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Description:NF/VG+ 14x10 A standard reference work on the furniture of the...NF/VG+ 14x10 A standard reference work on the furniture of the 17th and 18th centuries. 238 pages, over 360 black & white plates, with a few in colour. Blue boards with gilt design on front and gilt titles. The top page edges are very lightly dust darkened, otherwise the book is in superb, near fine condition. The d/w has bumping and a short closed tear to one corner and a small bump on another, otherwise complete and in very good condition. A rare copy in such good condition.
Description:Used: Very Good in Very Good jacket. Large format hardcover ...Used: Very Good in Very Good jacket. Large format hardcover (folio) in blued cloth with gilt titles and decoration, clean tight square and unmarked, jacket shows light shelfwear (chip soil and small closed tears). Illustrated throughout. oversized and overweight Please email for photos.
Description:First edition. Small folio. xiv, 238pp. 363 photographic...First edition. Small folio. xiv, 238pp. 363 photographic illustrations (including a few line drawings), 4 color plates; index. Full blue cloth, gilt-lettered spine, gilt pictorial device on front cover. Very minor and light fading to head and toe of spine, one page with repaired tear to top border, else a very fine copy with dust jacket. Very scarce. Handsomely produced and printed on glossy stock, this authoritative work provides an account of the woods, the fashions, and the techniques of the several craftsmen who made furniture during the period covered, and takes into account the economic and social circumstances of the time. All the different classes of old furniture are discussed, from that produced for the country poor to that for the wealthy nobility. A section on the different methods of faking and the several aims of the faker are explained in detail. This sought-after work includes an abundance of photographic detail and provides chapters on the Joiner, the Chair-maker, the Cabinet-maker, the Carver and Gilder, color and surface condition, woods and fashions, etc. There is also a chapter on clocks, and on the alteration and restoration of their movements and cases.
Description:Orig. three quarter vellum and blue cloth with spine label...Orig. three quarter vellum and blue cloth with spine label printed in gilt. Teg. Fine in very good, spotted slipcase. No Dust Jacket. 238 pages. Folio, 36 x 25 cm. Limited edition, copy 11 of 100 specially bound copies by Edward Hiscox of London, and signed by the author in blue ink. List of Subscribers. 363 black and white illustrations, some full page color plates. Notes on the text figures. Covers cabinet and chair makers, carvers and gilders, and clocks. Exceptionally clean internally.
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