9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites
Arts, Fine and Decorative: Decorative Arts
Antiques and Collectibles
Index of American Design
From the National Gallery of Art, this site has 18,000 renderings of American
Online exhibit created by The
Minneapolis Institute of Arts investigating
modernism in the decorative arts with images organized by school
Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture
From the University of Wisconsin and the Chipstone Foundation,
this site includes digitized versions of classic texts such as
The Grammar of Ornament and the Gentleman and Cabinetmaker’s
Director. In addition, items from the extensive Chipstone collection
can be viewed with accompanying descriptive notes.
Danish Museum of Art and
Supported by the Danish
Museum of Art and Design, this site includes
images and information about Danish furniture made in the past
200 years. Contains searchable information about more than 10,000
pictured pieces of furniture.
The Furniture Society
Official website from a non-profit organization for the promotion
of the art of furniture-making, with an emphasis on the studio
furniture movement. The site includes a collection of links to educational
The International Guild of Lamp Researchers, Ltd.
The site includes a lamp glossary,
terms dictionary, as well as extensive links for lamp research.
Society of American Period Furniture Makers
Website for an organization for the promotion of period furniture
craft and appreciation. The site includes an image
gallery of pieces created by Society members and information
on workshops held
around the U.S.