs: Windsor Chair Making in Tasmania. Limited edition 500 copies (numbered and signed) A$99.00. Pagunta Press, 2016, 178 pages, 163 illustrations, mostly black-&-white, and two maps. ISBN 978 0 9945386 2 8. Available from several Tasmanian booksellers and the author.
Reviewed by Treve Rosoman
2016 NL 65
Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture: the British Tradition, revised edition (Woodbridge, Antique Collectors’ Club; Illustrated edition (4 May 2016) 552 pp. ISBN 978-1851497157 £75
Reviewed by Treve Rosoman
2016 NL 65
Frank Lawley, Herterton House and A New Country Garden, Pimpernel Press Ltd; 1st edition (21 May 2015) 256 pages ISBN 978-1910258583
Reviewed by Treve Rosoman
2016 NL 64
Stephen Hague, The Gentleman’s House in the British Atlantic World 1680-1780, Palgrave Macmillan; 2015, 257 pp. ISBN 978-1137378378 £60
Reviewed by Treve Rosoman
2016 NL 64
John Allan, West Country Households, 1500-1700 (Society for Post Medieval Archaeology Monograph Series), Boydell Press; Illustrated edition (16 April 2015), 439 pp. 22 col., 199 b&w. illus.  ISBN 978-1843839941
Reviewed by Treve Rosoman
2016 NL 64
John Fiske, When Oak Was New: English Furniture and Daily Life 1530-1700, Ipswich MA USA, The Belmont Press (28 Aug. 2013), 265pp. 750 illus. ISBN 978-0975456927 $39.95 or about £25
Reviewed by Treve Rosoman
2015 NL 63
Nigel Ramsay (Ed.), Heralds and Heraldry in Shakespeare’s England,  Paul Watkins Publishing; New Edition (3 Oct. 2014), 352pp., ISBN 978-1907730351. £40
Reviewed by Chris Pickvance
2015 NL 63
Daniel Callicott, The Laurence Cadbury Collection at Selly Manor, Bournville Village Trust (1 Mar. 2015), 104pp. ISBN 978-0993213403. £15
Reviewed by Treve Rosoman
2014 NL 60
Barrie and Wendy Armstrong, The Arts and Crafts Movement in Yorkshire: A Handbook, Oblong Creative Ltd; First Edition (16 Oct. 2013), 424pp. 535 col. illus. ISBN 978-0957599222 £25
Reviewed by Treve Rosoman
2014 NL 60
Barrie and Wendy Armstrong, The Arts and Crafts Movement in the North East of England: A Handbook, Oblong Creative Ltd; First Edition (16 Oct. 2013), 304pp. 360 col. illus. ISBN 978-0957599215 £21
Reviewed by Treve Rosoman
2014 NL 60
Melanie Doderer-Winkler, Magnificent Entertainments: Temporary Architecture for Georgian Festivals
10 Dec 2013, Paul Mellon Centre, Yale University Press 270 pp., 9.00 x 11.00 in, 133 color + 100 b-w illus. Hardcover 9780300186420 (£40)
Reviewed by Treve Rosoman
2014 NL 60
Jenny Alexander and Peter Follansbee, Make a Joint Stool from a Tree: An Introduction to 17th Century Joinery, 2012, Lost Art Press: Fort Mitchell, 115pp., with many colour and b & w illus. ISBN 978-0-9850777-0-9 $43
Reviewed by Adam Bowett
2013 NL 59
Corinne Charles et Claude Veuillet, Coffres et coffrets du Moyen Age dans les collections du Musée d’histoire du Valais, Sion: Musées cantonaux du Valais, 2012. 2 vol. 182 et 248 p. (Valère, art & histoire; 3).  ISBN: 9-783039-192519 CHF59
Reviewed by Chris Pickvance
2013 NL 58
Adam Bowett, Woods in British Furniture-making 1400 – 1900: An Illustrated Historical Dictionary, Oblong Creative Ltd/Royal Botanic Gardens Kew; First edition (6 Aug. 2012), 396pp. ISBN 978-0955657672
Reviewed by Christopher Claxton Stevens
2012 NL 57
Jeremy Hodgkinson, British Cast-iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid 18th Centuries, Hodgers Books (1 Nov. 2010) 278pp. ISBN 978-0956672605 £24.99
Reviewed by Chris Currie
2012 NL 57
Yvonne Jones, Japanned Papier Mâché and Tinware c.1740-1940, Woodbridge: Antique Collectors’ Club Ltd (4 May 2012), 336pp. ISBN 978-1851496860 £45
Reviewed by Noël Riley
2012 NL 55
David R. Russell and James Austin, Antique Woodworking Tools: Their Craftsmanship from the Earliest Times to the Twentieth Century, John Adamson; 1st edition (28 Oct. 2010), 528pp. ISBN 978-1898565055 £90.
