Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Furniture – by Bruce E. Johnson

I have wanted to visit the Grove Park Inn ever since Norm Abrams went there to find a piece of Arts and Crafts furniture to use as a basis for a project on The New Yankee Workshop show. I haven’t been able to make it there yet, but visiting there through this book gave me a good taste of what it would be like.

The main focus of the book is the history of the Grove Park Inn and the manufacturers who supplied the furniture and accessories to the inn, mainly the Roycroft Shops. There are plenty of photographs of the inn and the furniture. Additionally, there are select pieces of furniture illustrated with dimensioned sketches, photographs and descriptions.

If history and Arts and Crafts furniture are not your thing, you most likely won’t want to bother with this book, but I enjoyed it.

(Finished 2/11/12)