DOWNS, JOSEPH, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 1952. A comprehensive guide to early American furniture (1725 – 1788), including technical information for the collector and historical context for those interested in the background of the period, woods available to the craftsmen, and reasons for variety within periods of American furniture. Contains photos throughout and 24 pages of rooms in full color. A companion book to American Furniture: The Federal Period, by Charles F. Montgomery.

LINDQUIST, MARK, Sculpting Wood. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, Inc., 1986. An instructional book for basic and advanced techniques for sculpting wood, with step-by-step projects and photographs.Williamsburg Reproductions. The Craft House, Williamsburg, VA: 1973. An illustrated and photographic guide to the interior design of homes in Colonial Williamsburg.

KAYE, MYRNA, Fake, Fraud, or Genuine? Boston, MA: Bulfinch Press, 1987. A guide for identifying authentic American antique furniture, with photos.

GOTTSHALL, FRANKLIN H., Simple Colonial Furniture. New York: Bonanza Books, 1931. An illustrated reference on early American furniture design and construction.

BURTON, E. MILBY, Charleston Furniture 1700-1825. University of South Carolina Press, 1970. A four-part historical account of the designs and styles of home furnishings of Charleston society, includes more than 140 photographs.

CESCINSKY, HERBERT, AND GEORGE LELAND HUNTER, English and American Furniture. Garden City, NJ: Garden City Publishing Company, Inc., 1929. A pictorial handbook of fine furniture made in Great Britain and in the American Colonies, some in the sixteenth century but principally in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries.

HURST, RONALD L., AND JONATHAN PROWN. Southern Furniture 1680 – 1830. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1997. A comprehensive history and color pictorial guide to Southern furniture in early American homes from the Lowcountry to the upper Chesapeake Bay region.

NUTTING, WALLACE, Furniture Treasury, Volumes I-III. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1949. A record of designers, details of designs in structures, with lists of clock makers in America, and a glossary of furniture terms, illustrated.

GREENE, JEFFREY P., American Furniture of the 18th Century. Newtown, CT: The Taunton Press, Inc., 1996. A three-part pictorial reference guide on the origins and evolution of American furniture styles, the methods and materials of the 18th century cabinetmaker, an examples of style and structure (i.e., William and Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Federal).

ELLSWORTH, DAVID, Ellsworth on Turning. East Petersburg, PA: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Inc., 2008. A guide to turning bowls, pots, and vessels, with color photos throughout and illustrations.

MARSHALL, PATRICIA PHILLIPS, AND JO RAMSAY LEIMENSTOL, Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. A complete reference featuring the story and fine workmanship of master craftsman Thomas Day (1801-1861), a free man of color in slaveholding North Carolina.

MONTGOMERY, CHARLES F., American Furniture: The Federal Period. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 1966. A comprehensive guide to early American furniture of the Federal Period (approx. 1790-1825), including technical information for the collector and historical context. Contains photographs throughout and several full-color pages of room and inlay design. A companion book to American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods, by Joseph Downs.

VANDAL, NORMAN, Queen Anne Furniture. Newtown, CT: The Taunton Press, Inc., 1990. A guide to the design, history, and construction of Queen Anne furniture, with photos and plan sheets.

PORTER, TERRY, Wood: Identification and Use. Lewes, East Sussex, UK: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd., 2004. Over 200 woods illustrated and described in detail.

BIVINS, JOHN, JR., The Furniture of Coastal North Carolina: 1700-1820. Winston-Salem, NC: The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, 1988. Includes identification and detailed descriptions (styles, technologies) of the major cabinetmaking schools of coastal North Carolina, historical framework of the woodworking trade, examination of furniture imported into North Carolina from northern regions, and comparison of the significance of North Carolina furniture styles within a broader cultural spectrum.

RAUSCHENBERG, BRADFORD L., AND JOHN BIVINS, JR., The Furniture of Charleston, 1680 – 1820. Winston-Salem, NC: The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, 2003. A three-volume, color-pictorial guide to the styles and history of furniture in Charleston, South Carolina from 1680 to 1820. Volume I: Colonial Furniture. Volume II: Neoclassical Furniture. Volume III: The Cabinetmakers.

SCHLEINING, LON, Treasure Chests: The Legacy of Extraordinary Boxes. Newtown, CT: The Taunton Press, Inc., 2001. A full-color compendium of bridal chests, travelers chests, tool chests, blanket chests, etc.

MILLER, JUDITH, Furniture. New York: DK Publishing, Inc., 2005. A full-color documentation of furniture through the ages, from 4000 BC to the mid-19th century.