Reviewed by Treve Rosoman
2010 NL 53
Adam Bowett, Early Georgian Furniture 1715-1740, Woodbridge: Antique Collectors’ Club Ltd; 1st Edition (1 Dec. 2009), 328pp. ISBN 978-1851495849 £50
Reviewed by Megan Aldrich
2010 NL 53
Richard Bebb and Dr Sioned Williams, The Bardic Chair – Y Gadair Farddol, Saer Books; 1st Edition (16 Oct. 2009), 240pp. ISBN 978-0955377334 £25
Reviewed by Peter Collins
2010 NL 53
Libby Joy and Judy Taylor (Eds.), Beatrix Potter Thirty Years of Discovery and Appreciation, The Beatrix Potter Society 2010, 176pp. Col. Illus. ISBN 978-1-869980-26-9 £21.75
Reviewed by Noël Riley
2010 NL 52
Tobias Jellinek, Early British Chairs and Seats: 1500 – 1700, Woodbridge: ACC Art Books (26 Jun. 2009), 328pp. ISBN 978-1851495818 £50
Reviewed by Victor Chinnery
2010 NL 52
Robert Tarule, The Artisan of Ipswich: Craftsmanship and Community in Colonial New England, The Johns Hopkins University Press (2 Aug. 2004), 176pp. ISBN  978-0801878695 £28
Reviewed by Chris Currie
2009 NL 50
Dr Bernard D Cotton, Scottish Vernacular Furniture, Thames and Hudson Ltd; 1st edition (29 Sept. 2008), 304pp. ISBN 978-0500238578 £48
Reviewed by Chris Currie
2009 NL 50
Susan E Stuart, Gillows: of Lancaster and London 1730-1840,  Woodbridge: ACC Art Books; Slip edition (15 Aug. 2008), 800pp ISBN 978-1851495566 £125
Reviewed by David Dewing
2009 NL 50
Kathryn Davies, Artisan Art: Vernacular Wall Paintings in the Welsh Marches, 1550-1650, Logaston Press; UK ed. edition (31 Mar. 2008), 240pp. ISBN 978-1904396932. £17.50
Reviewed by John Boram
2009 NL 50
Elizabeth Anna Hodgson, Kenneth Hodgson and His Collection of Robert (Mouseman) Thompson Furniture, Harrogate: Philip and Elizabeth Hodgson 2008, 182pp. £30
Reviewed by Noël Riley
2009 NL 50
David Sherlock, Suffolk Church Chests, Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History (1 Jan. 2008), 112pp, inc. b/w & coloured illus. ISBN  978-0952139058 £15
Reviewed by Chris Pickvance
2008 NL 49
Noël Riley, Penwork: A Decorative Phenomenon, Oblong Creative Ltd; 1st edition (14 April 2008), 208pp. ISBN 978-0955657603 £35
Reviewed by Frances Collard
2008 NL 48
The Knight of Glin and James Peill, Irish Furniture: Woodwork and Carving in Ireland from the Earliest Times to the Act of Union, New Haven and London: Yale University Press; Illustrated edition (1 April 2007), 324pp. ISBN 978-0300117158 £50
Reviewed by Christopher Claxton Stevens
2008 NL 48
Margaret Ponsonby, Stories from Home: English Domestic Interiors, 1750–1850 (History of Retailing and Consumption), Routledge; 1st edition (28 Dec. 2006), 232pp. ISBN 978-0754652359 £55
Review unsigned
2007 NL 47
Richard Bebb, Welsh Furniture 1250-1950: A Cultural History of Craftsmanship and Design, Saer Books; First Edition (1 Jun. 2007), 2 vols. in slip-case, 825pp. ISBN 978-0955377310 £350
Reviewed by Luke Millar
2007 NL 47
Nancy Goyne Evans, Windsor-chair Making in America: From Craft Shop to Consumer,  University Press of New England (1 Jan. 2006), 528pp. ISBN 978-1584654933 $65
Reviewed by Peter Follansbee
2007 NL 47
J. F. Houston, Featherbedds and Flock Bedds: The Early History of the Worshipful Company of Upholders of the City of London, Sandy: Three Tents Press; First Edition (1 Jan. 2006), ISBN 978-0952160885
Reviewed by Christopher Claxton Stevens
2007 NL 46
Simon Swynfen Jervis (Ed.), Antiquarian Gleanings in the North of England by William Bell Scott, London Society of Antiquaries, 2005. £6
Short Notice
2007 NL 46
Christopher Claxton Stevens (Ed.), The Frederick Parker Collection: A Selection of Chairs, London: London Metropolitan University, 2006. £10
Reviewed by David Bryant
2006 NL 45
Claudia Kinmonth, Irish Rural Interiors in Art, New Haven and London: Yale University Press; Illustrated edition (4 April 2006), 320pp. ISBN 978-0300107326 £40
