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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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  • Ramirez, Jan Seidler. “The Re-Dressing of a Boston Empire Sofa.”  In Upholstery in America and Europe from the Seventeenth Century to World War I, ed. Edward S. Cooke, Jr., 223-30.  New York:  W. W. Norton, 1987.
  • Randall, Richard H., Jr. American Furniture in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Boston:  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1965.
  • Randall, Richard H., Jr. “Benjamin Frothingham.”  In Boston Furniture, 223-50.
  • Randall, Richard H., Jr. “’Boston Chairs.’”  Old-Time New England 54, no. 1 (July-September 1963): 12-20.
  • Randall, Richard H., Jr. “An Eighteenth-Century Partnership.”  Art Quarterly 23, no. 2 (summer 1960): 153-61.  Re  Bowen and Martin of Marblehead.
  • Randall, Richard H., Jr. “George Bright, Cabinetmaker.”  Art Quarterly 27 (1964):  134-149.
  • Randall, Richard H., Jr. “Seymour Furniture Problems.”  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Bulletin 57 (1959): 102-113.
  • Randall, Richard H., Jr. “William Randall, Boston Japanner.”  Antiques 105, no. 5 (May 1974):  1127-1131.
  • Randall, Richard H., Jr. “Works of Boston Cabinetmakers, 1795-1825.”  Part 1, Antiques 81, no. 2 (February 1962):  186-89.  Part 2, Antiques 81, no. 4 (April 1962): 412-15.
  • Randall, Richard H., Jr., and Martha McElman. “Ebenezer Hartshorne, Cabinetmaker.”  Antiques 87, no. 1 (January 1965): 78-79.
  • Reutlinger, Dagmar E. The Colonial Epoch in America.  Worcester, Mass.:  Worcester Art Museum, 1975.
  • Rhoades, Elizabeth, and Brock Jobe. “Recent Discoveries in Boston Japanned Furniture.”  Antiques 105, no. 5 (May 1974): 1082-91.
  • Richards, Nancy E., and Nancy Goyne Evans, with Wendy A. Cooper and Michael Podmaniczky. New England Furniture at Winterthur:  Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods.  Winterthur, Del.:  Winterthur Museum, 1997.
  • Rieder, Katherine. “’The Remainder of Our Effects We Must Leave Behind’:  American Loyalists and the Meaning of Things.”  In New Views of New England:  Studies in Material and Visual Culture, 1680-1830, ed. Martha J. McNamara and Georgia B. Barnhill, 97-128.  Boston:  Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 2012.
  • Rieman, Timothy D., and Jean M. Burks. The Encyclopedia of Shaker Furniture.  Rev. ed.  Atglen, Pa.:  Schiffer Publishing, 2003.
  • Ring, Betty. “Check List of Looking-Glass and Frame Makers and Merchants Known by Their Labels.”  Antiques 119, no. 5 (May 1981): 1178-95.
  • Robinson, Olive Crittenden. “A Forgotten Clockmaker:  Reminiscences of ‘Clock Hollow,’  Buckland, Massachusetts.”  Antiques 34, no. 3 (September 1938):  140-41.
  • Rodriguez Roque, Oswaldo. American Furniture at Chipstone.  Madison:  University of Wisconsin Press, 1984.
  • Rogers, Meyric R. “American Decorative Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago.”  Antiques 74, no. 1 (July 1958):  49-56.
  • Rollins, Alexandra W. “Furniture from the Collection of the Dietrich American Foundation.”  Antiques 125, no. 5 (May 1984): 1100-1119.
  • Rollins, Alexandra, ed. Treasures of State:  Fine and Decorative Arts in the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. Department of State.  New York:  Harry N. Abrams, 1991.
  • Rouland, Steve, and Roger Rouland. Heywood-Wakefield Modern Furniture.  Paducah, Ky.:  Collector Books, 1994.
  • Rowe, Ann Pollard. “Crewel Embroidered Bed Hangings in Old and New England.”  Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 71, nos. 365-66 (1973):  101-66.