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B&W and color illustrations. Very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) 580pp. ISBN 0902028618 First published in 1979. Covers the history and development of furniture and oak and kindred timbers in the British Isles and New England, from the Middle Ages through to 1800. The subject is broken down into a logical sequence of structural, functional and decorative aspects, and each section is generously illustrated. The furniture shown ranges from the finest examples of the period, to the sort of study and workmanlike pieces which modern collectors will be able to own themselves.
Very good + in Fine jacket. 580 p. 28 cm. 16 colour plates and over 1000 b&w photos and diagrams. Brown cloth hardcover in mylar-covered pictorial dustjacket. Small brown mark on p. 353. The furniture described includes candlesticks, cups, weighing scales, boxes, birdcages, spoon racks, and on p. 407, an interesting child's clothes press in the style of a dollhouse.
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