Reviewed by Fionnuala Carragher
2006 NL 45
Michael Dann, The English Smile : English Furniture and The Renaissance 1490-1590, Hatherleigh: E J Rickard Ltd; 1st Edition (1 Jan. 2005), 154pp. ISBN 978-1871330786 £30
Reviewed by Ian Phillips
2006 NL 45
Charles Tracy & Hugh Harrison, Choir-Stalls at Amiens Cathedral, Reading: Spire Books (1 Dec. 2004), 208pp. ISBN 978-0954361563 £49.95
Reviewed by Colin Piper
2006 NL 45
Linda Hall, Period House Fixtures & Fittings 1300 – 1900: The Definitive Illustrated Guide to Interior Styles Through the Ages, Newbury:  Countryside Books; Illustrated edition (3 Nov. 2005), 224pp. ISBN 978-1853067426 £12.99
Reviewed by Dr B D Cotton
2006 NL 44
Robin Wood, The Wooden Bowl, Ammanford: Stobart Davies; 1st edition (1 Jan. 2009), 192pp. ISBN 978-0854421305 £24.95
Reviewed by Victor & Janet Chinnery
2004 NL 41
Robert D Mussey Jr., The Furniture Masterworks of John & Thomas Seymour, 1 Dec. 2003, University Press of New England, Hardcover: ‎ 376 pages ISBN-10: ‎ 0883891263 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0883891261 Dimensions: ‎ 24.77 x 3.81 x 29.21 cm No price given
Reviewed by Christopher Claxton Stevens
2004 NL 41
Christopher Clarke Antiques, The Portable Empire, 2004, Christopher Clarke Antiques, The Fossway, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire England, GL54 1JS. £12.00 including p and p
Reviewed by Christopher Currie
2004 NL 41
Luke Beckerdite (Ed.), American Furniture 2003, 2003, The Chipstore Foundation, distributed by University Press of New England, Hanover and London, ISBN 10: 0972435328  ISBN 13: 9780972435321
Short Notice
2004 NL 41
Dave Hutchinson, The Sutherland Chair, history, design and construction, 2002, The Byre, 12 Lotts, Achtoty, Skerray, Sutherland, ISBN 0 9531 724 14 £2.50 
Short Notice
2004 NL 41
Tadhg O’Keeffe, Colin Rynne and Kieran O’Connor, Medieval Ireland: The Barryscourt Lectures I-X, January 1, 2004, Gandon Editions / The Barryscourt Trust, ISBN-10: ‎ 0946846308 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0946846306 Item Weight: ‎ 1.74 pounds
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2004 NL 40
Bryan Sentance, Wood – The World of Woodwork and Carving, 8 Sept. 2003, Thames and Hudson Ltd; 1st edition Hardcover: ‎ 208 pages ISBN-10: ‎ 0500511209 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0500511206 Dimensions: ‎ 24 x 28 cm No price given
Reviewed by Christopher Claxton Stevens
2003 NL 39
Adam Bowett, English Furniture 1660 – 1714 From Charles II To Queen Anne, 1 Jan. 1999, ACC Art Books, Woodbridge; First Edition Hardcover: ‎ 328 pages ISBN-10: ‎ 1851493999 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1851493999 Dimensions: ‎ 24.69 x 3 x 28.98 cm
Reviewed by Christopher Claxton Stevens
2003 NL 39
Paddy Ching, Mary Green, Sheena Harold, Elmfield House in 1722: The Furniture, books, jewellery and wearing apparel of the owner Catherine Morgan, Teddington Society History Research Group, Merton Books 1 Dec. 2002, Paperback: ‎ 30 pages ISBN-10: ‎ 1872560199 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1872560199, price £6.50
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2003 NL 39
Michael Harding-Hill, Windsor Chairs: An Illustrated Celebration, 1st Edition 1 Jan. 1999, ACC Art Books, Woodbridge; Hardcover: ‎ 160 pages ISBN-10: ‎ 1851494294 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1851494293 Dimensions: ‎ 21.03 x 1.88 x 24.89 cm price £25
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2002 NL 37
Mike Abbott Living Wood – from buying a woodland to making a chair, 2002, Living Wood Books, Greenwood Cottage, Bishops Frome, Worcester, WR6 5AS, 192pp, 160 line drawings and 120 photographs. ISBN 0-9542345-0-2. UK price £15 plus £2.00 p&p.
