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Country Arts in Early American Homes
Nina Fletcher Little; Wendell Garrett, fwd.




Historic New England
1999 • 255 pp. 210 illus. (20 color). 5 3/4 x 8"
Decorative Arts & Material Culture / Antiques & Collectibles

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-58465-025-6



“Little, well known for articles and books on folk forms, here continues her reputation for scholarly insights . . . There is a good introduction to each subject... [continued in Reviews below]”—Choice

An expert looks at a wide variety of country arts that characterized early New England homes.

A delightfully written and handsomely illustrated study of country folk art in early New England homes up to the middle of the nineteenth century.

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“Little, well known for articles and books on folk forms, here continues her reputation for scholarly insights . . . There is a good introduction to each subject along with sound research and tracing of the objects’ history through the use of inventories, advertisements, and other primary sources . . . An excellent introduction to American country arts for the layman or undergraduate . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice



NINA FLETCHER LITTLE spent over sixty years collecting and writing about New England antiques until her death in 1993. Her "special contribution was to bridge the worlds of American antiques and folk art, bringing the antiquarian's passion for the past to the study of folk art. She combined a keen appreciation of the aesthetic qualities of an object with a determination to discover everything possible about the historical and social context in which it was created -- who made it, when and where, how it was used and by whom. For her there was no contest between object and context: she honored both." -- Folk Art SPNEA has also reissued her books Neat and Tidy: Boxes and Their Contents Used in Early American Households and Little by Little: Six Decades of Collecting American Decorative Arts.



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