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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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- Ward, Barbara McLean. “Marking and Competitive Innovation: Brands, Marks, and Labels Found on Federal-Period Furniture.” In Everyday Life in the Early Republic, ed. Catherine E. Hutchins, 201-218. Winterthur, Del.: Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1994.
- Ward, Barbara McLean, ed. A Glimpse into the Shadows: Forgotten People of the Eighteenth Century. Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Museum, 1987.
- Ward, Barbara McLean, ed. A Place for Everything: Chests and Boxes in Early America. Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Museum, 1986.
- Ward, Gerald W. R. American Case Furniture in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1988.
- Ward, Gerald W. R. “The Cram-Kirchmayer Bed.” Catalogue of Antiques and Fine Art 5, no. 2 (early summer 2004): 118-21.
- Ward, Gerald W. R. “Little Green Men: A Note on the Masked Men of Massachusetts.” American Period Furniture: Journal of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers 10 (December 2010): 12-16.
- Ward, Gerald W. R. “A Taunton Chest redivivus.” Antiques and Fine Art 7, no. 5 (spring 2007): 232-34.
- Ward, Gerald W. R., and Barbara McLean Ward. "The Makers of Copley's Picture Frames: A Clue." Old-Time New England 67, nos. 1-2 (summer‑fall 1976): 16‑20.
- Ward, Gerald W. R., ed. American Furniture with Related Decorative Arts, 1660-1830. Milwaukee, Wis.: Milwaukee Art Museum and the Layton Art Collection; New York: Hudson Hills, 1991.
- Ward, Gerald W. R., ed. Perspectives on American Furniture. New York and London: W.W. Norton for the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1988.
- Ward, Gerald W. R., Nonie Gadsden, and Kelly H. L’Ecuyer. MFA Highlights: American Decorative Arts and Sculpture. Boston: MFA Publications, 2006.
- Ward, Gerald W.R. The Cabinetmaker and the Carver: Boston Furniture from Private Collections. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2013. 64 pp.; color illus., note on sources. Distributed by University Press of Virginia
- Ward, Gerald W.R. “The Cabinetmaker and the Carver: Boston Furniture from Private Collections.” Antiques and Fine Art 12, no. 6 (autumn/winter 2013): 168-75. 14 color illus.
- Warren, David B., et al. American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in association with Princeton University Press, 1998.
- Wesselman, Linda J., and Martha D. Hamilton. Earliest Recollections: Furnishings from the Family of Edwin B. Sears. Ed. Penny J. Sander. Boston: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1983.
- Weston, Karl E. “American Furniture at Williams College.” Antiques 45, no. 2 (February 1944): 73-75.
- Whalen, Catherine L. “From the Collection: The Pickman Family Vues d’Optique.” Winterthur Portfolio 33, no. 1 (spring 1998): 75-88.
- Wheeler, Emmett W. Eldred Wheeler: A Collector’s Guide. West Falmouth, Mass.: Emmett W. Wheeler, 2005.
- White, Elizabeth, comp. Pictorial Dictionary of British 18th Century Furniture Design: The Printed Sources. Woodbridge, England: Antique Collectors’ Club, 1990.
- White, Frank G. “Sterling, Massachusetts: An Early Nineteenth-Century Seat of Chairmaking.” In Rural New England Furniture, 119-37.
- White, Frank G. “Wing and Reed: Case Studies for Two Early Nineteenth-Century Chairmakers.” In Eighteenth-Century Woodworking Tools: Papers Presented at a Tool Symposium, May 19-22, 1994, ed. James M. Gaynor, 199-214. Colonial Williamsburg Historic Trades, vol. 3. Williamsburg, Va.: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1997.
- Whitehill, Walter Muir, and Sinclair Hitchings, eds. Boston Prints and Printmakers, 1670-1775. Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1973.
- Whitehill, Walter Muir, Jonathan L. Fairbanks, and Brock Jobe, ed. Boston Furniture of the Eighteenth Century. A Conference Held by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 11 and 12 May 1972. Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. 48. Boston: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1974.
- Widmer, Kemble, II, and Joyce King. “The Documentary and Artistic Legacy of Nathaniel Gould.” AF 2008, 1-25.
- Widmer, Kemble, II, and Joyce King. “The Cabots of Salem and Beverly: A Fondness for the Bombé Form.” Antiques and Fine Art 10, no. 2 (spring 2010): 166-75.
- Widmer, Kemble, II, and Judy Anderson. “Furniture from Marblehead, Massachusetts.” Antiques 163, no. 5 (May 2003): 96-105.
- Willard, John Ware. Simon Willard and His Clocks. 1911. Reprint, New York: Dover Publications, 1968.
- Williams, Donald C. “The Art of Japanning.” American Period Furniture: Journal of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers 9 (2009): 4-11.
- Willoughby, Martha H. “Patronage in Early Salem: The Symonds Shops and Their Customers.” AF 2000, 169-84.
- Winchester, Alice. “Frontispiece.” Antiques 86, no. 4 (October 1964): 430-31.
- Winchester, Alice. “The Pingree House in Salem.” Antiques 49, no. 3 (March 1946): 174-77.
- Winkler, Gail Caskey, and Roger W. Moss. Victorian Interior Decoration: American Interiors, 1830-1900. New York: Henry Holt, 1986.
- Wolverton, Nan. “Bottomed Out: Female Chair Seaters in Nineteenth-Century Rural New England.” In Rural New England Furniture, 175-90.
- Wood, David F. “Cabinetmaking Practices in Revolutionary Concord: New Evidence.” In Rural New England Furniture, 29-41.
- Wood, David F. “Concord, Massachusetts, Clockmakers, 1789-1817.” Antiques 157, no. 5 (May 2000): 760-69.
- Wood, David F. “Concord, Massachusetts, Clockmakers, 1811-1831.” Antiques 159, no. 5 (May 2001): 762-69.
- Wood, David F. “A Group of Concord, Massachusetts, Furniture.” Antiques 151, no. 5 (May 1997): 742-47.
- Wood, David F. “Is It Seymour?” Catalogue of Antiques and Fine Arts 5, no. 3 (summer 2004): 160-63.
- Wood, David F. Masterpieces in Wood: American Folk Marquetry from the Hirschhorn Collection, Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Springfield, Mass.: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, 1984.
- Wood, David F., ed. The Concord Museum: Decorative Arts from a New England Collection. Concord, Mass.: Concord Museum, 1996.