Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. and Mary Grace Carpenter; The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket
Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. and Mary Grace Carpenter; The Decorative Arts and Crafts of Nantucket; Dodd, Mead & Co.; with photographs by Arthur d’Arazien; 1987.
A definitive study of the many objects Nantucket islanders made as well as brought back from their many voyages to the far flung corners of the globe. Illustrated with 75 color plates and 209 black and white photographs. Categories include, but are not limited to, furniture, silver and other metalware, textiles, ceramics, glass, scrimshaw and basketry. The culture and history of the island from the early 18 century into the 20th are discussed in context with the material presented. The reader will be introduced to a number of Nantucketers associated with many of the artifacts.