Contained within this antiquarian book is a detailed and concise look at the furniture of the illustrious cabinet-maker, Thomas Chippendale. Chippendale furniture is some of the most famous and sought after ever produced, and this text takes a look at a number of its most exquisite pieces and the man behind the designs. Including detailed descriptions, comments on history and development, and insightful information about Thomas Chippendale, this text constitutes a must-have for those with an interest in this style and makes for a worthy addition to collections of antique furniture literature. We have elected to republish this antique text now due to its educational value, and are proud to present it here complete with a new introduction on the history of furniture.
This text contains a detailed, illustrated catalogue of some of Thomas Chippendale's most notable furniture designs, coupled with an informative and fascinating biography of the famous cabinet-maker. A wonderful little text that will surely appeal to those with a keen interest in Chippendale's designs and the history of vintage furniture in general, this text constitutes a worthy addition to collections of such literature and is not to be missed by the discerning furniture enthusiast. This text has been elected for modern republication due to its educational and collectable value, and we are proud to republish it here complete with a new introduction on the history of furniture.
This vintage book contains a detailed treatise on antique clocks, with information on identification, history, development, popularity, and more. Profusely illustrated and full of useful information, this volume will appeal to both collectors and dealers alike. Contents include: "The Brass Lantern Clock", "Long-Case Clock-The Period of Veneer and Marquetry", "The Long-Case Clock-he Period of Lacquer", "The Long-Case Clock-The Georgian Period", "The Evolution of the Long-Case Clock", "The Bracket Clock", "Provincial Clocks", "Scottish and Irish Clocks", and "A Few Notes on Watches". Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of clocks and watches. First published in first published in 1917.