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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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  • Paine Furniture Company. The Beacon Hill Collection Inspired by the Early American Designers and Craftsmen of the Eighteenth Century Who Created and Made Furniture of Lasting Beauty in Keeping with the Graceful Living of the Times.  Boston:  Paine Furniture Company, n.d.
  • Paine Furniture Company. One Hundred Years of Paine’s, 1835-1935:  A History of America’s Oldest Furniture Store.  Boston:  Paine Furniture Company, 1935.
  • Park, Helen. “The Seventeenth Century Furniture of Essex County and Its Makers.”  Antiques 77, no. 4 (October 1960): 350-55.
  • Park, Helen. “Thomas Dennis, Ipswich Joiner:  A Re-examination.”  Antiques 77, no. 1 (July 1960): 40-44.
  • Passeri, Andrew. “My Life as an Upholsterer.” In Perspectives on American Furniture, ed. Gerald W. R. Ward, 169-204.    New York and London:  W. W. Norton for the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1988.
  • Passeri, Andrew, and Robert Trent. “The Wheelwright and Maerklin Inventories and the History of the Upholstery Trade in America, 1750-1900.”  In New England Furniture, 312-54.
  • Pearce, Clark, and Kemble Widmer II. “Mr. Luscomb’s Desk.”  Antiques and Fine Art 10, no. 4 (summer/autumn 2010):  224-25.
  • Peladeau, Marius B. “A Hadley Chest Reconsidered.”  Antiques 117, no. 5 (May 1980): 1084-86.
  • Perry, Alyce L. “The Best ‘Blew’:  A Rare American Blue-Japanned Tall-Case Clock.”  Antiques 175, no. 5 (May 2009):  125-27.
  • Pesuit, David R. “Structure, Style, and Evolution:  The Sack-Back Windsor Armchair.”  AF 2005, 63-118.
  • Peterson, Harold L. American Interiors from Colonial Times to the Late Victorians:  A Pictorial Source Book of American Domestic Interiors with an Appendix on Inns and Taverns.  New York:  Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1971.
  • Petraglia, Patricia. American Antique Furniture, 1640-1840.  New York:  Friedman/Fairfax, 1995.
  • Pizer, Laurence R., Eleanor A. Driver, and Alexandra B. Earle. “Furniture and Other Decorative Arts in Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts.”  Antiques 127, no. 5 (May 1985):  1112-20.
  • Podmaniczky, Michael. “The Incredible Elastic Chairs of Samuel Gragg.”  Antiques 163, no. 5 (May 2003):  138-45.
  • Podmaniczky, Michael, and Philip D. Zimmerman. “Two Massachusetts Bombé Desk-and-Bookcases.”  Antiques 145, no. 5 (May 1994): 724-31.
  • Priddy, Sumpter. American Fancy:  Exuberance in the Arts, 1740-1840.  Milwaukee:  Chipstone Foundation, 2004.
  • Prouty, F. Shirley. Master Carver from Germany’s Passion Play Village to America’s Finest Sanctuaries:  Johannes Kirchmayer, 1860-1930.  Foreword by Gerald W. R. Ward.  Portsmouth, N.H.:  Peter E. Randall, 2007.
  • Prown, Jonathan. “John Singleton Copley’s Furniture and the Art of Invention.”  AF 2004, 153-204.
  • Prown, Jonathan, and Katherine Hemple Prown. “The Quiet Canon:  Tradition and Exclusion in American Furniture Scholarship.”  AF 2002, 207-27.
  • Puig, Francis J., and Michael Conforti, eds. The American Craftsman and the European Tradition, 1620-1820.  Minneapolis:  Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1989.