This is the only major work devoted to the evolution of both national and regional vernacular furniture in England from the Middle Ages up to the 20th century.
Author: David Knell
Publisher: Cross River Press
A preoccupation with the finest period furnishings of the upper classes of English society has, until very recently, dominated the literature on antique furniture, resulting in a neglect of the humbler, but equally important furniture used in ordinary homes over the centuries. While furniture historians in North America and in many European countries have long accepted the vital importance of their own vernacular - or "country" - furniture, recognising it as an essential element of social history, the English equivalent has often been treated almost with contempt by British writers and relegated to the back pages of native furniture studies. This attitude is now recognised as unacceptable, however, and the vernacular furniture of England has accordingly become the focus of intensive research. Making use of much of this recent research, English Country Furniture throws fresh light on the uses, dates and stylistic differences of the everyday furniture found in cottages, farmhouses and town houses of ordinary people over a span of some four centuries. Special emphasis is placed on the 18th and 19th centuries in recognition of the much higher survival rates of true "folk" furniture from more recent times. Each of the examples illustrated, most of them previously unpublished in book form, is accompanied by a detailed caption giving timber, an accurate date-range and an extensive description, including such information as regional characteristics, finish, stylistic influence and construction. This is the only major work devoted to the evolution of both national and regional vernacular furniture in England from the Middle Ages up to the 20th century. It is also the first to stress the full importance of Oriental influence on 18th-century furniture design; the first to make use of fresh and exciting material salvaged from the Mary Rose; and the first to pinpoint precisely the inventions of several items of machinery used in furniture-making.
Introduction This book is meant primarily to be a guide book for those interested
in country furniture and who wish to have a general knowledge of all types of country - made pieces . It is not in any sense a text book , because I have tried ,
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, honest English oak , brings in such woods as beech , elm , yew , and a number
of others , not forgetting fruit - woods , all possessed of individuality and charm .
For the seriouscollectorof British furniture, servesasanexcellent identification
source. Includes informationon over300Britishfurniture makers,
includingreference source material ontheirmarks andlabels. Knell, David. English Country Furniture: ...
Author: Tom McNulty
This book is for art market researchers at all levels. A brief overview of the global art market and its major stakeholders precedes an analysis of the various sales venues (auction, commercial gallery, etc.). Library research skills are reviewed, and advanced methods are explored in a chapter devoted to basic market research. Because the monetary value of artwork cannot be established without reference to the aesthetic qualities and art historical significance of our subject works, two substantial chapters detail the processes involved in researching and documenting the fine and decorative arts, respectively, and provide annotated bibliographies. Methods for assigning values for art objects are explored, and sources of price data, both in print and online, are identified and described in detail. In recent years, art historical scholarship increasingly has addressed issues related to the history of art and its markets: a chapter on resources for the historian of the art market offers a wide range of sources. Finally, provenance and art law are discussed, with particular reference to their relevance to dealers, collectors, artists and other art market stakeholders.
It is sad that in these restorations there is almost no surviving contemporary furniture, although good attempts have been made ... 10 Illustrated in Oliver Hill
and John Cornforth, English Country Houses, Caroline: 162^-168$, London 1966
Author: Knight of Glin
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
This lavishly illustrated and comprehensive volume is the first devoted entirely to the subject of Irish furniture and woodwork. It provides a detailed survey—encompassing everything from medieval choir stalls to magnificent drawing-room suites for the great houses—from earliest times to the end of the eighteenth century. The first part of the book presents a chronological history, illustrated with superb examples of Irish furniture and interior carving. In a lively text, the Knight of Glin and James Peill consider a broad range of topics, including a discussion of the influence of Irish craftsmen in the colonies of America. The second part of the book is a fascinating pictorial catalogue of different types of surviving furniture, including chairs, stools, baroque sideboards, elegant tea and games tables, bookcases, and mirrors. The book also features an index of Irish furniture-makers and craftsmen of the eighteenth century, compiled from Dublin newspaper advertisements and other contemporary sources.
Extensively researched, profusely illustrated book explores principal elementary antique country furniture designs used in North America over the past 400 years — with English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French, Dutch, German, Spanish and ...
Author: John Gerald Shea
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Extensively researched, profusely illustrated book explores principal elementary antique country furniture designs used in North America over the past 400 years — with English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French, Dutch, German, Spanish and Norwegian influences represented. 95 measured drawings for constructing candlestand, pedestal table, rocker, corner cupboard, cradle, armoire, many more.
Compare them with the spidery spirals of machinemade, furniture trade, “Jaco”.
