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American_Furniture_in_The_Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art_Late_Colonial_Period_Vol_II_The_Queen_Anne_aLast week while teaching a class at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking on building the Connecticut lowboy from the February 2014 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine (#209) to seven excellent woodworkers (read more about the class here), I was asked to take a trip into New York city to the Metropolitan Museum (the Met for short). Of course, it took only minutes for me to say, “Hell yes.”

To prepare for the fun, I spent a bit of time online searching for furniture and collections found in the museum – what else should you do while hanging out in a hotel after class ends? I know. Drinking at local pubs is a great idea, but I’d done that a few times the days before.

While searching, I landed on a number of web sites that showed me photos and images of a few pieces the museum proudly had for all to see. One site, however, caused me to pause. I immediately pasted a link into my computer. Below you can see the page.

MET pageIn the lower right-hand corner, you see a green “Download PDF” box. A simple click in that box allows you to grab a great museum book free of charge. That’s FREE. Click the image to get to that page on the museum’s web site, then click the box and the download begins.

Happy Reading.

— Glen D. Huey

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  • seancphillips

    Nice! Thanks for passing on the link.

  • Christopher Fitch

    If you go to the search page and enter this search:
    Search publication results | The Metropolitan Museum of Art: you should get a list of all publications that mention furniture and have a Download PDF version.

  • larry7293

    Thanks for the link.

  • Chuck Bender

    This is huge! Morrison Heckscher’s book is one of the books I consider required reading for the true period furniture student. The fact that you can get it as a digital download for free is amazing – it’s a ground breaking work.


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