Packer, Charles.


by The Master Ébénistes. A Chronologically arranged Pictorial Review of Furniture by the Master Menuisiers-Ébénistes from Boulle to Jacob; together with a Commentary on the Styles and Techniques of the Art. Ceramic Book Company, Newport 1956.
1st Ed. 4to. [xxviii] + 96pp. text. 256 b/w. ills. browned, original gilt lettered dark red cloth, lightly rubbed and sl. spotted boards, spine faded with fading intruding sl. onto boards, t.e.g. One of a Limited Edition of 1000 Copies. Based mainly on pieces in American collections the work gives a commentary on the styles and techniques of the 17th and 18th century furniture makers, a list of the masters from Boulle to Jacob, and a useful pictorial review of pieces arranged in chronological order. An appendix lists artists and craftsmen who influenced furniture design.
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