Decorative Art

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American Decorative Arts

American Decorative Arts

by Patricia Coblentz Robert Bishop

The China Trade

The China Trade

by Carl L Crossman

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Cambridge Glass, 1818 To 1888

by Lura Woodside Watkins

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Light On Old Lamps

by Larry Freeman

Decorative Art Books & Ephemera

American Decorative Arts

American Decorative Arts

by Bishop, Robert and Patricia Coblentz

Rooms Of Wonder

Rooms Of Wonder

by Fearrington, Florence

Frank O. Gehry: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Frank O. Gehry: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

by GEHRY, Frank O. van BRUGGEN, Coosje

New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 1997. First edition / First printing. The uncommon first edition with the copyright date listed as 1997. Note: any copy listing multiple copyright dates is a later printing. Grayish-white cloth with square spine. (Later printings have a convex, rounded spine). Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Many later printings of this title are misidentified as first editions. Frank O. Gehry is the Pritzker Prize Winner for 1989.
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$150.00
Duncan Phyfe and The English Regency

Duncan Phyfe and The English Regency

by McClelland, Nancy

NY: William R. Scott, 1939. SIGNED First edition, limited to 1350 copies. Hard cover in original cloth and dust jacket. Published NY: William R. Scott, 1939. 4to., 8 3/4" x 12", xxix+364pp., illustrated with over 300 plates, complete index of text and pictures. Signed by author on half title, errata slip laid in. A lavishly illustrated study of the furniture maker. Some dust spotting/darkening along edge of page block, else very good, in edgeworn, very good dust jacket. Uncommon in dust... Read more
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$395.00
Intimite

Intimite

by Grigoriev, Boris

Russian painter (1886-1939), graphic artist and author. His book "Intimité", original cover with repairs, 88 pages plus covers, in Russian, edition by V.M. Yasny, St. Petersburg, 1918.
Size is 10.1 x 13.3 inches, in very good condition.
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$1200.00
THE THINGS WE SEE INDOORS AND OUT

THE THINGS WE SEE INDOORS AND OUT

by Alan Jarvis

UK: Penguin Books, 1947. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good. 7 x 9 in. Paper boards. Some great modernism. Condition is VERY GOOD+ ; minor wear, very clean. Binding tight and text unmarked. DJ is VERY GOOD ; a bit toned, a few chips. Des. Stax.
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$20.00
FABERGE FANTASIES ~  The Forbes Magazine Collection, Collection THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA

FABERGE FANTASIES ~ The Forbes Magazine Collection, Collection THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA

by Malcolm Forbes, Christopher Forbes, Susanne Thesing, Margaret Kelly, & Alexander von Slodkoff

MILAN: Electa, 1987. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine/very good. 8 X 11 inches high. 125 pages. Text in English and Italian. Condition of the book is Near Fine; a great example of this book, text and illustrations are very clean, binding is tight, exterior excellent. Condition of the dust jacket is Very Good; very light wear to covers. decorative art stack
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$20.00
A History of Art

A History of Art

by Charles Goodyear

Chicago: Laidlaw Brothers , 1917. reprint. VERY GOOD. HATFIELD BOOKS AND MEMORABILIA, a FIVE STAR SELLER, presents A HISTORY OF ART by CHARLES GOODYEAR. This is the first and only reprint published by Laidlaw. At the same time, A S Barnes, the book's long time publisher, came out with this same "newly revised and enlarged" 23rd edition, "with new illustrations." This was the last year the book was published. 6 1/8" x 9 3/8", 394 page hard cover with numerous black and white photos and... Read more
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$9.99
Change Your Room : Paint It! Frame It! Stack It! Store It!

Change Your Room : Paint It! Frame It! Stack It! Store It!

by Jane Bull

Gift quality! Sturdy, tight, clean and complete. Glossy pictorial hardcover, 96 pages, includes index and a plethora of brightly colored photography. Carefully packaged, quickly shipped.
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$7.45
Picasso Ceramiques

Picasso Ceramiques

by Picasso, Pablo

Basel: Galerie Beyeler, 1989. First edition. Stiff Wraps. Orig. illustrated stiff wrappers. Fine. 105 pages. 30 x 25 cm. 106 color plates printed recto only. Essay by Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler. Text in French.
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$35.00
Catalogue of the Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains

Catalogue of the Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains

by Bushell, Dr. Stephen W. and William M. Laffan

New York: Privately Printed by Order of Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan (DeVinne Press &, 1911. First, Limited Edition. Near fine. 2 volumes; Royal 8vo; 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (240 x 160 mm); Vol. 1: pp. xvii + 196pp.; Vol. 2: lxxiii + 145; + 158 chromolithographs with rice paper guards inscribed with legend, many double-tissued. In vol. 2 plate no. 147 is used as a frontispiece. Each volume includes an index of cases with schematic drawings and key numbers, as well as Chinese characters and diagrams of maker marks.... Read more
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$20000.00
American Painted Furniture

