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1 18th Century English Furniture

Christopher Claxton Stevens and Stewart Whittington

Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, UK, 1985, 0-902028-88-X / 9780902028883, Revised Edition, Hard Cover, As New, As New, 23 Cms x 29 Cms 
Printed Pages: 489 with numerous colour and b/w photographs. Excellent condition. Never sold. Multiple copies available. 003312

Price: 125.00 USD
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2 18th Century English Furniture: The Normal Adams Collection

Christopher Claxton Stevens and Stewart Whittington

Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, UK, 1851492186 / 9781851492183, First Edition, Hard Cover, Very Good, Very Good, 8 1/2" x 11" 
But it is far from being just a series of fine photographs for it concentrates principally on the British mahogany furniture of the eighteenth century, a period when British design and craftsmanship reached its pinnacle, a fact amply verified by the sustained demand for these fine pieces. Yet it is a period which curiously enough has, apart from some specialist work, been largely neglected by serious writers on the subject for many years. The book contains some 475 black and white and 56 colour photographs. The illustration of so many fine pieces, as well as unusual items, superbly photographed, would in itself have earned this book a place on the shelves of anyone seriously interested in the subject. But there is an added bonus. A firm like Norman Adams prospers by the skill of the selection in buying ?a ‘good eye??and it is this essential facility, succinctly expressed in the captions to the pieces in this book, which will ensure its lasting reputation as an important work of reference. Printed Pages: 492 with 56 colour and 475 b/w illustrations. 033099

Price: 85.00 USD
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3 British Antique Furniture: Price Guide and Reasons for Values

John Andrews

Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, UK, 2007, 1851494448 / 9781851494446, Fifth Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 295 x 237 Mm 
For the past thirty years this book has, in its various editions, outsold all others on British antique furniture simply because it is unique in explaining what to look for when assessing the value of individual pieces. In this, the fifth edition, the huge financial importance of patination and colour has been explained and illustrated ?something which has become increasingly important in recent years. This classic guide consists of some 1,200 photographs of furniture found in shops and auction rooms throughout the country with the author’s down-to-earth comments on important features which affect individual prices. The reader will come to understand the rules and prejudices which apply while the eye will become aware of gradations of quality. He will come instinctively to assess the workmanship and how all this affects the final price tag. This is, above all, a reference book for the practising collector and dealer, a work from which the memory may be refreshed and points checked. Each item is clearly referenced. This enables the annual price revision list to be compiled with a ready cross-reference. The list is available in January/February each year on a private subscription basis and details are contained within the book. “John Andrews has an encyclopaedic knowledge of antiques and history, qualifications for writing the first of the longest-running of the antique price guides?Sunday Telegraph * The best-selling guide to British antique furniture for over thirty years, now in its fifth edition * Explains in plain language what to look for when assessing value * Over 1,250 superb photographs show just how and why values can vary so greatly * Colour plates show the financial importance of patination * Contains revised prices in both ?Sterling and US $ Printed Pages: 432 with 137 coloured and 1150 b/w illustrations. 017862

Price: 74.95 USD
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4 Continental Church Furniture in England: A Traffic in Piety

Charles Tracy

Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, UK, 185149376X / 9781851493760, Hard Cover, New, New, 22 Cms x 29 Cms 
This is the first book on the history of the virtually unknown phenomenon of the importation of Continental church furniture into England since the early 19th century. Lavishly illustrated, well over one hundred pieces, from pulpits to choir stalls, are discussed in detail. The taste for this furniture was fuelled by the Romantic medievalising enthusiasm of Augustus Welby Pugin and the Catholic Revival, as well as the eccentric whims of the Anglican Squiresons. It was clandestinely acquired mainly from France and the Low Countries by English antique dealers and other enterprising agents, including architects and the aristocracy, as a result of the catastrophic upheavals of the French Revolution. Surprisingly, much of the furniture is in the Baroque style. The historical setting for this nostalgic explosion is described, as well as an account of some of the more unusual patronage, and the story is pursued into the 20th century. The second half of the book comprises a discussion of the most important specimens in the national collection, and their provenance, as well as a gazetteer of such material throughout England. The Author Charles Tracy completed his Ph.D. thesis at the Courtauld Institute on English Gothic choir-stalls. Since then he has extensively researched the largely ignored subject of English medieval church furniture and woodwork. He is the author of the two volume study, English Gothic Choir-Stalls, 1200-1540, and the Catalogue of English Medieval Furniture and Woodwork for the V & A Museum. In addition he has published many articles in learned journals on related topics, from the Watching Chamber at St. Alban’s Cathedral to the early 14th century painted screen at Kingston Lacy, Dorset. His interest in Continental church furniture of all periods goes back over ten years and he has made a particular study of the material in Belgium and France. * The first book ever to be published on this subject * Over 350 superb black and white illustrations and 20 colour photographs * The result of ten years?research, written by a leading authority on church furniture * Will be of interest to furniture and art historians, museums, libraries, Puginians and students of the English Catholic Revival Printed Pages: 300 with 20 colour and 350 b/w illustrations. 017874

