List of illustrations

  • A Harlot's Progress, plate 2
  • A Harlot's Progress, plate 3
  • A Harlot's Progress, plate 5
  • A Harlot's Progress, plate 6
  • View in Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia
  • View in Deptford High Street
  • Fireplace paneling, ground floor, Albury Street, Deptford
  • Stair, Albury Street, Deptford
  • Piazza-plan house, Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia
  • Ground-floor interior, Thomas Patterson house, Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia
  • Doorcase, Albury Street, Deptford
  • Replaced doorcases, Elfreth's Alley, Philadelphia
  • The Distressed Poet
  • A Description of the Miseries of a Garreteer Poet
  • A St. Giles's Beauty
  • The dozen most frequently mentioned types of objects in the 142 Old Bailey charges for theft from furnished lodgings, 1750–59
  • The dozen most frequently mentioned types of objects in the 123 Old Bailey charges for theft from furnished lodgings, 1790–99
  • Old Bailey cases mentioning counterpanes made from cotton materials, 1710–99
  • Old Bailey cases mentioning bed or window curtains made from cotton materials, 1710–99
  • Old Bailey cases mentioning teakettles, 1700–59
  • Plan of house of Thomas and Rebecca Smith
  • Survey of house with detached rear kitchen and connecting gallery or shed
  • Plan of enclosed estate of William Webster, Cold Lane, Boston
  • Reverend Ebenezer Devotion
  • Thomas Hooker House, Hartford
  • Plan of merchant Benjamin Backway's premises, Boston
  • Plan of Richard Smith's house, North Kingston, Rhode Island
  • The Ende of the Closette
  • Plan of central-chimney-plan house, plate 4
  • Plan for a tenement house
  • Brocaded silk gown, petticoat, coat, and waistcoat
  • Red cloak
  • Neck and arm coverings (3 kerchiefs, 1 pair gloves, 2 pair mitts)
  • Miniature portrait of Harriott Pinckney Horry
  • Notice, [Charleston] City Gazette and Daily Advertiser, 23 July, 1800
  • Slave Girl Going to Market, journal
  • Mary Maylem advertisement
  • Imported accessories: gloves, two fans
  • Short gown, petticoat
  • A New Way to Secure a Majority
  • Stand Coachman, or the Haughty Lady Well Fitted
  • Reconstructed Plan of George and Martha Braithwaite's Goldsmith's Shop
  • Trade card for Phillips Garden, Working Goldsmith and Jeweller
  • Neoclassical shop screen inside Freibourg & Treyer, Tobacconists, Haymarket, London
  • The Chandler's Shop Gossips, or Wonderful News
  • A Milliner's Shop or Splittfarthing's the Milliner's
  • A Morning Ramble, or The Milliners Shop
  • The Supplemental Magazine
  • Valentine's Day, The Fairing
  • Mrs. Washington
  • Plan of John Hook's store, New London, Virginia
  • Painted Bird Wings
  • Trade card for James Wheeleys Paper Hanging Warehouse, Opposite the Church in little Britain & Aldersgate Street, London
  • Trade card for [Richard] Masefield's...Manufactory in the Strand, London
  • Trellis wallpaper and foliate border from the ground-floor front room of 50 Manchester Street, Marylebone, London
  • Geranium-leaf wallpaper and chain border from the ground-floor front room of 48 Manchester Street, Marylebone, London
  • Oak-leaf wallpaper and neoclassical border from the ground-floor front room of 50 Manchester Street, Marylebone, London
  • Brown wool coat and breeches, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Silk coat, vest, and breeches
  • Façade, Henry and Ann Hill House (Hill-Physick-Keith House)
  • Plan of the ground floor, Hill-Physick-Keith House, 321 South Fourth Street, Philadelphia
  • Plan of the second and third floors, Hill-Physick-Keith House, Philadelphia
  • Eldorado fan and sidelights
  • White marble mantel with verde inlay, detail of central tablet
  • White marble mantel with verde inlay, Hill-Physick-Keith House, Philadelphia
  • White marble mantel, Hill-Physick-Keith House, Philadelphia
  • Following the Fashion
  • Sconces
  • Mantua
  • The Court at St. James's
  • Drawing Room, St. James's
  • Queen Charlotte (1744–1818)
  • Robert Gwillym of Atherton and His Family
  • Charles Ingram (1727–1778), 9th Viscount Irwin
  • Frances, Viscountess Irwin (1734–1807)
  • Drawing room at Rousham, Oxfordshire
  • Second-floor (British first-floor) plan of Holland House, Kensington
  • Lady Caroline Fox, Baroness Holland
  • Exterior view of Welbeck Abbey
  • Man Traditionally Identified as Gervase Holles (1607–1674/75)
  • Henrietta Cavendish Holles, Countess of Oxford
  • Chimneypiece in the present entrance hall (formerly the dining room) at Welbeck Abbey
  • Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford (1593–1641)
  • Lady Frances Spencer (1695/96–1742)
  • Lady Jane Cavendish (1621–1669)
  • Man Traditionally Identified as Sir Charles Cavendish (1553–1617)
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John Styles (Editor), Amanda Vickery (Editor)
Description: Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830
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John Styles (Editor), Amanda Vickery (Editor)
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John Styles (Editor), Amanda Vickery (Editor)
Description: Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830
~THIS COLLECTION OF ESSAYS began life as one of the focused research studies undertaken between 2001 and 2006 by the British Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior. The Centre was a collaboration among three institutions in London—the Royal College of Art, the Bedford Centre for the History of...
