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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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  • Madigan, Mary Jean, and Susan Colgan, eds. Early American Furniture from Settlement to City:  Aspects of Form, Style, and Regional Design from 1620 to 1830.  New York:  Art and Antiques Magazine, 1983.
  • Manca, Joseph. “A Matter of Style: The Question of Mannerism in Seventeenth-Century American Furniture.” Winterthur Portfolio 38, no. 1 (spring 2003): 1-36.
  • Martin, Ann Smart. Makers and Users:  American Decorative Arts, 1630-1820, from the Chipstone Collection.  Madison, Wis.:  Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999.
  • Mayhew, Edgar de N., and Minor Myers, Jr. A Documentary History of American Interiors from the Colonial Era to 1915.  New York:  Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1980.
  • Meyer, Merilee Boyd, et al. Inspiring Reform:  Boston’s Arts and Crafts Movement.  Wellesley, Mass.:  Davis Museum and Cultural Center, 1997.
  • Miller, Alan. “Roman Gusto in New England:  An Eighteenth-Century Boston Furniture Designer and His Shop.”  AF 1993, 161-200.
  • Miller, Edgar G., Jr. American Antique Furniture:  A Book for Amateurs.  2 vols.  Baltimore:  Lord Baltimore Press, 1937.  Reprint, New York:  Dover, 1966.
  • Mingin, Gerald C., and John B. Vander Sande. “Attributing a Vernacular Six-Board Chest.”  Antiques 171, no. 5 (May 2007): 136-37.
  • Monkhouse, Christopher P., and Thomas S. Michie, with the assistance of John M. Carpenter. American Furniture in Pendleton House.  Providence:  Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1986.
  • Montgomery, Charles F. American Furniture:  The Federal Period in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.  New York:  Viking Press, a Winterthur Book, 1966.
  • Montgomery, Charles F. Tambour Desks and the Work of William Appleton of Salem.  Portland, Me.:  Anthoenson Press, 1967.  Reprinted from the Walpole Society Note Book, 1966.
  • Montgomery, Charles F., and Patricia E. Kane, eds. American Art, 1750-1800: Towards Independence.  Boston:  New York Graphic Society for the Yale University Art Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1976.
  • Montgomery, Florence M. Textiles in America, 1650-1870:  A Dictionary Based on Original Documents, Prints and Paintings, Commercial Records, American Merchants’ Papers, Shopkeepers’ Advertisements, and Pattern Books with Original Swatches of Cloth.  A Winterthur Book.  New York:  W. W. Norton, 1984.
  • Moody, Margaret J. American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth.  Hanover, N.H.:  Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Hopkins Center, 1981.
  • Moody, Margaret J. “American Furniture at Dartmouth College.”  Antiques 120, no. 2 (August 1981):  326-33.
  • Mooz, R. Peter. “The Origins of Newport Block-Front Furniture Design.”  Antiques 99, no. 6 (June 1971): 882-86.
  • Mooz, R. Peter, and Carolyn J. Weekley. “American Furniture at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.”  Antiques 113, no. 5 (May 1978): 1052-63.
  • Morse, John D. Country Cabinetwork and Simple City Furniture.  Winterthur Conference Report 1969.  Charlottesville:  University Press of Virginia for the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1970.
  • Mühlberger, Richard. American Folk Marquetry:  Masterpieces in Wood.  New York:  Museum of American Folk Art, 1998.
  • Mühlberger, Richard. “A Masterpiece of American Folk Marquetry.”  Antiques 130, no. 3 (September 1986):  476-81.
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A Bit of Vanity:  Furniture of Eighteenth-Century Boston:  An Exhibition Sponsored by the Department of American Decorative Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.  Boston:  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1972.
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Paul Revere’s Boston, 1735-1818.  Boston:  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1975.
  • Mussey, Robert D., Jr. The Furniture Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour.  Salem:  Peabody Essex Museum, 2004.
  • Mussey, Robert D., Jr., and Anne Rogers Haley. “John Cogswell and Boston Bombé Furniture:  Thirty-Five Years of Revolution in Politics and Design.”  AF 1994, 73-106.
  • Mussey, Robert D., Jr., and Christopher Shelton. “John Penniman and the Ornamental Painting Tradition in Federal-Era Boston.”  AF 2010, 2-27.
  • Mussey, Robert D., Jr., and Rebecca J. Bertrand. “One Family’s Treasure:  Newly Discovered Collection of Seymour Furniture.”  Antiques and Fine Art 11, no. 6 (spring 2012):  190-97.
  • Mussey, Robert D., Jr., and Stanley Weiss. “Thomas Seymour Lyre-Based Side Table.”  Antiques and Fine Art 9, no. 6 (autumn/winter 2009):  130-31.
  • Mussey, Robert D., Jr., ed. The First American Furniture Finisher’s Manual:  A Reprint of “The Cabinet-Maker’s Guide” of 1827.  New York:  Dover, 1987.
  • Myers, Louis G. “Queen Anne Chairs of Colonial Days.”  Antiques 22, no. 6 (December 1932):  213-17.