Nykor, Lynda Musson & Musson, Patricia D. Foreword by Nancy-Lou Patterson. Photographs by Martha Kuehner.
Title MENNONITE FURNITURE: THE ONTARIO TRADITION IN YORK COUNTY.
Publisher James Lorimer, Toronto, 1977.
Seller ID 19883
95 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover. B&w photographs. ISBN 0888621493 "Mennonites are among the earliest settlers of nineteenth-century Ontario. A law-abiding, deeply religious and pacifist people, they travelled from Pennsylvania by wagon and foot to s ettle in the Niagara area around Kitchener-Waterloo and in York County north of Toronto. To Canada the Mennonites brought a long rural tradition of architecture, furniture-making and folk art. These ideas inspired the houses and farms the y b u i l t , and the production of a great variety of furniture, in a style rooted in Germany and Pennsyvania and modified with the Ontario experience. Authors Musson and Nykor concentrate on the furniture of the York County area, and draw paral le l s an d co nt ra s ts with the predominant styles in other Ontario communities. Also discussed are the homes, farms and churches of the Mennonite community. These too are distinctive in style while unmistakeably part of the larger nineteenth-c ent ur y Ont ar io tra dit io n." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear and browning, ghost sticker mark and small indentation on front cover, very light rubbing/soiling and small corner crease on rear co ve r, s pin e c olor is fad ed - lettering still very legible. Very Good-