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2002 NL 37
Adam Bowett, English Furniture from Charles II to Queen Anne 1660-1714, 2002, Antique Collectors’ Club, Woodbridge, 328pp, 465 colour and 59 black and white illustrations. ISBN 1-85149-399-9. UK price £45
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2002 NL 37
Gabriel Olive, Farm and Cottage Furniture in the West Country, 2002, Regional Furniture Society,
135pp with more than 125 illustrations. ISBN 0-9543484-0-0. UK price £7.50 plus £2.50 p&p.
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2001 NL 35
Nicholas A. Brawer, British Campaign Furniture, Elegance under Canvas 1740-1914, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; 1st edition 3 May 2001 ISBN 0-8109-57116 232 pp. UK price £30
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2001 NL 35
Jane L. Cook, Coalescence of styles. The Ethnic heritage of St. John River Valley Regional Furniture, 1763-1851, 2001, McGill, Queen’s University Press Montreal & Kingston – London – Ithaca. ISBN 0-7735-2056-2. 288 pp. No price given
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2001 NL 35
David Knell English Country Furniture 1500-1900, 2000, Antique Collectors Club, Woodbridge, 415 pp, 100 col, 625 b&w illus. ISBN 1-85149-302-6 £45 hardback.
Reviewed by Noël Riley
2001 NL 35
Robert Ashley, Rushlight and Related Holders: a Regional View, 2001, Ashley Publications, (Brocante, 6 London Road, Marlborough, Wilts SNS 1PH), (£45+ UK postage £4). ISBN 0-9540090-0-2
Reviewed by Christopher Claxton Stevens
2001 NL 34
Robert Young, Folk Art, 2000 by Mitchell Beazley, ISBN 1 84000 136 4. Price £25.
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2001 NL 34
Clive Edwards, Encyclopedia of Furniture Materials, Trades and Techniques, March 2001, Ashgate Publishing, Hardback, ISBN 184014 639 7 £75
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2001 NL 34
Kay Johnson, Olivia Elton Barratt and Mary Butcher, Chair Seating, Techniques in Cane, Rush, Willow and Cords, 2001, 3rd reprint. 190 pp. 978-0864172105 UK price including p&p £19
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2001 NL 34
Martin Biddle, King Arthur’s Round Table, An Archaeological Investigation’, 2001, Boydell and Brewer Ltd, PO Box 9, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 3DF. 32 colour illustrations, 105 b/w illustrations; 544 pp. ISBN 0 85115 626 6
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2001 NL 34
David Knell, English Country Furniture 1500-1900, 2nd edition 2000, Antiques Collectors’ Club, Woodbridge, ISBN 1 85149 302 6. Price £45
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2001 NL 34
David Jones (Ed.),The Edinburgh Cabinet and Chairmakers’ Books of Prices 1805-25, with a new introduction, 2000 by Kirk Wynd Press, Cupar ISBN 0 9529829X0.
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2001 NL 34
Arthur G. Credland, Artists and Craftsmen of Hull and East Yorkshire, 2000, Hull, Hull Museums and Art Gallery, ISBN 13: 9780904490237, £ 9.25
Reviewed by Noël Riley
1999 NL 31
Ronald L. Hurst, & Jonathan Prown, Southern Furniture 1680–1830: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection, 1997 Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Harry N. Abrams Inc. New York. ISBN 0-87935-200-0 (CW) ISBN 0-8109- 4175-9 (A) Hardback. 639pp 825+ Illustrations, inc. 220 colour plates.
