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All state governments had record keeping procedures that documented the claims of artisans who had provided goods and services. The Decorative Arts Guide to the Records of the Auditor of Public Accounts was compiled from vouchers and accounts for work performed by craftsmen working in Virginia during 1776-1840. The guide is an important resource on the lives and work of artisans working in the antebellum south.
A study by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina examined the business records of Virginia cabinetmaker Sampson Diuguid. Analysis of Diuguid’s Ledger D account book reveals the various furniture forms he made in the early nineteenth century, and provides further knowledge of the cabinetmaking trade throughout the eastern region.
Research by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts has revealed much about the material culture of Germans in piedmont North Carolina, but less is known about their history in South Carolina. The discovery of illuminated manuscripts called fraktur indicate German settlement in the Dutch Fork area, and a mix of religious and cultural influences on art.