The chair is a ladderback early eighteenthcentury type in ash. Compare it with
the chair on Plate V, and observe the competence of the English country
Author: John Cloag
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Originally published in 1934, this is an exhaustively detailed guide to the history of English furniture, copiously illustrated with black and white photography and many illustrations, and is highly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of anyone with an interest in the subject. Many of these earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents include: The Historical Background of Design 1500-1700; The Historical Background of Design 1700-1934; Furniture Design Under the Wood Workers 1500 1660; Furniture Design Under Fashion, 1660-1730; Furniture Design Under the Architects 1730-1830; Furniture Design Under the Romantic Movement and the Furniture Trade 1830-1900; Furniture Design Under the Antique Dealers and Artist-Craftsmen 1900-1920; The New Materials and Their Effect on Design; The Patient Art of Buying Furniture; Books About Furniture and Design.
Architecture, Landscape and Society (Stroud, Gloucestershire, 1998) Christie,
Christopher, The British Country House in the ... Regency Furniture (Woodbridge,
Suffolk, 1985) de Dampierre, Florence, The Best of Painted Furniture (New York,
Author: Jane Austen
This Revised and Expanded Edition contains hundreds of new notes and illustrations. The first-ever fully annotated edition of one of the most beloved novels in the world is a sheer delight for Jane Austen fans. Here is the complete text of Pride and Prejudice with thousands of annotations on facing pages, including: • Explanations of historical context Rules of etiquette, class differences, the position of women, legal and economic realities, leisure activities, and more. • Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings Parallels between the novel and Austen’s experience are revealed, along with writings that illuminate her beliefs and opinions. • Definitions and clarifications Archaic words, words still in use whose meanings have changed, and obscure passages are explained. • Literary comments and analyses Insightful notes highlight Austen’s artistry and point out the subtle ways she develops her characters and themes. • Maps and illustrations of places and objects mentioned in the novel. • An introduction, a bibliography, and a detailed chronology of events Of course, one can enjoy the novel without knowing the precise definition of a gentleman, or what it signifies that a character drives a coach rather than a hack chaise, or the rules governing social interaction at a ball, but readers of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice will find that these kinds of details add immeasurably to understanding and enjoying the intricate psychological interplay of Austen’s immortal characters.
“The Seventeenth-Century Furniture of the Connecticut Valley: The Hadley Chest
Reappraised.” In Arts of the Anglo-American ... English Country Furniture: The
National and Regional Vernacular, 1500-1900. London, 1992. Krill 2002 John ...
Author: Frances Gruber Safford
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum's preeminent collection of early colonial furniture is expertly documented in this long-awaited publication. It covers the full spectrum of furniture forms made during the 17th and early 18th centuries--from chairs and other seating to tables, boxes, various types of chests and cupboards, and desks. Each of the 141 objects is thoroughly described with detailed information on provenance, construction, condition, inscriptions, dimensions, and materials. Photographed anew in color for this volume, each piece is explicated in terms of the styles and craftsmanship of the period and is evaluated in light of comparative pieces in public and private collections throughout the country. One appendix contains photographic details of construction and decorative elements, and another has drawings of joints and moldings.
Elsewhere in the world , the taste for wood grain runs strong : in the West , from
Gothic to English country furniture , and particularly in Baroque and Roccoco
furniture parquetry ; in the Orient , Chinese and Korean Yi dynasty chests are ...
Publisher: Kodansha International
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Focusing on the furniture of the Edo and early Meiji periods, this text lookst the history, aesthetics and techniques of hand-worked traditional Japaneseurniture.
Although no single definition of vernacular furniture will probably ever be
completely accepted by all furniture historians, perhaps scholar David Knell
comes closest to an inclusive definition in his book English Country Furniture (
1992). In it he ...
Author: Carol Crown
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Folk art is one of the American South's most significant areas of creative achievement, and this comprehensive yet accessible reference details that achievement from the sixteenth century through the present. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores the many forms of aesthetic expression that have characterized southern folk art, including the work of self-taught artists, as well as the South's complex relationship to national patterns of folk art collecting. Fifty-two thematic essays examine subjects ranging from colonial portraiture, Moravian material culture, and southern folk pottery to the South's rich quilt-making traditions, memory painting, and African American vernacular art, and 211 topical essays include profiles of major folk and self-taught artists in the region.
748 a ground plan , of an ice - house on the inverted in English country seats ,
very frequently fails in keeping the ice , from not having double walls , and double
or treble doors , or from imperfect drainage ; but the plan now submitted is free ...
Release on 1878 | by Great Britain. Royal Commission for the Paris Exhibition (1878)
CUBITT & Co . , for Lord CREWE ' s park , from the design of Mr . E . M . BARRY ,
R . A . The furniture of this house has been provided by Canadian manufacturers
... It is in the style of an English country house of the reign of King William III .
Author: Great Britain. Royal Commission for the Paris Exhibition (1878)