American Painted Furniture

by Cynthia V. A. Schaffner; Susan Klein

NY: Clarkson Potter, 1997. First edition. Hard cover in original cloth and dust jacket. Published NY: Clarkson Potter, 1997, first printing. Folio, 9 1/2" x 11 1/2", xv+223pp., profusely illustrated with full color reproductions. Fine in fine dust jacket. . 1st. Hard. Fine/Fine. Folio.
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$110.00
George Tinworth (Contributor Desmond Eyles--Chronology of Principal Works; Publisher series: Harriman-Judd Collection Volume.)

George Tinworth (Contributor Desmond Eyles--Chronology of Principal Works; Publisher series: Harriman-Judd Collection Volume.)

by Rose, Peter (Art of George Tinworth; Contributor Desmond Eyles: Chronology of Principal Works.)

Los Angeles: C.D.N. Corporation [0-9609320-0-3] 1982, 1st edition. (4to) 98pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Padded imitation leather with color pastedown illustration. Illustrated endpapers, color plates, monochrome plates, chronology, bibliography, index. There is a thin, shallow, and barely noticeable cut running down the center of the front cover, a light bump at the top of the spine. Art of George Tinworth. Collection of Allen Harriman & Edward Judd. Contributors include Desmond Eyles... Read more
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$126.00
Furniture Making In Seventeenth And Eighteenth Century England An Outline for Collectors

Furniture Making In Seventeenth And Eighteenth Century England An Outline for Collectors

by Symonds, R.W

London: The Connoisseur, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. three quarter vellum and blue cloth with spine label printed in gilt. Teg. Fine in very good, spotted slipcase.. 238 pages. Folio, 36 x 25 cm. Limited edition, copy 11 of 100 specially bound copies by Edward Hiscox of London, and signed by the author in blue ink. List of Subscribers. 363 black and white illustrations, some full page color plates. Notes on the text figures. Covers cabinet and chair makers, carvers and gilders, and clocks.... Read more
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$895.00
FRANZÖSISCHE ARCHITEKTUR.

FRANZÖSISCHE ARCHITEKTUR.

by GINSBURGER, ROGER

Striking geometric binding of silver and blue lettering on red background with bands of silver and blue at top and bottom. Spine with red lettering on silver. Fine.Roger Ginsburger (pseudonym Pierre Villon under the Occupation) was an architect and critic and member of the French Communist party and of the Resistance. With 123 photographic plates of work between the wars by Le Corbusier, Lurçat, Mallet-Stevens, Perriand, and his own. Sections on interior design and wood and metal furniture ,including... Read more
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$400.00
The Decorative Work of T. M. Cleland: A Record and Review

The Decorative Work of T. M. Cleland: A Record and Review

by Cleland, T. M.; Hamill, Alfred E., intro. Rockwell Kent, portrait lithograph

NY: The Pynson Printers, 1929. First edition, limited to 1200 numbered copies, copy number 172. Hard cover in original cloth. Published NY: The Pynson Printers, 1929. 4to., 9 3/4" x 12 1/2", xxiii+ 99pp. of plates in color and monochrome, 20" x 25 1/2" color fold-out brochure sample for Strathmore paper tipped in, frontis portrait by Rockwell Kent. Dark brown cloth with gilt tiles over bevelled boards. Some wear at the extremities, fade mottling to the cloth, else very good. . 1st.... Read more
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$110.00
Vinetas Decorativas segun el gusto del dia

Vinetas Decorativas segun el gusto del dia

by Enrique Gillet (Henri Gillet)

Complete set of 30 attractive colour plates by French artist Henri Gillet (Enrique Gillet). Vignettes decoratives dans le gout du jour (or Decorative vignettes in today's taste).The plates feature over 200 floral motifs in both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles. Each plate has nine vignettes featuring flowers, fruits and foliage, mostly in two or three colours. According to the title page, the pochoir plates were hand-coloured by the artist himself (laminas iluminadas a mano por Enrique Gillet).Preface... Read more
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$450.00
THE KAMEI COLLECTION, 19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN TEXTILES, DYEING, WEAVING AND WALLPAPER - VOL. 1

THE KAMEI COLLECTION, 19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN TEXTILES, DYEING, WEAVING AND WALLPAPER - VOL. 1

by anonymous

Tokyo: Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, 1987. Paperback. Very good +. 9 x 12 in. Paper wraps. Lavish color plates. Text in English. Condition is VERY GOOD+ ; covers very clean, minor edge wear. BInding tight, text unmarked. Dec. RGR.
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$25.00
The Dream of a Golden Age: Danish Neo-Classical Furniture, 1790-1850

