Furniture and cabinet-making in great factories are carried on particularly in Lombardy and Piedmont.
The inhabitants also manufacture boots, cut stone and carry on cabinet-making.
Cabinet-making is also practised; and there are sawmills, iron foundries, and manufactures of cotton, yarn and worsted.
The mountainous region is covered with primeval forest, in which timber and valuable woods for cabinet-making are plentiful.
His mother first set him to learn the trade of a shoemaker, first at Newburyport, and then, after 1815, at Baltimore, Maryland, and, when she found that this did not suit him, let him try his hand at cabinet-making (at Haverhill, Mass.).