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MASTERPIECES OF FURNITURE by Verna Cook Salomonsky - Paperback - 1953 - from Vancouver Bookseller (SKU: 896)

MASTERPIECES OF FURNITURE

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MASTERPIECES OF FURNITURE: In Photographs and Measured Drawings

by Verna Cook Salomonsky

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Condition
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ISBN 10
0486213811
ISBN 13
9780486213811
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About This Item

This well-known reference work was first published in 1931, but is still consulted by cabinetmakers, craftsmen, collectors, curators, dealers and historians. It is measured drawings, each accompanied by a photograph of the finished piece, of 101 of the most striking furniture pieces of the 16th through 19th centuries. The accompanying text indicates stylistic features and developments, prototypes, types of wood, function, and location of the original.

Selected mainly from collections in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, the objects include chests, tables, chairs, dressing tables, desks, highboys, commodes, couches, beds etc. (See photos of contents.)
Periods and styles include Colonial American, Duncan Phyfe, Windsor, Sheraton, Hepplewhite, Chippendale, Louis XIV, eighteenth-century Dutch, sixteenth-century Italian, and representatives of other eras. The book's most outstanding feature is the measured drawings for each piece of furniture. Accurate to the nearest 1/16th of an inch, these drawings are especially valuable for woodworkers creating detailed replicas.

This copy, which is the 1953 reprint, is in soft cover.8" x 11", 120 pagesIt has been used, but well cared for.The dappling you see on the cover is the laminate, which is coming off.Otherwise excellent condition.

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bookseller
Vancouver Bookseller CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
896
Title
MASTERPIECES OF FURNITURE
Author
Verna Cook Salomonsky
Format/binding
Perfect
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0486213811
ISBN 13
9780486213811
Publisher
Dover Publications
Place of Publication
United States
Date Published
1953
Keywords
Cabinetmaker, furniture, antiques, collectibles
Bookseller catalogs
Art; British History; American History; French History; World History; Antiques, Furniture, Collectibles; Architecture, Interior Design;

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