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CHINESE FURNITURE
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CHINESE FURNITURE

By Clunas, Craig

London: V & A Publications, 1997. 119pp., printed, patterned endpapers. Illustrated throughout: colour and b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid silver title there-on. Plain black boards nominally bumped. Textblock unmarked. Photographic, colour-plate illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. Originally published in 1988, by Bamboo Publishing Ltd., London. "Chinese Furniture" is a detailed investigative study of the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection of Chinese furniture, one of the largest and most important collections outside China . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Sources for the study of Chinese furniture, Seat Furniture, Materials of Chinese furniture, Tables and other platforms, Traditional Chinese furniture in the Modern World, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 660g. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$34.78

LAURA ASHLEY
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LAURA ASHLEY

By Wood, Martin

London: Frances Lincoln Publishers, 2009. 192pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain boards undamaged. Pink floral endpapers. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edge-creased at head, with a short closed tear adjacent to front flap fold. From the jacket flap: "Against the backdrop of Laura's life - from her birth in South Wales in 1925 to her sudden and untimely death in 1985 - Martin Wood chronicles the designs, products and intrinsic style which are the essence of this iconic print and fashion house . . . The story is richly illustrated with more than 200 photographs and drawings, many never previously published, from the company's archives and the Ashley family's private records." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 1.37 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.39

Tricia Guild: PATTERN
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Tricia Guild: PATTERN

By Elspeth Thompson with Tricia Guild

London: Quadrille Publishing House, 2008. 208pp., stunning colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, fine reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. From the front flap: "Tricia Guild is known for her bold and original fabric and wallpaper collections and her extraordinary ability to use colour - and pattern - in decoration . . . Pattern has always been vital to her way of working, second only to her bold and innovative approach to colour. Her masterful mixing of large and small-scale patterns in a variety of contrasting colours, finishes and textures is renowned throughout the world, and can be seen in detail in the specially designed rooms that illustrate this book." Tricia Guild founded Designers Guild in London in 1970, one of the most influential and creative forces in the world of interior design. Book weight approx. 1.23 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Softcover with Fold-in Flaps. Very Good +.

$20.87

INTERIOR SPACES : A Pictorial Review of Significant Interiors in the U.S.A.
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INTERIOR SPACES : A Pictorial Review of Significant Interiors in the U.S.A.

By [Images Publishing Group]

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Images Publishing Group, 1992. 253pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Gloss illustrated boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased, several small indentations on spine, minor surface scuffs. Dual-language Introduction (English and Japanese), English and Japanese language Contents page, else all text in English. A stand-alone title in the 'International Spaces' series. "Outstanding achievements in interior architecture by American architects. Interior architecture, as opposed to decoration, is the creation of three-dimensional space that serves, and at best, enhances, the use for which it is created. Advances in ergonomics, coupled with increased sensitivity for the needs of persons with disabilities, have resulted in designs that are flexible and universally usable by all people. Likewise, growing concern for the quality of the indoor environment - air quality, lighting, efficient energy systems, and lowering of fire and seismic risks - has resulted in safer and more healthful interiors . . . " Contents include; Introduction (James P. Cramer), Commercial Spaces and Atriums, Hospitality Space and Restaurants, Leisure and Art Centers, Public and Special Purpose Spaces, Retail Space and Showrooms, Transport Facilities, Designers' Biographies, Index, Acks. Book weight approx. 1.66 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$27.82

THE AUSTRALIAN HOUSE BOOK
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THE AUSTRALIAN HOUSE BOOK

By Burns, Ronnie

Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia: William Heinemann, 1996. 274pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain blue boards mildly shelf rubbed only. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly edge-creased only. Words by Peter Watson. "This book offers a fresh approach to home renovating and decorating with exciting and easy to implement ideas, all illustrated in full colour. It covers everything you need to know from drawing up a master plan to those decorative touches that make a house a home." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 1.6 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.30

THE NATURAL PAINT DECORATOR
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THE NATURAL PAINT DECORATOR

By Edwards, Lynn, and Lawless, Julia

London: Kyle Cathie Limited, 2006. 192pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Montage-illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. First published in 2002 as 'The Natural Paint Book'. "Avoid the toxic effects of conventional paints and live in a healthier environment by decorating your home with natural paints! . . . Throughout the book the authors explain clearly the ingredients and properties of different paints and their impact on your health and the environment. Practical chapters explain how to make and apply natural paints . . . over 50 recipes and techniques for natural paints and finishes . . . " Book weight approx. 740g.. First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.30

