The Yale University Art Gallery has made this wonderful 500-page book available for free download at the following link: 

Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830 | Yale University Art Gallery

This out-of-print exhibition catalogue not only exhaustively recounts the history of handcrafted furniture production in early Rhode Island over the course of roughly two centuries, but also examines the role of furniture makers in the local and international economy. Its 392 color illustrations provide powerful inspiration for period furniture makers. The price of this volume has been shooting up on the used book market, so we should all cheer its new availability in this format.