by Edith Miniter 1930
Concerning early American woodenware the most that is known is its universality. In the main it is very simple stuff, not in the least comparable to the fine old treen of England, with its carefully wrought forms and frequent mountings of precious metal. Yet despite its plainness and the barriers chat it offers co accurate dating and classification, the mature product possesses no little interest for the collector, as Mrs. Miniter demonstrates in a highly readable discussion. The illustrations are from many different sources.