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Women’s Painted Furniture, 1790–1830
American Schoolgirl Art
Betsy Krieg Salm

University Press of New England



Contents

• Foreword – Mimi Handler
• Preface: The Enchanting Box
• Acknowledgments
• An Introduction to Women’s Painted Furniture, 1790–1830
• The Process of Creating Women’s Painted Furniture
• Motifs in Women’s Painted Furniture
• Women’s Education
• American Schoolgirl Art Pupils and Their Painted Pieces
• Conclusion: “Ancients” and “Moderns”
• APPENDIXES
• Art Instruction Books of the Federal Period
• The Rules of Litchfield Academy, 1825
• A Chronicle of Sir Andreas B. Engstrom’s Advertisements Offering Lessons, 1825–1827
• Professional Treatment of Elizabeth Perkins’ Table
• Recipe for Finishing a Young Lady
• Suppliers of Materials Used to Create Historical Replications of Women’s Painted Furniture, 1790–1830
• Historical Societies and Museums with Women’s Painted Furniture in Their Collections
• Research Institutions Providing Archival Material on Women’s Painted Furniture
• Further Reading
• Glossary
• Bibliography
• Index

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