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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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- Lahikainen, Dean T. “A Salem Cabinetmakers’ Price Book.” AF 2001, 152-221.
- Lahikainen, Dean T. Samuel McIntire: Carving an American Style. Salem: Peabody Essex Museum, 2008.
- Lahvis, Sylvia Leistyna. “Icons of American Trade: The Skillin Workshop and the Language of Spectacle.” Winterthur Portfolio 27, no. 4 (winter 1992): 213-34.
- Lahvis, Sylvia Leistyna. “The Skillin Workshop.” Antiques 155, no. 3 (March 1999): 442-51.
- Landman, Hedy B. “The Pendleton House at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design.” Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 923-38.
- Lane, Joshua. “’The Full Splendor of Beauty and Grace’: Design and Proportion in New England Furniture.” Historic Deerfield 11 (winter 2010): 2-12. (On contents page as “William Lloyd Furniture at Historic Deerfield.”)
- Lane, Joshua. “Faux the Greater Good: Exploring a Grain-Painted Bureau in the Tradition of Athol, Massachusetts, Cabinetmaker Alden Spooner.” Historic Deerfield 13 (summer 2012): 27-31.
- Lane, Joshua, and Sidney Treyz. “A Highlights Tour of ‘Into the Woods: Crafting Early American Furniture.’” Historic Deerfield 11 (winter 2010): 54-56.
- Lane, Joshua, with James Ciaschini. “New Perspectives on Two Connecticut River Valley Cabinetmakers.” Historic Deerfield 11 (winter 2010): 37-45.
- Lasser, Ethan W. “The Cane Chair and Its Sitter.” AF 2010, 54-75.
- Lasser, Ethan W. “Reading Japanned Furniture.” AF 2007, 167-90.
- Lauria, Jo, and Steve Fenton. Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects. New York: Clarkson Potter, 2007.
- Leath, Robert A. “Jean Berger’s Design Book: Huguenot Tradesmen and the Dissemination of French Baroque Style.” AF 1994, 137-62.
- Levison, Deanne D. “A Boston Blockfront Desk-and-Bookcase.” Bulletin of the Friends of the Decorative Arts, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia (fall 1977): 13-18.
- Libin, Laurence. American Musical Instruments in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: W. W. Norton, 1985.
- Lindquist, David P., and Caroline C. Warren. Colonial Revival Furniture. Radnor, Pa.: Wallace-Homestead Book Co., 1993.
- Little , Nina Fletcher. Little by Little: Six Decades of Collecting American Decorative Arts. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1984.
- Little, Bertram K. “A McIntire Country House.” Antiques 63, no. 6 (June 1953): 506-8.
- Little, Nina Fletcher. Country Arts in Early American Homes. 1975. Reprint, Boston: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1999.
- Little, Nina Fletcher. Neat and Tidy: Boxes and Their Contents Used in Early American Households. 1980. Reprint, Boston: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 2001.
- Lockwood, Luke Vincent. Colonial Furniture in America. 2 vols. 1901. 2d ed., 1913. 3d ed., New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1926.
- Louis, Peter A., and Donald R. Sack. “John Chipman, Cabinetmaker of Salem, Massachusetts.” Antiques 132, no. 6 (December 1987): 1318-26.
- Lovell, Margaretta Markle. “Boston Blockfront Furniture.” In Boston Furniture, 77-136.
- Luther, Clair Frankin. “A Late Hadley Chestmaker.” Antiques 16, no. 3 (September 1929): 202-203.
- Luther, Clair Franklin. “The Hadley Chest.” Antiques 14, no. 4 (October 1928): 338-40.
- Luther, Clair Franklin. The Hadley Chest. Hartford, Conn.: Case, Lockwood and Brainard Co., 1935.
- Luther, Clair Franklin. Supplemental List of Hadley Chests Discovered since Publication of the Book in 1935, Together with Changes in Ownership as Reported. Hartford, Conn.: Case, Lockwood and Brainard Co., 1938.
- Lynes, Wilson. “The Slat-Back Chairs of New England and the Middle Atlantic States: A Consideration of Their Derivation and Development.” Antiques 24, no. 6 (December 1933): 90-91.
- Lynes, Wilson. “The Slat-Back Chairs of New England and the Middle Atlantic States: A Consideration of Their Derivation and Development.” Antiques 25, no. 3 (March 1934): 104-107.
- Lyon, Irving P. “The Oak Furniture of Ipswich, Massachusetts: Part I, Florid Type, Dennis Family Furniture.” Antiques 32, no. 5 (November 1937): 230-33.
- Lyon, Irving P. “The Oak Furniture of Ipswich, Massachusetts: Part II, Florid Type, Miscellaneous Examples.” Antiques 32, no. 6 (December 1937): 298-301.
- Lyon, Irving P. “The Oak Furniture of Ipswich, Massachusetts: Part III, Florid Type, Scroll Detail.” Antiques 33, no. 2 (February 1938): 73-75.
- Lyon, Irving P. “The Oak Furniture of Ipswich, Massachusetts: Part IV, The Small-Panel Type.” Antiques 33, no. 4 (April 1938): 198-204.
- Lyon, Irving P. “The Oak Furniture of Ipswich, Massachusetts: Part V, Small-Panel-Type Affiliates.” Antiques 33, no. 6 (June 1938): 322-25.
- Lyon, Irving P. “The Oak Furniture of Ipswich, Massachusetts: Part VI, Other Affiliates: A Group Characterized by Geometrical Panels.“ Antiques 34, no. 2 (August 1938): 140-41.
- Lyon, Irving P. “Square-Post Slat-Back Chairs: A Seventeenth-Century Type Found in New England.” Antiques 20, no. 4 (October 1931): 210-16.
- Lyon, Irving Whitall. The Colonial Furniture of New England: A Study of the Domestic Furniture in Use in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1891. Reprint, New York: E. P. Dutton, 1977.