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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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  • Naeve, Milo M. “John Glinn’s Clock Case of 1750 for Henry Bromfield of Boston, Massachusetts.”  Furniture History 28 (1992): 22-34.
  • Nelson, Susan S. “Capt. Abraham Knowlton, Joiner, and the Seminal Woodworkers of Ipswich, Massachusetts.”  In Rural New England Furniture, 42-59.
  • Newell, Aimee E., Hilary Anderson Stelling, and Catherine Compton Swanson. Curiosities of the Craft:  Treasures from the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Collection.  Boston:  Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts; Lexington, Mass.:  Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 2013.
  • Norman-Wilcox, Gregor. “American Furniture, Noteworthy and Unrecorded.”  Antiques 36, no. 6 (December 1939): 282-85.
  • North Andover Historical Society. The Collection of Samuel Dale Stevens (1859-1922), Arranged and Presented by the North Andover Historical Society.  North Andover, Mass.:  North Andover Historical Society, 1971.
  • Norton, Malcolm A. “Chests of Our Early New England Grandmothers.”  Antiques 2, no. 2 (August 1922):  76-78.
  • Norton, Malcolm A. “Joint Stool and Candlestick.”  Antiques 5, no. 5 (May 1924): 226-27.
  • Nutting, Wallace. Furniture of the Pilgrim Century, 1620-1720, including Colonial Utensils and Hardware.  Framingham, Mass.:  Old America Co., 1921.
  • Nutting, Wallace. Furniture of the Pilgrim Century (of American Origin), 1620-1720, with Maple and Pine to 1800, Including Colonial Utensils and Wrought-Iron House Hardware into the Nineteenth Century.  Rev. and enl. ed.  Framingham, Mass.:  Old America Co., 1924.
  • Nutting, Wallace. Furniture Treasury (Mostly of American Origin):  All Periods of American Furniture with Some Foreign Examples in America, also American Hardware and Household Utensils.  (Vol. 3 subtitled, Being a Record of Designers, Details of Design and Structure, with Lists of Clock Makers in America, and a Glossary of Terms, Richly Illustrated.)  3 vols.  Framingham, Mass.:  Old America Co., 1928-33.
  • Nutting, Wallace. “Notable Furniture of the Pilgrim Century.”  Antiques 18, no. 2 (August 1930): 138-39.
  • Nutting, Wallace. “The Prince-Howes Court Cupboard.”  Antiques 2, no. 4 (October 1922):  168-71.
  • Nutting, Wallace. Wallace Nutting’s Biography.  Framingham, Mass.:  Old America Company, 1936.
  • Nutting, Wallace. Wallace Nutting Supreme Edition Genera  Catalog.  Framingham, Mass.:  by the author, 1930.  Reprint,  Exton, Pa.:  Schiffer, 1984.
  • Nutting, Wallace. A Windsor Handbook.  1917.  Reprint,  Rutland, Vt.:  Charles E. Tuttle, 1973.
  • Nylander, Jane C. “Henry Sargent’s Dinner Party and Tea Party.”  Antiques 121, no. 5 (May 1982): 1172-83.
  • Nylander, Jane C. Our Own Snug Fireside:  Images of the New England Home, 1760-1860.  New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.
  • Nylander, Jane C. “Vose and Coats, Cabinetmakers.”  Old-Time New England 64 (winter-spring 1974): 57-91.