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The Construction Of Period Country Furniture

Author : V. J. Taylor
ISBN : 0854420290
Genre : House & Home
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This book contains 28 country furniture designs, accompanied by constructional notes, drawings and cutting lists, plus chapters on veneering, carving and finishing. Projects include, a Welsh dresser, Jacobean table, stick chairs, corner cabinet, Regency-style sofa table, long-case clock, etc.

Eighteenth Century Furniture

Author : Clive D. Edwards
ISBN : 0719045258
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The 18th century is seen as a "golden age" for furniture design and craftsmanship. This book investigates the various developments in furniture during this period, tracing the changing factors in design, materials, manufacturing, business organization, retailing and consumption. The aim of the book is to bring a multi-disciplinary approach to furniture history, to build on the existing studies of the subject by providing an overview of the elements of this aspect of material culture, and to offer an analysis of the whole process of furniture supply during the 18th century.

English Country Furniture

Author : David Knell
ISBN : UOM:39015029215491
Genre : Design
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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.

Furniture History

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ISBN : UCAL:B4374699
Genre : Furniture
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American Woodworker

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American Woodworker magazine, A New Track Media publication, has been the premier publication for woodworkers all across America for 25 years. We are committed to providing woodworkers like you with the most accurate and up-to-date plans and information -- including new ideas, product and tool reviews, workshop tips and much, much more.

Working Wood

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ISBN : UCSC:32106010318654
Genre : Woodwork
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The Manual Of Furniture Restoration

Author : V. J. Taylor
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114673234
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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This is a new edition of Repairing and Restoring Furniture, and gives detailed instructions for woodworking projects ranging from smartening up shabby 1950s furniture to the rigorous demands of conserving a valuable antique. It also covers many common repair jobs such as re-making loose joints, stripping off an old finish, dealing with warped surfaces, and repolishing.

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