The Book of Antique Furniture: An International Sytle Guide from the 16th to the 20th Century

The Book of Antique Furniture: An International Sytle Guide from the 16th to the 20th Century by Francis Rousseau

Title: The Book of Antique Furniture: An International Sytle Guide from the 16th to the 20th Century
Author: Francis Rousseau
ISBN10: 078581227X
ISBN13: 978-0785812272
Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc. (September 1, 2000)
Language: English
Subcategory: Antiques & Collectibles
Size PDF: 1367 kb
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Rating: 4.3/5
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Pages: 224 pages
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The Book of Antique Furniture: An International Sytle Guide from the 16th to the 20th Century by Francis Rousseau


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A challenge that few have attempted in the past; assembling everything you need to know about furniture from the sixteenth century to the present in one book. This incredibly thorough book includes every important style that marked society, including Renaissance, Charles V and Phillip II, Regence, Louis XVI, Directoire, Rococo, Empire, Victorian, Art Nouveau and others, complete with intricate details allowing a rigorous identification of each object. Decorative motifs, various types of wood, fabrics and ornamentations are described in detail to help furniture lovers find their way around second-hand shops and auction houses. Includes over 700 color photographs.