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Nearly every publication on American furniture, especially those on early American furniture, mentions objects from Massachusetts, by virtue of the age of the state and its importance in the world of furniture since the seventeenth century.  The following list is therefore of necessity selective.

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  • Adamson, Glenn. “Mannerism in Early American Furniture:  Connoisseurship, Intention, and Theatricality.”  AF 2005, 22-62.
  • Adamson, Glenn. “The Politics of the Caned Chair.”  AF 2002, 174-206.
  • Adamson, Jeremy. American Wicker:  Woven Furniture from 1850 to 1930.  New York:  National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, in association with Rizzoli, 1993.
  • Adamson, Jeremy. “The Wakefield Rattan Company.”  Antiques 142, no. 1 (August 1992): 214-21.
  • Ahlborn, Richard. “Peter Glass:  A Maker of American Marquetry.”  Antiques 104, no. 6 (December 1973):  1096-1100.
  • Alexander, Jennie, and Peter Follansbee. Make a Joint Stool from a Tree:  An Introduction to 17th-Century Joinery. Fort Mitchell, KY:  Lost Art Press, 2012.
  • Alexander, Jennie, Peter Follansbee, and Robert F. Trent. “Early American Shaved Post-and-Rung Chairs.”  AF 2008, 1-25.
  • Ames, Kenneth L., and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds. Decorative Arts and Household Furnishings in America, 1650-1920:  An Annotated Bibliography.  Winterthur, Del.:  Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1989.
  • Ames, Kenneth L., ed. Victorian Furniture:  Essays from a Victorian Society Autumn Symposium.  Philadelphia: Victorian Society in America, 1982.
  • Andrews, Carol Damon. “John Ritto Penniman (1782-1841):  An Ingenious New England Artist.”  Antiques 120, no. 1 (September 1981):  147-70.
  • Antonsen, Lasse B., et al. Craft Transformed:  Program in Artisanry.  Brockton, Mass.:  Fuller Museum of Art, 2003.