A History of English Furniture Including The Age of Oak, The Age of Walnut, The Age of Mahogany, The Age of Satinwood by Percy MacQuoid soon to be presented for sale on the astounding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Bracken Books, 1988, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;
From the cover: MACQUOIDS A HISTORY OF ENGLISH FURNITURE was the first major survey of English furniture and was originally published between the years 1904-1908.
Techniques of research and information have changed in the intervening years but these four volumes remain in presentation and scope the benchmark against which all other books on English furniture are measured and judged.
MacQuoid divided the history of English furniture into four periods: The Age of Oak, 1500-1660, that period of the Renaissance when furniture evolved from the Gothic forms of the Middle Ages and decorative furniture was for the first time gradually introduced into private houses: The Age of Walnut, 1660-1720, the period in England from the Restoration of Charles II to the death of Queen Anne which saw Dutch influence at its height: The Age of Mahogany, 1720-1770, when the new ideas from France and French influence on furniture design first began to be felt in England, and finally The Age of Satinwood, 1770-1829, the classical age of furniture design known best for the work of Chippendale, Heppelwhite and Sheraton.
The main feature of this great work is the superb collection of photographs, over 900 in all, showing outstanding examples of English furniture from these periods complemented by 60 full-colour plates.
Original copies of this work are rare and costly. In this edition for the first time are gathered the complete text and illustrations including all the colour plates making this a must for any serious collector or student of antique furniture.
Introduction by: Jerome Phillips
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 416 pages. Index. 14¼” x 10″.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt you with something from hither or maybe further, hand picked, books in my Antiques & Collecting Furniture catalogue?