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CHATS ON OLD FURNITURE

[Illustration: Jacobean Chair. ]

CHATS ON OLD FURNITURE

Press Notices, First Edition.

"Mr. Hayden knows his subject intimately." Pall Mall Gazette.

"The hints to collectors are the best and clearest we have seen; so that altogether this is a model book of its kind." Athenæum.

"A useful and instructive volume." Spectator.

"An abundance of illustrations completes a well written and well constructed history." Daily News.

"Mr. Hayden's taste is sound and his knowledge thorough." Scotsman.

"A book of more than usual comprehensiveness and more than usual merit." Vanity Fair.

"Mr. Hayden has worked at his subject on systematic lines, and has made his book what it purports to be a practical guide for the collector." Saturday Review.

CHATS ON OLD CHINA

BY THE SAME AUTHOR.

Second Edition.

Price 5s. net.

With Coloured Frontispiece and Reproductions of 156 Marks and 89 Specimens of China.

A List of SALE PRICES and a full INDEX increase the usefulness of the Volume.

This is a handy book of reference to enable Amateur Collectors to distinguish between the productions of the various factories.

Press Notices, First Edition.

"A handsome handbook that the amateur in doubt will find useful, and the china lover will enjoy for its illustrations, and for the author's obvious love and understanding of his subject." St. James's Gazette.

"All lovers of china will find much entertainment in this volume." Daily News.

"It gives in a few pithy chapters just what the beginner wants to know about the principal varieties of English ware. We can warmly commend the book to the china collector." Pall Mall Gazette.

"One of the best points about the book is the clear way in which the characteristics of each factory are noted down separately, so that the veriest tyro ought to be able to judge for himself if he has a piece or pieces which would come under this heading, and the marks are very accurately given." Queen.

IN PREPARATION.

CHATS ON OLD PRINTS

Price 5s. net.

Illustrated with Coloured Frontispiece and 70 Full page Reproductions from Engravings.

With GLOSSARY of Technical Terms, BIBLIOGRAPHY, full INDEX and TABLE of more than 350 of the principal English and Continental Engravers from the XVIth to the XIXth centuries, together with copious notes as to PRICES and values of old prints.

LONDON: T. FISHER UNWIN, ADELPHI TERRACE.

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Chats on Old Furniture

A Practical Guide for Collectors

By Arthur Hayden

Author of "Chats on English China"

LONDON: T. FISHER UNWIN 1 ADELPHI TERRACE. MCMVI

First Edition, 1905. Second " 1906.

All rights reserved.

[Illustration: Portion of Carved Walnut Virginal. ]

PREFACE

This volume has been written to enable those who have a taste for the furniture of a bygone day to arrive at some conclusion as to the essential points of the various styles made in England.

An attempt has been made to give some lucid historical account of the progress and development in the art of making domestic furniture, with especial reference to its evolution in this country.

Inasmuch as many of the finest specimens of old English woodwork and furniture have left the country of their origin and crossed the Atlantic, it is time that the public should awaken to the fact that the heritages of their forefathers are objects of envy to all lovers of art. It is a painful reflection to know that the temptation of money will shortly denude the old farmhouses and manor houses of England of their unappreciated treasures. Before the hand of the despoiler shall have snatched everything within reach, it is the hope of the writer that this little volume may not fall on stony ground, and that the possessors of fine old English furniture may realise their responsibilities... Continue reading book >>




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