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 and sl. spotted, some sporadic spotting, edges of leaves spotted, full dec. gilt edged blue leather, some minor rubbing, sl. dampspotting to lower board, gilt filleted raised bands and gilt title to sl. rubbed and lightly faded spine, t.e.g. No. 705 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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