Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Everyday Tastes of Regular People



“Painting preserves and embellishes furniture, and surely it is economical. These three qualities are the main reasons for the great popularity of this pleasing lesser art. It could be performed by both amateurs and professionals, and its appeal was widespread. Since it is not constantly striving toward the heights of style, painted furniture can be an accurate reflection of the everyday tastes of regular people.”

- Dean A. Fales, Jr., American Painted Furniture 1660-1880

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