Reviewed by Dr B D Cotton
1998/9 NL 29
Jonathan Levi and Robert Young, Treen for the Table, May 1998, Antique Collectors’ Club, £35 hardcover. Reprint edition (17 May 2013) Hardcover: ‎ 216 pages ISBN-10: ‎ 1851492844 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1851492848
Reviewed by Barbara Pearce
1998/9 NL 29
Christoper Gilbert, Furniture At Temple Newsam House And Lotherton Hall, Volume III, 1998, Routledge (W.S. Maney & Son Ltd) 1st edition (31 Dec. 1998) Hardcover: ‎ 236 pages ISBN-10: ‎ 0901286869 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0901286864 £70
Reviewed by Adam Bowett
1998 NL 28
Graham Cornall, Memories : a survey of early Australian furniture in the collection of the Lord McAlpine of West Green, 1990, Australian City Properties, ISBN 10: 0731689364  ISBN 13: 9780731689361 No price
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1998 NL 28
Kevin Fahy, Christina Simpson and Andrew Simpson, Nineteenth Century Australian Furniture, David Ell Press, Sydney ISBN 10: 0908197586  ISBN 13: 9780908197583 No price
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1998 NL 28
Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Furniture – Specialized Forms, Hudson Hills Press, New York in association with the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1997. 256 pages, hardcover. ISBN 1-55595-064-7. 65 U.S. dollars
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1998 NL 28
David Jones, The Vernacular Chair in Fife, 1 Dec. 1996 Kirk Wynd Press 32 pages, 26 B & W illustrations.  ISBN-10: ‎ 0952982900 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0952982906 Available from Kirkcaldy Museum & Art Gallery, War Memorial Gardens, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KYI 1YG. £2.80 inclusive of p&p.
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1998 NL 28
Jonathan Levi and Robert Young, Treen for the Table, May 1998, Antique Collectors’ Club, £35 hardcover. Reprint edition (17 May 2013) Hardcover: ‎ 216 pages ISBN-10: ‎ 1851492844 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1851492848
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1998 NL 28
Mark Redknap (Ed.), Artefacts from Wrecks, dated assemblages from the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution, Monograph No. 84 Oxbow Books, 1997. 232 pages, 14 colour plates and numerous B & W illustrations, £37.50 hardcover.
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1998 NL 28
Christoper Gilbert, Furniture At Temple Newsam House And Lotherton Hall, Volume III, 1998, Routledge (W.S. Maney & Son Ltd) 1st edition (31 Dec. 1998) Hardcover: ‎ 236 pages ISBN-10: ‎ 0901286869 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0901286864 £70
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1998 NL 28
Kevin Fahy and Andrew Simpson, Australian Furniture: Pictorial History And Dictionary 1788-1938, 1 Jan. 1998 Casuarina Press over 1,000 illustrations, 600 in colour, ISBN-10: ‎ 0646229990 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0646229997, Price 485 Australian dollars. Postage extra at appropriate overseas rates. 
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1997/8 NL 27
Edward S. Cooke, Jnr, Making Furniture in pre-industrial America; the Social Economy of Newtown and Woodbury, Connecticut, 1996, The John Hopkins University Press, ISBN 0-8018-5253-6 hardcover Price 45 U.S. dollars or £37.
Reviewed by Richard Bebb
1997 NL 26
Denis Coggins (Ed.), People and Patterns – The carpet weaving industry in the 19th century Barnard Castle, 1996, The Friends of The Bowes Museum, 1996 ISBN 0-9508165-1-5. Available from the Museum Shop, Bowes Museum, price £11 including p+p.
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1997 NL 26
Edward S. Cooke, Jnr, Making Furniture in pre-industrial America; the Social Economy of Newtown and Woodbury, Connecticut, 1996, The John Hopkins University Press, ISBN 0-8018-5253-6 Price 45 U.S. dollars.
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1997 NL 26
Geoffrey Beard, Upholsterers and Interior Furnishing in England, 1530-1840,  25 Jun. 1997 Yale University Press; 1st Edition Hardcover: 360pp. 156 black and white Illus. + 220 colour plates, ISBN-10: ‎ 0300071353 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0300071351 Dimensions: ‎ 25.4 x 3.18 x 31.12 cm Price £50.