Price: 68.00 USD
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5 English Country Furniture: 1500 -1900

David Knell

Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, UK, 1851493026 / 9781851493029, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 279 x 216 Mm 
The literature on English period furniture has largely been dominated by a preoccupation with that of the rich and upper classes, resulting in a neglect of the humbler pieces used in more ordinary homes over the centuries. This attitude is now regarded as unacceptable, however, and the past everyday furniture of England has accordingly become the focus of intensive research. This book, the first major production of its kind and now a classic reference work, examines the pieces found in humbler urban and rural homes over a span of some four centuries, throwing fresh light on such aspects as regionalvariations, dating assessment, construction techniques, stylistic influenceand context. Each of the many examples illustrated, most of them previouslyunpublished in book form, is accompanied by a detailed caption giving timber,a realistic date range and an extensive description, including such informationas local characteristics, finish, distinctive decorative features and manufacturing methods. In this second edition both the format and the text have been thoroughlyrevised and the number of illustrations greatly increased. The Author David Knell is a former Sotheby’s consultant with a specialist expertise in early and vernacular furniture. In addition to contributing articles to periodicals and academic publications, he has lectured widelyon his chosen field both in North America and in Britain. Brought up in Canada, he now lives in West Sussex, where he is furniture consultant to the Mary Rose Trust. His professional involvement with theauction world allows him to actively continue his research * The first and only work of its kind on Country Furniture * The first book to stress the full impact of Oriental influence on English furniture * Challenges several popular beliefs and re-evaluate * Very readable and accessible text. Printed Pages: 414 with 108 colour and 625 b/w illustrations. 017870

Price: 89.50 USD
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6 English Furniture: 1660-1714 from Charles II to Queen Anne

Adam Bowett

Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, UK, 1851493999 / 9781851493999, Hard Cover, New, New, 22 Cms x 29 Cms 
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. The Author Adam Bowett is a lecturer in Furniture History at Brunel University, the author of numerous articles, conference contributor, etc. He is involved in an exhibition, opening on the 27 November 2001 at the Geffrye Museum entitled: ‘After the Fire - London Furniture 1666-1714? He is also a contributor to the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. This is his first book. * The first comprehensive re-evaluation for one hundred 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 with many new photographs * Includes a glossary of terms, list of manuscript sources and bibliography Printed Pages: 368 with over 550 illustrations. 017872

Price: 85.00 USD
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7 Italian Empire Furniture: Furnishings and Interior Design from 1800 to 1843

Enrico Colle

Rizzoli, New York, USA, 1998, 0-8478-2407-1 / 9780847824076, First Edition, Hardcover with Slipcase, New, New, 27 x 30 Cm 
Printed Pages: 427 with numerous colour and b/w illustrations. 024924

Price: 195.00 USD
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8 Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th Century Furniture Design

Antique Collector's Club; Introduction By Edward Joy

Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, UK, 1986, 0-902028-47-2 / 9780902028470, Reprint, Hard Cover, As New, As New, 23 Cms x 29 Cms 
Printed Pages: 630 with numerous b/w photographs. Excellent condition. Never sold. Multiple copies available. 003311

Price: 99.00 USD
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9 Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th Century Furniture Design

