This hefty history of 19th-century European furniture is organized primarily by country or region and secondarily by type of furniture. Includes lists of major 19th-century exhibitions and major international exhibitions as well as a bibliography.
A two-volume catalogue raisonné of French designer Gallé's Art Nouveau ceramics, glass, and furniture. Vol. I consists of texts; Vol. II of the catalog. In German, with some texts in French. Includes bibliographical references and an index.
This catalog of French furniture-designer and decorator Ruhlmann accompanied an exhibition held at the Musée des Années 30 de Boulogne-Billancourt in 2001-2002, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 2004 and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, Montreal, in 2004. Includes bibliographical references.
A well-illustrated history of British furniture from 1800 to 1830, intended for the sophisticated collector. With an appendix of biographies of major designers and craftsmen, bilbiographical footnotes, and a comprehensive bibliography.
A catalog to accompany an exhibition held at the MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts of objects by late 19th-/early 20th-century Austrian designer Hoffmann, including furniture. Includes bibliographical references and an index.
A well-illustrated history/handbook of English furniture from 1500 to 1840, based on pieces sold by Christie's. Includes brief historical sketches of the different time periods, captioned plates of the pieces arranged by types of furniture, a list of the prices paid for the pieces, and a general bibliography.
A comprehensive dictionary of English furnituremakers who worked between 1660 and 1840 on various types of works. Based on study of directories, newspapers, trade cards, price books, sale catalogs, and manuscripts in the Victoria and Albert Museum Furniture Archive and other archives. With a collection of plates showing makers' marks, signatures, and labels.
A history of Western European furniture from the early Middle Ages through the 17th century, with analysis of the cultural context of furniture design. Includes plates of furniture in different interiors and a bibliography.
A survey of south German, Austrian, and German-Swiss folk furniture of the 18th and 19th centuries. Includes black-and-white and color plates with descriptive notes as well as a comprehensive, classified bibliography.
A comprehensive history of English furniture from the late Gothic period through the Regency, illustrated with plates and line drwawings. Includes a useful glossary and a list of major cabinetmakers and designers.
Biographies of English cabinetmakers and allied craftsmen who worked during the 18th century. With a collection of plates of signed or attributed pieces. Bibliographical references are in the footnotes.
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A brief introduction to late 18th- and early 19th-century English decorative furnishings. Includes a valuable collection of plates illustrating interiors and their details. With bibliographical references in the footnotes.