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1997 NL 26
Anthony Wells-Cole, The Art of Decoration in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. The Influence of Continental Prints 1558-1625, 10 Sept 1997 Yale University Press; 1st Edition, London and New Haven: 352pp with 125 colour plates and 375 monochrome illustrations. Price £50. ISBN-10: ‎ 0300066511 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0300066517 Dimensions: ‎ 26.67 x 3.81 x 30.48 cm
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1996 NL 25
Janet Sleep, Consumer Behaviour across an Urban Hierarchy 1650 to 1725, PhD Thesis, University of East Anglia 1996
Short Notice (1994 Research in Progress lecture summary here)
1996 NL 25
Jane Leigh Cook, The Furniture Heritage of Saint John River Valley Communities: Ethnicity and Regional Identity Formation in New Brunswick, Canada 1763-1851,  Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia October 1996
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1996 NL 25
Nancy Berliner and Sarah Handler, Friends of The House: Furniture From China’s Towns and Villages, 1996, Peabody Essex Museum Collections Vol. 131 No. 2, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, Mass., USA 01970. Hard Cover ISBN 0- 88389-134-4 $50.00 USD/Soft Cover ISSN 1074-0457 $25.00 USD. 133 pages
Reviewed by Jane L Cook
1996 NL 25
Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs, 1996, Hudson Hills Press in associa­tion with the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum) 744 pp.m, 969 b. & w., 25 col. illus., 24 maps, ISBN 1-55595-112-0; Library of Congress Number 95-43862. $125.
Reviewed by Dr B D Cotton
1996 NL 24
John A Fleming, The Painted Furniture of French Canada, 1700-1840, 1994, Camden East, Ontario: Camden House and the Canadian Museum of Civilization, 179 pp. 108 illustrations. ($34.95 Canadian plus taxes Canadian: hardcover). ISBN: 0-921820-85-2. No price given.
Reviewed by Jane L Cook
1996 NL 24
Michael S Bird, Canadian Country Furniture, 1675-1950, 1994, Toronto: Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited, 403 pp. 704 photographs. ($75.00 Can/$60.00 U.S.: hardcover). ISBN: 1-55046-087-0
Reviewed by Jane L Cook Observations to Editor by Michael S Bird 1997 NL 26
1996 NL 24
Lindsay Boynton (Ed.), Gillow Furniture Designs 1760–1800, 1995, Bloomfield Press, First Edition 4to. navy blue clothbound hardback, gilt, in dust jacket. 239pp. with colour and b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0952511509 No price given
Reviewed by Adam Bowett
1996 NL 24
Todd Gray (Ed.), Devon Household Accounts 1627-59 Part 1 Sir Richard and Lady Lucy Reynell of Forde House, 1627-43, John Willoughby of Leyhill 1644-6 and Sir Edward Wise of Sydenham, 1656-9, 1995 Devon & Cornwall Record Society c/o Devon and Exeter Institutions, 7 Cathedral Close, Exeter EXI 1EZ. Price £15
Short Notice
1996 NL 24
Jeremy Myerson, Makepeace – A Spirit Of Adventure In Craft & Design, 26 October 1995 Conran Octopus (USA: Abbeville Press) 279 x 240mm 208pp. 185 colour and 40 b&w photographs. ISBN 1 85029 712 6 Price £35. 
Short Notice
1996 NL 24
Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs, 1996, Hudson Hills Press Inc., Suite 1308, 230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY10001-7704, price $125 (Approx £85) ISBN 1-55595-112-0
Short Notice
1995 NL 22
Joseph Moxon’s Mechanick Exercises or The Doctrine of Handy-Works Applied to The Arts of Smithing, Joinery, Carpentry, Turning, Bricklaying, available as a reprint of the 1703 edition from Roy Arnold.  £14.95 Net (Full text available online here)
Short Notice
1995 NL 22
John M Whelan, The Wooden Plane: Its History, Form And Function, With over 1,000 illustrations by the author, Nov.1993 Publisher: Astragal Press, Mendham, New Jersey, USA Available in the UK from Roy Arnold, 77 High Street, Needham Market, Ipswich, IP6 8AN ISBN 1 879335 32 8, vi + 504 pages, 260×182 mm, 1,041 illustrations, 90 simple and 300 complex line drawings of mouldings, £27.50 net
Reviewed by Colin Piper
1995 NL 22
W L Goodman, Revised by Jane and Mark Rees, ‘British Planemakers’ From 1700, 3rd edition published November 1993 (original edition 1968). Publisher: Roy Arnold, 77 High Street, Needham Market, Ipswich IP6 8AN. ISBN 0 904638 09 X, xiv+514 pages, 253x180mm, 1850 marks, 49 b/w plates, 1650 stamps, 77 trade marks + line drawings £25.00 net
Reviewed by Colin Piper
1995 NL 22
Linda Hall, Fixtures And Fittings In Dated Houses 1567-1763, Council For British Archaeology Practical Handbooks In Archaeology No. 11, Drawings by Linda Hall. Text by N.W. Alcock and Linda Hall.