Edward Joy

Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, UK, 0902028472 / 9780902028470, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 279 x 216 Mm 
The nineteenth century produced more varied forms of furniture than any previous period in British history. Whereas about half a dozen names such as Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Adam and Sheraton dominated eighteenth century designs, the nineteenth century produced dozens of independent designers particularly towards the end of the period. As the furniture trade developed. so manufacturers and retailing split. Catalogues began to be used in retail shops as they are today. Competition between retailers and the use of the new design books, resulted in a large number of designs, not only new ones but also a constant looking backwards to earlier centuries for inspiration. This change in the structure of the industry made full use of highly individual interpretations of Gothic, Renaissance, Elizabethan, ‘Naturalistic?styles, Egyptian. Old French, Louis Quatorze, Louis Quinze, and Italian decorations, all applied to a wide variety of furniture, and one can understand that the complexity of the subject is best explained by a very large number of illustrations. This is the reason why over 6,000 appear in this book. Other books so far written on the period have tended to concentrate almost entirely on the names of leading designers and pieces made for the few important exhibitions, which, while relevant to taste at the top end of the market, had little influence on the vast flow of furniture produced for the wealthy middle class market, the type of furniture that one finds today in market shops and at auctions. The Dictionary is made up from forty-nine contemporary design and pattern books. Each piece of furniture has been sorted into its physical characteristics (e.g. table with three legs), so that it is only necessary to glance down the list of contents to identify into which category any particular piece belongs. This simple format has avoided the pitfalls of using contemporary nomenclature interlaced as it is with later fashionable terminology (for example, dressoir and ‘Glastonbury?chair). Within each category the pieces are arranged in chronological order so that the evolution of each type is clearly seen. This provides the first major study of the very wide range of furniture produced in this prolific century and should become the standard work of reference on this subject. A scholarly introduction by the late Edward Joy, the eminent furniture historian, gives a fascinating review of the design trends of the period. * This first major study of the very wide range of furniture produced in the 19th century is the potential standard work of reference on this subject.. * It is compiled from nearly 50 contemporary catalogues. * It rearranges numerous illustrations under individual furniture categories. * While launching a whole new terminology, this book will enable the reader to get a speedy overall understanding of changes in style and construction over the period. * It is an easy-to-use, comprehensive aid to dating and identification. Printed Pages: 632 with 6200 colour illustrations. 017869

Price: 99.50 USD
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10 Starting to Collect Antique Furniture

John Andrews

Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, UK, 2007, 1851494499 / 9781851494491, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 240 x 190 Mm 
Furniture is a prime interest of most antique collectors, but few books attempt to give the beginner an overall view of the history and development of furniture design. This book, structured chronologically and then by country within each time period, starts with the primary medieval period and follows right through the dominance of successive Italian, French and English influences up to 1900. In identifying, describing and illustrating those major fashions and styles whose originals were copied and adapted from country to country over at least two centuries, the author has used his well-proven research and experience to explain an apparently confusing subject with the clarity for which his other books are celebrated. The way in which he shows how so-called national styles are related to neighbouring and even distant originals in other countries makes this history of antique furniture a fascinating and illuminating read as well as a handy and portable reference. This copiously illustrated book covers all the principal European countries and the United States of America in a simple, easily-digested form which shows all the major design features necessary for the understanding of many furniture styles. Never before has such a comprehensive survey been published in so workmanlike yet so concise a form. Practical and compendious, it will serve as a primer for beginners as well as an aide-mémoire for experienced collectors. Printed Pages: 192 with colour illustrations throughout. 017861

Price: 23.95 USD
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11 The Dictionary of English Furniture from the Middle Ages to the Late Georgian Period By Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards: Volume One: ACA-CHA; Volume Two: CHE-MUT; Volume Three: NAI-ZUC

Ralph Edwards

Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, UK, 1986, 1-85149-037-X / 9781851490370, First Paperback Edition, Hard Cover with a Slipcase, Fine, 21.5 Cms x 30.5 Cms 
Set of 3 volumes with original slipcase. 004914

Price: 225.00 USD
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12 The Dictionary of English Furniture: Volume I, II, & III

Ralph Edwards

Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, UK, 0907462375 / 9780907462378, First Edition, Laminated Paperboard, New, 279 x 216 Mm 
The Dictionary of English Furniture by Ralph Edwards (1954 Revised Edition) is the most authoritative general work on English antique furniture ever published. The first edition of this work was published 1924-27. It was instantly recognised as the primary reference on the evolution of English furniture from the Middle Ages to the Late Georgian period. It was consistently in demand and soon went out of print. The Second Edition, published in 1954, was entirely revised and enlargedby one of the two original collaborators, Ralph Edwards, who at that timewas Keeper of the Department of Woodwork at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He was an outstanding authority, well placed to produce such a mammoth revision. The Dictionary is, within its chronological limits, a comprehensive survey of the whole wide field of English domestic furniture. Later research has added details but the basic body of knowledge remains unchallenged. It remains the standard book referred to in all sale catalogues. In three volumes, now available in two different bindings, it contains over 1,000 pages and approximately 2,500 illustrations. * Arguably the most famous work on English furniture ever published * Consulted by dealers, auction houses and collectors, with over 2,500 illustrations * An affordable edition of a work much sought after * Original review of the Second Edition: * 'The new Dictionary is a complete encyclopedia of English Furniture within its chronological limits and is compiled by a man who has been associated with it from its inception and combines vast knowledge with lucid expression.' Apollo Printed Pages: 1146 with 43 colour and 1690 b/w illustrations. 017868

