Come In and Have a Seat: Vernacular Chairs of the Shenandoah Valley by Jeffrey S. Evans.


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  • Format: Softcover, 84 pages
  • Publisher: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (2010)

This full-color, 84-page softbound book is the accompanying catalogue/ reference volume for the unique museum exhibit of the same name, for which Jeff Evans was guest curator. The exhibit, on view at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) from December 18, 2009 through June 20, 2010, focused on Shenandoah Valley seating forms of the 18th to 20th century.

With copious photographs of chairs featured in the exhibit as well as additional comparable examples, the book also includes a list of Shenandoah Valley chairmakers and related essays by scholars Scott H. Suter, Ph.D., and W. Wayne Anderson.

~ Dale L. Couch, Curator of Decorative Arts, Georgia Museum of Art

“Jeff Evans can be very, very proud of this work. It is rock solid, beautifully designed and well written. Moreover, it could not have been done by another living person. Evans’ keen fascination with the subject matter and his many years of collecting and research have given us a basis for a lasting understanding of Shenandoah Valley seating. I am still integrating the information. Absolutely outstanding work! I hope it wins an award.”

Purchase directly from us, order code: B-006. Also available for purchase through the museum; contact MSV toll free at: 888-556-5799.

Additional information

Weight2 lbs
Dimensions12 × 10 × 1 in