CBA, Bowes Morrell House, 111 Walmgate, York YO1 2UA. Price £6.00 +0.50 post and packing. Council for British Archaeology (31 Dec. 1994) Paperback: ‎ 75 pages ISBN-10: ‎ 1872414524 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1872414522 Dimensions: ‎ 14.61 x 0.64 x 20.96 cm
Short Notice
1994 NL 21
George Nicolle, The Woodworking Trades: A Select Bibliography, 1993 Twybill Press, Plymouth. ISBN 0 9522285 05, 160pp £12.95 hardback.
Reviewed by Michael Legg
1994 NL 21
Theodore R Crom, An Eighteenth-century English Brass Hardware Catalogue, A reproduction of an anonymous catalogue of brass hardware for furniture, dating from about 1770, consisting of 125 plates. Introduction by Ted Crom, 12 pages; 11 b/w illustrations; short bibliography; index to the contents of the catalogue; 9″ x 12″ hard cover; 1994. ISBN 0-9604888-5-5 Available from the author at Route 2, Box 212, Hawthorne, Florida 32640, U.S.A. $95.00 plus $5.00 overseas postage.
Reviewed by Professor Alan Smith
1994 NL 20
Anthony J Conybeare, A Discourse on Boxes of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, ROSCA Publications, Units 7/10, Hanley Workshops, Hanley Swan, Worcestershire WR8 ODX. 1992, 160 pp 130 b/w photographs, Designed and Produced by the Author, ISBN 0 9517678 1 X £14.50
Reviewed by Dr B D Cotton 
1994 NL 20
Richard Bebb, Welsh Country Furniture, Shire Publications Ltd., Cromwell House, Church Street, Princes Risborough, Bucks HP27 9AJ. ISBN 0 7478 0236 X, 1994 pp 32 Illus. 49, Price £2.25
Reviewed by Luke Millar
1994 NL 20
Claudia Kinmonth, Irish Country Furniture 1700-1950, Yale University Press, 1993, 256 p.p 320 illustrations, ISBN 0 300 05574 9, £29.95
Reviewed by Dabheoc Lynne
1993 NL 19
Annette Carruthers, Edward Barnsley and his Workshop – Arts and Crafts in the Twentieth Century, White Cockade, 1992 208pp hardback, £17.95 ISBN 1-873487-00-2
Reviewed by Andy Gunn
1993 NL 19
Jonathan Prown, A Cultural Analysis of Furniture Making in Petersburg, Virginia, 1760-1820, MESDA (Box 10310) Salem Station, Winston-Salem, N. Carolina 27108 1992, 239 pp., available as an e-edition here
Reviewed by Adam Bowett
1993 NL 18
Tim Forrest and John Kirkwood, The Bonham’s Directory – 1993, Kyle Cathie Ltd, 1992, ISBN 1 85626 073 9, £10.99
Reviewed by Roger Woods
1993 NL 18
Jack Hill, Country Chairmaking, David & Charles 1993 160 pages Dimensions: ‎ 22.86 x 1.91 x 29.21 cm £16.99 ISBN 0 7153 8767 7 ISBN 978-0715387672
Reviewed by Ian King
1993 NL 18
Morrison H Heckscher & Leslie Greene Bowman, American Rococo, 1750–1775: Elegance in Ornament, 288pp, 250 illus (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1992) $60. ISBN 0 8109 6412 0
Reviewed by Michael Legg
1992 NL 17
Thomas Crispin, The English Windsor Chair, Alan Sutton,  Sutton Publishing Ltd; First Edition (28 May 1992) Hardcover: ‎ 208 pages ISBN-10: ‎ 0750901179 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0750901178 Dimensions: ‎ 16.51 x 2.54 x 22.86 cm £14.99
Reviewed by John Stabler
1992 NL 17
David Knell, English Country Furniture -The National and Regional Vernacular 1500-1900, Barrie & Jenkins; First Edition (28 May 1992) Hardcover: ‎ 240 pages £35.00 ISBN-10: ‎ 0712639438 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0712639439
Reviewed by Adam Bowett
1992 NL 16
John Brown, Welsh Stick Chairs, 1990 Abercastle Publications, 2 Back Lane, Fishguard, SA65 9LD, 94pp., 62 photographs, 14 line drawings, 244mm x 185mm., Softback. £6.25 ISBN 978-1872887005
Reviewed by Luke Millar
1992 NL 16
David Yaxley, The Prior’s Manor-Houses, 1988, Larks Press, Stibbard, Norfolk ISBN 0 948400 08 0 64 pp. Price £3.95.
