1772 Philadelphia Furniture Price Book: A Facsimile (Primary Sources in American Art)

1772 Philadelphia Furniture Price Book: A Facsimile (Primary Sources in American Art)

In 1772 , a group of Philadelphia craftsmen published Prices of Cabinet and Chair Work , a thirty-six-page book listing the furniture forms they made along with suggested retail prices and the rates master furniture makers should pay journeymen for particular items. While some standardisation of prices within the craft had occurred in both Europe and America prior to 1772, the Philadelphia publication is the first furniture price book known to have been printed. This single surviving copy, now

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