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John Styles (Editor), Amanda Vickery (Editor)
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Description: Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830
HISTORIES OF MATERIAL LIFE have boomed over the last decade. Books about commodities—nutmeg, salt, aniline dyes, cod, porcelain, glass—have repeatedly appeared on best-seller lists.Giles Milton, Nathaniel’s Nutmeg: How One Mans Courage Changed the Course of History (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1999); Mark Kurlansky, Salt: A World History (New York: Walker, 2002); Simon Garfield, Mauve: How One Man Invented a Colour That Changed the World (London: Faber and Faber, 2000); Kurlansky, Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World (London: Cape, 1998); Janet Gleeson, The Arcanum: The Extraordinary True Story of the Invention of European Porcelain (London: Bantam, 1998); Alan Macfarlane and Gerry Martin, The Glass Bathyscaphe (London: Profile, 2002). Academic research into fields as far apart as Renaissance art history and twentieth-century urban geography have been transformed by investigations that employ the notion of consumption as their conceptual point of...
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Spaces
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Description: Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830
T​HE TEA TABLE, upended, spills its contents to the floor. Teacups plunge to their catastrophic fate, and the ceremony of sociability crashes to a conclusion...
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Description: Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830
IN APRIL 1799, Susannah Priest appeared at the Old Bailey, the principal criminal court for London, charged with breaking and entering at the house of Elias Isaacs in Little Essex Street, Whitechapel.Old Bailey Proceedings Online...
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John Styles (Editor), Amanda Vickery (Editor)
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Description: Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830
I​N 1748, Anthony Stoddard, a Boston, Massachusetts, cooper turned merchant, died with a total estate valued at over £16,000...
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John Styles (Editor), Amanda Vickery (Editor)
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Description: Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830
LITERARY HISTORIANS from Ian Watt to Christina Marsden Gillis concur that the novels of the mid-eighteenth-century English writer Samuel Richardson convey to the reader a clear impression of inhabited living spaces.See Ian Watt, The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe,...
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Description: Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830
I​N 1824, Ann Eleanor Vanrhyn, a shopkeeper in Charleston, South Carolina, tried one last time to collect on a long-unpaid debt...
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John Styles (Editor), Amanda Vickery (Editor)
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Description: Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830
F​OR A LONG TIME, the subject of eighteenth-century retailing remained practically unresearched, while the belief was held that both retailing and shopping really began only in the nineteenth century...
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John Styles (Editor), Amanda Vickery (Editor)
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T​O THE SUCCESSFUL MERCHANT SAM WALTON, four things mattered to customers in that sleepy walk-around Arkansas town of Newport in the 1940s...
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John Styles (Editor), Amanda Vickery (Editor)
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Description: Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830
​I​N AUGUST 1799, Dr. Thomas Ferris of the Deanery, Battle, in Sussex, wrote to the London wallpaper and decorating firm Trollope and Sons, having seen some paper at the architect-designed mansion of a local friend...
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John Styles (Editor), Amanda Vickery (Editor)
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Politics
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John Styles (Editor), Amanda Vickery (Editor)
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Description: Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830
​O​N 29 JANUARY 1789, President-elect George Washington asked his friend General Henry Knox to procure some “American Broad Cloths” advertised in the New York Daily Advertiser...
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John Styles (Editor), Amanda Vickery (Editor)
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Description: Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830
THIS ESSAY TRACES the emergence and development of ideas about laboring-class domestic spheres in eighteenth-century England. Examining published pamphlet literature across the eighteenth century, I show how the laboring-class home and its familial relations came into public view and became an object of knowledge for propertied Englishmen. This was largely due to the rise of a new...
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Description: Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830
THE CHARACTERIZATION OF London’s beau monde as matchless masters of fashion is a compelling feature of eighteenth-century commentary. Whether celebrated or despised, the representation of this metropolitan set as the...
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John Styles (Editor), Amanda Vickery (Editor)
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Description: Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830
​O​VER THE LAST FEW DECADES, as part of a broader concern with the life of the image subsequent to production, many art historians have studied the display of paintings and concomitant issues of space and spectatorship...
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John Styles (Editor), Amanda Vickery (Editor)
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Notes on Contributors
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John Styles (Editor), Amanda Vickery (Editor)
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Description: Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830
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John Styles (Editor), Amanda Vickery (Editor)
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Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700–1830
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