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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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  • Kane, Patricia E. “American Furniture in the Yale University Art Gallery.”  Antiques 117, no. 6 (June 1980):  1314-27.
  • Kane, Patricia E. “Furniture Owned by the Massachusetts Historical Society.”  Antiques 109, no. 5 (May 1976): 960-69.
  • Kane, Patricia E. “Samuel Gragg:  His Bentwood Fancy Chairs.”  Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 33, no. 2 (autumn 1971):  27-37.
  • Kane, Patricia E. “The Seventeenth-Century Furniture of the Connecticut Valley:  The Hadley Chest Reappraised.”  In Arts of the Anglo-American Community in the Seventeenth Century, ed. Ian M. G. Quimby, 80-122.  Charlottesville:  University Press of Virginia for the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1975.
  • Kane, Patricia E. Three Hundred Years of American Seating Furniture:  Chairs and Beds from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University.  Boston:  New York Graphic Society, 1976.
  • Kaplan, Wendy. “The Reinstallation of the Oak Hill Rooms.”  Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin 81 (1983): 46-59.
  • Kaplan, Wendy, et al. “The Art That Is Life”:  The Arts and Crafts Movement in America, 1875-1920.  Boston:  Little, Brown for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a New York Graphic Society Book, 1987.
  • Kassay, John. The Book of American Windsor Furniture:  Styles and Technologies.  Amherst:  University of Massachusetts Press, 1998.
  • Kaye, Mryna, comp. “Eighteenth-Century Boston Furniture Craftsmen.”   In Boston Furniture, 267-302.
  • Kaye, Myrna. “Concord Case Furniture:  Cabinetry Twenty Miles from the Bay.”  In The Bay and the River, 1600-1900, ed. Peter Benes, 29-42.  Boston:  Boston University, 1982.
  • Keno, Leigh. “The Windsor-Chair Makers of Northampton, Massachusetts, 1790-1820.” Antiques 117, no. 5 (May 1980): 1100-1107.
  • Keno, Leigh, Joan Barzilay Freund, and Alan Miller. “The Very Pink of the Mode:  Boston Georgian Chairs, Their Export, and Their Influence.”  AF 1996, 267-306.
  • Kent, Howard W. “Two Pedigreed New England Antiques.”  Antiques 40, no. 1 (July 1941):  32.
  • Kernodle, George H. “Concerning the Simon Willard Legend.”  Antiques 61, no. 6 (June 1952):  523-25.
  • Keyes, Homer Eaton. “Dennis or a Lesser Light?” Antiques 34, no. 6 (December 1938): 296-300.
  • Keyes, Homer Eaton. “Milton, Beverly, and Salem.”  Antiques 23, no. 4 (April 1933):  142-43.
  • Keyes, Homer Eaton. “A Note on the Seymour Manner.”  Antiques 32, no. 4 (October 1937):  179-80.
  • Keyes, Homer Eaton. “A Note on American Wainscot Chairs.”  Antiques 18, no. 6 (June 1930):  520-23.
  • Keyes, Homer Eaton. “A Study in Differences.”  Antiques 22, no. 1 (July 1932):  7.
  • Kimball, Fiske. “The Estimate of McIntire.”  Antiques 21, no. 1 (January 1932):  23-25.
  • Kimball, Fiske. “Furniture Carvings by Samuel Field McIntire.”  Antiques 23, no. 2 (February 1933): 56-58.
  • Kimball, Fiske. “Furniture Carvings by Samuel McIntire.”  Antiques 18, no. 5 (November 1930): 388-92.  (Part 1, architectural.)
  • Kimball, Fiske. “Furniture Carvings by Samuel McIntire.”  Antiques 18, no. 6 (December 1930): 498-502.  (Part 2, sofas.)
  • Kimball, Fiske. “Furniture Carvings by Samuel McIntire.”  Antiques 19, no. 1 (January 1931):  30-32. (Part 3, chairs.)
  • Kimball, Fiske. “Furniture Carvings by Samuel McIntire.”  Antiques 19, no. 2 (February 1931): 117-19.  (Part 4, other carver’s pieces.)
  • Kimball, Fiske. “Furniture Carvings by Samuel McIntire.”  Antiques 19, no. 3 (March 1931): 207-10.  (Part 5, case pieces.)
  • Kimball, Fiske. “Salem Furniture Makers, 1:  Nathaniel Appleton, Jr.”  Antiques 24, no. 3 (September 1933): 90-91.
  • Kimball, Fiske. “Salem Furniture Makers, 2:  Nehemiah Adams.”  Antiques 24, no. 6 (December 1933): 218-20.
  • Kimball, Fiske. “Salem Furniture Makers, 3:  William Hook.”  Antiques 25, no. 4 (April 1934): 144-46.
  • Kimball, Fiske. Samuel McIntire, Carver:  The Architect of Salem.  Salem:  Essex Institute, 1940.
  • Kimball, Fiske. “Salem Secretaries and Their Makers.”  Antiques 23, no. 5 (May 1933): 168-70.
  • Kirk, John T. American Chairs:  Queen Anne and Chippendale.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1972.
  • Kirk, John T. American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1982.
  • Kirk, John T. American Furniture:  Understanding Styles, Construction, and Quality.  New York:  Harry N. Abrams, 2000.
  • Kirk, John T. Early American Furniture:  How to Recognize, Evaluate, Buy, and Care for the Most Beautiful Pieces—High Style, Country, Primitive, Rustic.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1970.
  • Kirk, John T. The Shaker World:  Art, Life, Belief.  New York:  Harry N. Abrams, 1997.
  • Kirk, John T. “The Tradition of English Painted Furniture:  Part 1, The Experience in Colonial New England.”  Antiques 117, no. 5 (May 1980): 1078-83.
  • Kopf, Silas. A Marquetry Odyssey:  Historical Objects and Personal Work.  Montpelier, Vt.:  Image and Word, 2008.
  • Koplos, Janet, and Bruce Metcalf. Makers:  A History of American Studio Craft. Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
  • Koster, John. Keyboard Instruments in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Boston:  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1994.
  • Krill, Rosemary Troy, with Pauline K. Eversmann. Early American Decorative Arts, 1620-1860:  A Handbook for Interpreters.  Winterthur, Del.:  Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 2001.
  • Kugelman, Thomas P. “The Vine-Carved Case Furniture of the Connecticut River Valley.”  Historic Deerfield 11 (winter 2010):  13-17.
  • Kuronen, Darcy. “The Musical Instruments of Benjamin Crehore.”  Journal of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 4 (1992): 52-79.
  • Kuronen, Darcy. “An Organized Piano by Alpheus Babcock.”  In Organ Restoration Reconsidered:  Proceedings of a Colloquium, ed. John R. Watson, 59-169.  Warren, Mich.:  Harmonic Park Press, 2005.