TASTE AND POWER : Furnishing Modern France
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TASTE AND POWER : Furnishing Modern France

By Auslander, Leora

Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1996. xv, + 495pp., intext, b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Vivid metallic red title over nominally bumped quarter-cloth spine. Plain boards lightly bumped on upper foredge corners. Remainder stripe on foot of text-block, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with creased, closed tears at foot of spine, else very good. Louis XIV, Regency, Rococo, Neoclassical, Empire, Art Nouveau, and Historicist Pastiche: furniture styles in France have changed as regimes have risen and fallen. In this social history, the author explores the changing meaning of furniture from the mid-seventeenth to the early 20th centuries . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 3 'parts', viz: Paradox of Absolutism, From Style to Taste, The Borgeois Stylistic Regime. Epilogue, Biblio., General Index, Index of Names. Book weight approx. 1.2 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Thus, 2nd Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.34

OLD FURNITURE FOR MODERN ROOMS : From the Restoration to the Regency
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OLD FURNITURE FOR MODERN ROOMS : From the Restoration to the Regency

By Wenham, Edward

London: G. Bell & Sons, 1939. x, + 204pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plaes throughout, plus numerous intext sketch-art line drawings (artwork by Edgar Holloway). Book clean. Vivid silver title over lightly cocked and bumped spine. Original green cloth boards undamaged. A tiny, original seller's sticker on front pastedown, plus a former owner's name on ffep., otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn and creased, with a significant closed tear. " . . . a 'new' kind of book about old furniture . . . concerned first and foremost with old furniture as 'furniture' for everyday use, rather than as 'collector's pieces'." Contents include: Prelims., chaptered 'sections': What to Seek and Where, Old Furniture in Modern Rooms (read 1919), Some Characteristics of Different Periods, Fakes - Clever and Otherwise, Modern Companions to Old Furniture, Glossary, Biblio., Index, more. Book weight approx. 510g.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Fair +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.30

AMERICAN COUNTRY : A Style and Source Book

By Emmerling, Mary Ellisor

New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1980. xi, + 292pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Red cloth boards nominally scuffed only. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edgeworn and scuffed, U.V. affected (sunned) spine. " . . . not only a guide to old and antique pieces, but also a guide to marvellous contemporary adaptions of structural elements, materials, furniture and lighting. In addition to traditional country rooms and houses, it features spectacular modern settings where authentic antiques and reproductions mix with the pure lines of contemporary furniture and architecture . . . how-to information for displaying country pieces, making traditional American foods, planting a country garden, and preparing for Christmas celebrations in the American Country way . . . " Book weight approx. 1.53 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$18.08

FRENCH INFLUENCES
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FRENCH INFLUENCES

By Phillips, Betty Lou

Layton, Utah, U.S.A.: Gibbs Smith, 2001. 160pp., colour photographic illustrations, by Emily Minton, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, slightly canted, gilt title there-on. Pale green boards mildly bumped and shelfworn at foot. Pictorially illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, tiny closed tear to head of spine. Betty Lou Phillips, professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, "delves into the world of design francais, illustrating through lavish colour photography how, room by room, French elegance remains the creme de la creme . . . " Contents include: Intro., Making a World of Difference, The American Way with French Style, Reflections of Good Taste, Fluent French, French Class, Unmistakably French, Vive le France!, Garden Shows, Designer Notebook. Book weight approx. 1.1 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition, Third Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$22.95

VILLA DECOR : Decidedly French and Italian Style
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VILLA DECOR : Decidedly French and Italian Style

By Phillips, Betty Lou

Utah, U.S.A.: Gibbs Smith, 2002. 192pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Illustrated endpapers ('Le Ballon de Ganosse', an original Oberkampf factory 'toile de jouy ' pattern). Book clean, slightly canted. Spine firm, minimally shelfworn at foot. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated dustjacket protected in removable plastic cover. " . . . demonstrates how to virtually juxtapose various periods and styles in widely diverse, satisfying rooms that are never dull or predictable. Quiet French elegance and Italian romance combine to create the simplicity of sweet life - la dolce vita . . . " Book weight approx. 1.27 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$26.43