Price: 235.00 USD
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13 The Dictionary of English Furniture: Volume I, II, & III

Ralph Edwards

Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, UK, 185149037X / 9781851490370, First Edition, Paperback, New, 279 x 216 Mm 
The Dictionary of English Furniture by Ralph Edwards (1954 Revised Edition) is the most authoritative general work on English antique furniture ever published. The first edition of this work was published 1924-27. It was instantly recognised as the primary reference on the evolution of English furniture from the Middle Ages to the Late Georgian period. It was consistently in demand and soon went out of print. The Second Edition, published in 1954, was entirely revised and enlargedby one of the two original collaborators, Ralph Edwards, who at that timewas Keeper of the Department of Woodwork at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He was an outstanding authority, well placed to produce such a mammoth revision. The Dictionary is, within its chronological limits, a comprehensive survey of the whole wide field of English domestic furniture. Later research has added details but the basic body of knowledge remains unchallenged. It remains the standard book referred to in all sale catalogues. In three volumes, now available in two different bindings, it contains over 1,000 pages and approximately 2,500 illustrations. * Arguably the most famous work on English furniture ever published * Consulted by dealers, auction houses and collectors, with over 2,500 illustrations * An affordable edition of a work much sought after * Original review of the Second Edition: * 'The new Dictionary is a complete encyclopedia of English Furniture within its chronological limits and is compiled by a man who has been associated with it from its inception and combines vast knowledge with lucid expression.' Apollo Printed Pages: 1146 with 43 colour and 1690 b/w illustrations. 017867

Price: 189.00 USD
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14 The Dictionary of English Furniture: Volume I, II, & III

Ralph Edwards

Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, UK, 1851493441 / 9781851493449, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, New, 279 x 216 Mm 
The Dictionary of English Furniture by Ralph Edwards (1954 Revised Edition) is the most authoritative general work on English antique furniture ever published. The first edition of this work was published 1924-27. It was instantly recognised as the primary reference on the evolution of English furniture from the Middle Ages to the Late Georgian period. It was consistently in demand and soon went out of print. The Second Edition, published in 1954, was entirely revised and enlargedby one of the two original collaborators, Ralph Edwards, who at that timewas Keeper of the Department of Woodwork at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He was an outstanding authority, well placed to produce such a mammoth revision. The Dictionary is, within its chronological limits, a comprehensive survey of the whole wide field of English domestic furniture. Later research has added details but the basic body of knowledge remains unchallenged. It remains the standard book referred to in all sale catalogues. In three volumes, now available in two different bindings, it contains over 1,000 pages and approximately 2,500 illustrations. * Arguably the most famous work on English furniture ever published * Consulted by dealers, auction houses and collectors, with over 2,500 illustrations * An affordable edition of a work much sought after * Original review of the Second Edition: * 'The new Dictionary is a complete encyclopedia of English Furniture within its chronological limits and is compiled by a man who has been associated with it from its inception and combines vast knowledge with lucid expression.' Apollo Printed Pages: 1146 with 43 colour and 1690 b/w illustrations. 017863

Price: 475.00 USD
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15 The Price Guide to Collectable Clocks, 1840-1940

Alan and Rita Shenton

Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, UK, 1985, 0-907462-66-9 / 9780907462668, First Edition, Hard Cover, New, Fine, 22 Cms x 29 Cms 
Printed Pages: 479 with numerous b/w illustrations. 005458

Price: 70.00 USD
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16 The Price Guide to Victorian, Edwardian and 1920s Furniture (1860-1930)

John Andrews

Antique Collectors Club, Suffolk, UK, 1986, 1-851490-18-3 / 9781851490189, Reprint, Hard Cover, New, Fine, 22 Cms x 29 Cms 
Printed Pages: 217 with numerous b/w illustrations. 005457

Price: 40.00 USD
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