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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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  • Campbell, Christopher M. American Chippendale Furniture, 1755-1790.  Dearborn, Mich.:  Edison Institute, 1975.
  • Carlisle, Nancy. Cherished Possessions:  A New England Legacy.  Boston:  Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities in association with Antique Collectors’ Club, 2003.
  • Carlisle, Nancy. “Epes Ellery:  A Rare Clockmaker’s Label.”  Catalogue of Antiques and Fine Art 7, no. 1 (summer 2006):  132-36.
  • Carpenter, Charles H., and Mary Grace Carpenter. The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket.  New York:  Dodd, Mead and Co., 1987.
  • Carpenter, Charles H., and Mary Grace Carpenter. “Nantucket Furniture.”  Antiques 133, no. 5 (May 1988):  1160-73.
  • Carr, Dennis, and Derin Bray. “The Ingenious Patent Extension Tables of Cornelius Briggs.”  Antiques and Fine Art 10, no. 2 (spring 2010):  202-5.
  • Catalano, Kathleen M. “Abraham Kimball (1798-1890):  Salem Cabinetmaker.”  American Art Journal 11, no. 2 (April 1979): 62-70.
  • Chadwell, Pauline Soroka. “The Colonel Jeremiah Lee Mansion.”  Antiques 48, no. 6 (December 1945):  353-55.
  • Cheney, Robert C. “Roxbury Eight-Day Movements and the English Connection, 1786-1825.”  Antiques 157, no. 4 (April 2000):  606-15.
  • Chinnery, Victor. Oak Furniture, the British Tradition:  A History of Early Furniture in the British Isles and New England.  Woodbridge, Suffolk:  Antique Collectors’ Club, 1979.
  • Clunie, Margaret Burke. “Furniture Craftsmen of Salem, Massachusetts, in the Federal Period.”  Essex Institute Historical Collections 113, no. 3 (July 1977): 91-103.
  • Clunie, Margaret Burke. “Joseph True and the Piecework System in Salem.”  Antiques 111, no. 5 (May 1977):  1006-13.
  • Clunie, Margaret Burke, Anne Farnam, and Robert F. Trent. Furniture at the Essex Institute.  Salem, Mass.:  Essex Institute, 1980.
  • Colglazier, Gail Nessel. Springfield Furniture, 1700-1850:  A Large and Rich Assortment.  Springfield, Mass.:  Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, 1990.
  • Comstock, Helen. “American Furniture in California.”  Antiques 65, no. 1 (January 1954):  52-61.
  • Comstock, Helen. American Furniture:  Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Styles.  New York:  Viking Press, a Studio Book, 1962.
  • Comstock, Helen. “American Furniture at the Forum:  Regional Characteristics of American Furniture, II.”  Antiques 55, no. 6 (June 1949):  435-40.
  • Comstock, Helen. “The American Highboy:  An Antiques Survey.”  Antiques 80, no. 3 (September 1961):  228-31.
  • Comstock, Helen. “The American Lowboy:  An Antiques Survey.”  Antiques 80, no. 6 (December 1961):  570-73.
  • Comstock, Helen. “Federal Furniture:  An American Style.”  Antiques 43, no. 3 (March 1943):  122-23.
  • Comstock, Helen. “An Ipswich Account Book, 1707-1762.”  Antiques 66, no. 3 (September 1954): 188-92.
  • Comstock, Helen. The Looking Glass in America, 1700-1825.  New York:  Viking Press, a Studio Book, 1968.
  • Comstock, Helen. “McIntire in Antiques.”  Antiques 71, no. 4 (April 1957):  338-41.
  • Comstock, Helen. “Spanish Foot Furniture.”  Antiques 71, no. 1 (January 1957):  58-61.
  • Comstock, Helen. “Wallace Nutting and the Furniture Treasury in Retrospect.”  Antiques 80, no. 4 (November 1961):  460-63.
  • Comstock. Helen. “Frothingham and the Question of Attributions.”  Antiques 63, no. 6 (June 1953): 502-5.
  • Concord Antiquarian Museum. Clock Makers of Concord, Massachusetts, as Gathered at the Concord Antiquarian Museum, 17 April to 25 May 1966.  Concord, Mass.:  Concord Antiquarian Museum, 1966.