The Dream of a Golden Age: Danish Neo-Classical Furniture, 1790-1850

by Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen; W. Glyn Jones [Translator]

Very Rare and Very Large (about 9.75" by 12.75") Hardcover Book with 504 Well-Illustrated Pages. Text is in English. This Book is in Good Condition. The Dust Jacket (protected by a New Brodart Dust Jacket Protector) has some Scratches and Edgewear (including Light Crinkling along the Edges) but No Tears, Creases, Stains, or Other Major Damage. The Hardcover Boards have Light Rubbing along the Edges but No Tears, Creases, Stains, or Any Major Damage. The Binding is Strong and Intact but Sagging, typical... Read more
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$597.99
Book of Steel Toys

Book of Steel Toys

by [TRADE CATALOGUE - STEEL GOODS.]

TRADE CATALOGUE - STEEL GOODS. Book of Steel Toys. Birmingham, [n.p.] c.1812.
A remarkable trade catalogue of steel goods for the household, ladies and gentlemen's personal effects, gardening tools, and instruments for trades and professions. This is a treasure trove of visual information about a vast range of now obsolete tools and the objects required for daily life in the age of Jane Austen: spinet tuning keys, muffin toasters, cheese tasters, sugar hatchets, teeth cleaning sets, netting vices,... Read more
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$15000.00
DESIGN IN SWEDEN (1985)

DESIGN IN SWEDEN (1985)

by various

Sweden: The Swedish Institute, 1985. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8 x 10 in. Paper wraps. B&W and color plates. Condition is VERY GOOD ; corners worn, one dog-eared, covers mildly foxed. Binding tight and text unmarked. Des. Stax.
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$15.00
The Book of Meissen

The Book of Meissen

by Rontgen, Robert E

Exton: Schiffer Publishing [0-88740-014-0] [1984], 1st edition. (Folio hardcover) 333pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Faux marbled endpapers, glossary, black and white and color illustrations, lists, notes, bibliography, index. (Antiques, China--Porcelain, Meissen Porcelain, Porcelain, Pottery, Tableware).
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$173.25
Important Silver (Auction Catalog - Sale 94A, October 12,1973)

Important Silver (Auction Catalog - Sale 94A, October 12,1973)

by Sotheby's Los Angeles

Los Angeles: Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., 1973. Book. Good Plus. Softcover (Saddle-stapled). N/A. 8vo up to 9½" tall. Off-white pictorial softcover, staple, 8vo up to 9½" tall, 48 pp, numeerous B&W illustrations. Includes laid-in price estimate sheet. Pages are clean and bright with PRICES REALIZED in pencil next to most items listed. 113 items described, some pictured in black and white. Includes: An important pair of 17th century Dutch Salts by Michiel de Bruyn (1650); Set of... Read more
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$15.00
Archaeological Research in Indo-China

Archaeological Research in Indo-China

by Olov R. T. Janse

Harvard University Press, 1947. Volume 1 only. VG+. Minor shelf and handling wear; name inside front cover (else clean and free of marks); text block slightly age-toned throughout. Overall a clean, solid copy showing minimal signs of use. Photo is of the copy we have here at Barbed Wire Books.
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$350.00
English Porcelain 1745-1850

English Porcelain 1745-1850

by Charleston, Robert Jesse (Editor)

London: Ernest Benn, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. black cloth. Very good in slightly nicked dust wrapper.. 183 pages. 27 x 21 cm. 180 photographs, twelve in color. Bibliography. Index. General survey.
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$30.00
LE BON TON, JOURNAL DE MODES & MONTHLY REPORT OF PARIS FASHIONS, SEPTEMBER  1861 Volume 10, No. 9

LE BON TON, JOURNAL DE MODES & MONTHLY REPORT OF PARIS FASHIONS, SEPTEMBER 1861 Volume 10, No. 9

by Various Contributors

New York: S. T. Taylor & Sons. Very Good. 1861. Paperback. Clean green paper covers. Tight, clean & intact. Hand colored fashion engravings. Front cover & first page with small fore edge chips. Social Issues, Fashions; Hand Colored Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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$135.00
Old English Glasses

Old English Glasses

by Albert Hartshorne

Albert Hartshorne (1839 – 1910) was an English archaeologist He developed a particular interest in church monuments, publishing The Recumbent Monumental Effigies in Northamptonshire between 1867 and 1876. His other work included Old English Glasses (1897), which explored the history of drinking glasses up to the end of the eighteenth century.
This book is in good to very good condition. It is ¾ decorated vellum over black cloth, rear side of spine leather is splitting, corners are bumped and a bit... Read more
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$125.00