Reviewed by Lionel Reynolds
1991 NL 15
Susan Yaxley, The Reformation in Norfolk Parish Churches, The Larks Press, Ordnance Farm, Guist Bottom, Dereham, Norfolk. 58 pages. £4.95 ISBN 0 948400 129
Reviewed by Lionel Reynolds
1991 NL 15
A J Conybeare, Trees, Chests and Boxes of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, Self Publishing Association, Hanley Swan. 1991 224 pages £24.00. ISBN 1 85421 142 0 978-1-85421-142-2
Reviewed by Dr William Linnard
1991 NL 15
Christopher Gilbert, English Vernacular Furniture 1750-1900, Yale University Press 1991 294 pages U.K. price £40 ISBN 0300047622 978-0300047622
Reviewed by Christopher Claxton Stevens
1991 NL 14
David Bryant, The Traditional Furniture Maker, Batsford, U.K.,1990 (305 x 215mm. iv + 219pp.) £19.95 ISBN  978-0713459548
Reviewed by Luke Millar
1990 NL 13
Dr Bernard D Cotton, The English Regional Chair. First edition (hardback). 4to (30cm by 22cm), 511pp. 70 colour illustrations, 1400 b&w illustrations. Original brown cloth, dustwrapper. Antique Collectors’ Club, Woodbridge 1990 £49.50 ISBN 185149023X. 9781851490233
Reviewed by Noël Riley
1990 NL 12
Mike Abbott, Green Woodwork. Guild of Master Craftsmen, 1989. 208 pages over 200 illustrations. £12.50. Also Sterling Pub Co Inc, 1992 ISBN 9780946819188
Reviewed by David Bennett
1989 NL 11
Pat KirkhamThe London Furniture Trade 1700- 1870, Furniture History Society 1988, 219 pages, 58 illustrations. Furniture History Society. £15. ISBN 978-0903335065
Mike Abbott, Green Woodwork. Guild of Master Craftsmen, 1989. 208 pages over 200 illustrations. £12.50. Also Sterling Pub Co Inc, 1992 ISBN 9780946819188
Short Notices
1989 NL 11
David Yaxley, The Prior’s Manor-Houses, 1988, Larks Press, Stibbard, Norfolk ISBN 0 948400 08 0 64 pp. Price £3.95.
Reviewed by Christopher Gilbert
1989 NL 11
E. J. Warne: Furniture Mouldings (295×210 mm, xvi + 140 pp.)
Originally published in 1923, re-issued in paperback September 1989 by Roy Arnold, 77 High Street, Needham Market, Suffolk. IP6 8AN, England. UK Price £10.95. Post Free £12.05.
Later edition Publisher ‏ : ‎ Linden Publishing (US); Illustrated edition (1 July 1995) Paperback: ‎ 140 pages ISBN-10: ‎ 0941936333 ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0941936330 Dimensions: ‎ 21.34 x 1.02 x 27.69 cm
Reviewed by Luke Millar
1988 NL 9
Pat Kirkham, Rodney Mace & Julia Porter – Furnishing the World: The East London Furniture Trade, 1830-1980. 100 b & w and 8 colour illustrations Paper back, 280 x 210 mm Published by Journeyman, Price £10.95 ISBN  978-1851720088
Reviewed by Michael and Heather Staff
1988 NL 9
Charles Santore – The Windsor Style In America, Volume II Running Press, Philadelphia, 1987
125 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia PA , 1903, USA. ISBN  0894715518
Reviewed by Peter Murkett
1987/88 NL 8
Charles R. Muller and Timothy D Reiman – The Shaker Chair
1984 Canal Press, Box 28, Canal, Winchester, Ohio. 232pp. $40.95 ISBN 9780961111601
Reviewed by William J. Younie
1986 NL 3
W.T.R. Pryce and T. Alun Davies, Samuel Roberts Clockmaker: An eighteenth-century craftsman in a Welsh rural community, National Museum of Wales, Welsh Folk Museum, 1985. Price £19.50. ISBN 978-0854850716
Reviewed by Susan Stuart
1985 NL 2
Ejner Handberg. Shop Drawings of Shaker Furniture and Woodenware. Volume 1. The Berkshire Traveller Press, Stockbridge, Mass. U.S.A. R. price 3.95. Later edition ISBN 978-0881507775
Reviewed by Lionel Reynolds
1985 NL 1
Patricia Dirsztay, Church Furnishings a NADFAS guide, Illustrated by C. Cook, F, Curwen and P. Vincent. RKP 1978 £5.50
Reviewed by Lionel Reynolds