  • Conradsen, David H. “The Stock-in-Trade of John Hancock and Company.”  AF 1993, 39-54.
  • Conradsen, David H. Useful Beauty:  Early American Decorative Arts from St. Louis Collections.  St. Louis:  St. Louis Art Museum, 1999.
  • Cooke, Edward S., Jr. “‘The Aesthetics of Craftsmanship and the Presence of the Past’:  Boston Furniture-Making and Wood-Carving.”  In Inspiring Reform:  Boston’s Arts and Crafts Movement, ed. Merilee Boyd Meyer, 58-69.  Wellesley, Mass.:  Davis Museum and Cultural Center, 1997.
  • Cooke, Edward S., Jr. “Boston Clothespresses of the Mid-Eighteenth Century.”  Journal of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1 (1989):  75-95.
  • Cooke, Edward S., Jr. “The Boston Furniture Industry in 1880.”  Old-Time New England 70, no. 257 (1980): 82-98.
  • Cooke, Edward S., Jr. “Domestic Space in the Federal-Period Inventories of Salem Merchants.”  Essex Institute Historical Collections 116, no. 4 (April 1980): 248-64.
  • Cooke, Edward S., Jr. New American Furniture:  The Second Generation of Studio Furniture Makers.  Boston:  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1989.
  • Cooke, Edward S., Jr. “The Warland Chest:  Early Georgian Furniture in Boston.”  Maine Antique Digest (March 1987):  10C-13C.
  • Cooke, Edward S., Jr., ed. Upholstery in America and Europe from the Seventeenth Century to World War I.  New York:  W. W. Norton, 1987.
  • Cooke, Edward S., Jr., Gerald W. R. Ward, and Kelly H. L’Ecuyer, with the assistance of Pat Warner. The Maker’s Hand:  American Studio Furniture, 1940-1990.  Boston:  MFA Publications, 2003.
  • Cooper, Wendy A. “American Chairback Settees:  Some Sources and Related Examples.”  American Art Journal 9, no. 2 (November 1977):  34-45.
  • Cooper, Wendy A. Classical Taste in America, 1800-1840.  New York:  Abbeville Press, 1993.
  • Cooper, Wendy A. “The Furniture and Furnishings of the Farm at Danvers.”  Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin 81 (1983): 24-45.
  • Cooper, Wendy A. In Praise of America:  American Decorative Arts, 1650-1830/Fifty Years of Discovery Since the Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1980.
  • Cooper, Wendy A. “Nathaniel and Elizabeth West and the Ownership of the Farm at Danvers.”  Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin 81 (1983):  15-23.
  • Cooper, Wendy A. “The Upholsterer’s Art.”  In Early American Furniture from Settlement to City:  Aspects of Form, Style, and Regional Design from 1620 to 1830, ed. Mary Jean Madigan, and Susan Colgan, 26-33.  New York:  Art and Antiques Magazine, 1983.
  • Cullity, Brian. “A Cubberd, Four Joyne Stools & Other Smalle Thinges”:  The Material Culture of Plymouth Colony.  Sandwich, Mass.:  Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, 1994.
  • Cullity, Brian. Plain and Fancy:  New England Painted Furniture.  Sandwich, Mass.:  Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, 1987.
  • Cummin, Hazel E. “A Willard Clock of Unusual Interest.”  Antiques 16, no. 1 (July 1929):  46-47.
  • Cummings, Abbott Lowell. Rural Household Inventories:  Establishing the Names, Uses, and Furnishings of Rooms in the Colonial New England Home, 1675-1775.  Boston:  Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1964.
  • Cummings, Abbott Lowell. “Three Hearths:  A Socioarchitectural Study of Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts Bay Probate Inventories.”  Old-Time New England 75, no. 263 (1997):  5-49.
  • Cummings, Abbott Lowell, comp., with an essay by Nina Fletcher Little and a new introduction by Jane C. Nylander. Bed Hangings:  A Treatise on Fabrics and Styles in the Curtaining of Beds, 1650-1850.  1961.  Rev. ed.  Boston:  Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1994.
  • Cummings, J. L. “Painted Chests from the Connecticut Valley.”  Antiques 34, no. 4 (October 1938):  192-93.