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English furniture, 1660-1714 : from Charles II to Queen Anne /
Adam Bowett.
imprint
Woodbridge : Antique Collectors' Club, c2002.
description
323 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
ISBN
1851493999
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imprint
Woodbridge : Antique Collectors' Club, c2002.
isbn
1851493999
catalogue key
4740210
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-317) and index.
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-- A standard reference for beginners and specialists alike-- New and original research-- Includes a glossary of terms, list of manuscript sources and bibliographyEnglish Furniture describes the development of fashionable English furniture between the restoration of Charles II in 1660 and the death of Queen Anne in 1714.Based largely on contemporary documents and on original and firmly documented furniture, together with the latest modern scholarship, it provides a closely-reasoned analysis of changing furniture styles, together with much technical information on materials and processes. This extensively illustrated book is the first comprehensive review of the subject for nearly one hundred years.
Main Description
English Furniture describes the development of fashionable English furniture between the restoration
Main Description
English Furniture describes the development of fashionable English furniture between the restoration of Charles II in 1660 and the death of Queen Anne in 1714. Based largely on contemporary documents and on original and firmly documented furniture, toget
Main Description
English Furniture describes the development of fashionable English furniture between the restoration of Charles II in 1660 and the death of Queen Anne in 1714. Based largely on contemporary documents and on original and firmly documented furniture, together with the latest modern scholarship, it provides a closely-reasoned analysis of changing furniture styles, together with much technical information on materials and processes. The author's radical new approach to the stylistic and structural analysis of furniture will change perceptions of English furniture and establish a new chronology for late seventeenth and early eighteenth century English furniture. This extensively illustrated book is the first comprehensive review of the subject for nearly one hundred years. Part one focuses on Charles II and James II, 1660-1688 with chapters on The Restoration, Case Furniture, Seat Furniture, Tables, Stands and Mirrors and Lacquer, japanning and varnish. The second part focuses on William III and Queen Anne, 1689-1714 and includes chapters on Furnishing the Williamite Court, Case Furniture, Seat Furniture, Tables, Stands and Looking Glasses. A full glossary of terms is inlcuded as well as a list of manuscript sources and a bibliography.
Main Description
The first comprehensive re-evaluation for 100 years. New and original research. Re-assesses the chronology of late seventeenth century English furniture design. A standard reference for beginners and Specialists alike. Extensively illustrated.
Long Description
English Furniture describes the development of fashionable English furniture between the restoration of Charles II in 1660 and the death of Queen Anne in 1714. Based largely on contemporary documents and on original and firmly documented furniture, together with the latest modern scholarship, it provides a closely-reasoned analysis of changing furniture styles, together with much technical information on materials and processes. The author's radical new approach to the stylistic and structural analysis of furniture will change perceptions of English furniture and establish a new chronology for late seventeenth and early eighteenth century English furniture. This extensively illustrated book is the first comprehensive review of the subject for nearly one hundred years. Part one focuses on Charles II and James II, 1660-1688 with chapters on The Restoration, Case Furniture, Seat Furniture, Tables, Stands and Mirrors and Lacquer, japanning and varnish. The second part focuses on William III and Queen A
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Based on contemporary documents and modern scholarship, this illustrated comprehensive review provides a closely-reasoned analysis of changing furniture styles from 1660 to 1714, together with technical information on materials and processes.

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