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English Vernacular Furniture, 1750-1900


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English Vernacular Furniture, 1750-1900 - Gilbert, Christopher
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The vernacular furniture used by ordinary people has only recently been considered a subject worthy of study. In this magisterial book--the first comprehensive scholarly analysis of English vernacular furniture--Christopher Gilbert demonstrates that common furniture possesses as much interest as fashionable pieces made for country houses. Gilbert investigates over twenty well-defined vernacular subgroups that have never previously been explored in detail, including furniture made for workhouses, schools, prisons, ...

English Vernacular Furniture, 1750-1900 1991, Paul Mellon Centre, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300047622