HOUSES OF SAINT TROPEZ
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HOUSES OF SAINT TROPEZ

By Bariller, Marie

New York: Stewart Tabori & Chang, 2004. 229pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout, by Thomas Dhellemmes. Preface by Jacqueline Pagnol. Translated from the French by Paul Hurwit. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Nominal shelfwear and several light bumps to plain blue boards. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally scuffed, minimal creasing to head of spine. With privileged and unprecedented access, the author and photographer capture the casual elegance of Saint-Tropez in this intimate view of 23 stunning interiors . . . Contents include: Preface, Author's Note, The Sweetness of Life, Village Retreats, Dreams of Exoticism, Memories of Artists, An Air of Majesty, Saint-Tropez, Home Port. Book weight approx. 1.59 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Thus, First Printing. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$22.95

AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOFAS
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AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOFAS

By King, Constance

London: The Apple Press, 1990. 127pp., colour plate illustrations, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, nominally cocked. Leaves clean. Boards trivially bumped only. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. Chronicling the development of the sofa from Pharaonic Egypt to the late 20th century America and Europe, this book is highly informative and lavishly illustrated. With almost 200 photographs, each with descriptive caption, contents, arranged chronologically, include: Prelims., Intro., Before 1700, Century-by-Century (to 1999), Chronology, Glossary, Explanatory Diagrams, Index. Book weight approx. 760g.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.82

HOUSE DOCTOR QUICK FIXES: 100 Top Tips to Help You Make That Sale
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HOUSE DOCTOR QUICK FIXES: 100 Top Tips to Help You Make That Sale

By Maurice, Ann with Blake, Fanny

United Kingdom: Harper Collins, 2005. 144pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, tiny abrasion to spine. In this book, published to coincide with the highly popular U.K. Channel 5 series, Ann Maurice presents her 100 top tips for the successful sale of your home, including how to maximise space, deal with clutter, remove your personality from the home, help buyers feel welcome and relaxed, and present your property in the best possible light. Includes Before and After illustrations, Diagnosis and 'Doctor's Orders' for all the rooms in the house, plus outside, and Case Studies. Book weight approx. 700g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.82

THE SHABBY CHIC HOME
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THE SHABBY CHIC HOME

By Ashwell, Rachel

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Regan Books, 2000. viii, + 197pp., colour-art endpapers, colour photographic illustrations, throughout, by Amy Neunsinger. Book clean, square. Mild edgewear to foredge corners and head and heel of spine. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn and scuffed. "Wonderful wide-plank floors, paned sash windows, an old brick fireplace, the charm of living with a home's small imperfections and making them a virtue. These are just some examples of what makes up a Shabby Chic home." Rachel Ashwell shows how to find and recognize beauty in the nooks and crannies of your home, and then apply it to everyday life . . . Book weight approx. 1 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition (Stated). Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$19.47

SHABBY CHIC
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SHABBY CHIC

By Ashwell, Rachel, with Costin, Glynis

U.S.A.: Regan Books/Harper Style, 1996. ix, + 197pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout by Art Streiber. Illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Quarter-cloth spine firm, gilt title there-on. Mildly bumped on foot. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. " Rachel Ashwell, founder of the Shabby Chic home decor stores, for the first time provides her invaluable and much sought after advice on how to recreate Shabby Chic style in your own home. With engaging text and easy to follow instructions, Rachel details the Shabby Chic basics in a way that will put even the most apprehensive or novice decorators at ease. From flowers to fabrics to lighting, Rachel illuminates all of the elements essential to this unpretentious yet truly exquisite style . . . " Book weight approx. 980g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$19.47

BRINGING TUSCANY HOME : Sensuous Style from the Heart of Italy
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BRINGING TUSCANY HOME : Sensuous Style from the Heart of Italy

By Mayes, Frances, with Mayes, Edward

Scoresby, VIC, Australia: Random House Australia, 2004. vii, + 226pp., colour art frontis, plus colour photographic illustrations, throughout, by Stephen Rothfeld. Book clean, square. Tan boards have minimal shelfwear to foredge corners, plus head and heel of spine. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has minimal edgewear, several blind indentations. Author Frances Mayes, with her husband Edward, "share the essence of Tuscan life as they have lived it, with specific ideas and inspiration for readers to bring the beauty and spirit of Tuscany into their own home decor, meals, gardens, entertaining, and, most important, outlook on life . . . " Book weight approx. 1.2 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.30