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Illustrated History of Furniture

Illustrated History of Furniture by Frederick Litchfield

The Illustrated History of Furniture by Frederick Litchfield is a comprehensive and informative guide that covers the evolution of furniture styles throughout history. The book is beautifully illustrated with detailed drawings and photographs, allowing readers to see the intricate details of each piece.

Litchfield's writing is clear and engaging, making the subject matter accessible to readers of all levels of expertise. He provides a wealth of information on the different influences and trends that have shaped furniture design over the centuries, from ancient Egypt to modern times.

One of the highlights of the book is Litchfield's discussion of the various materials and techniques used in furniture making, giving readers a deeper appreciation for the craftsmanship and artistry involved in creating each piece. Overall, The Illustrated History of Furniture is a must-have resource for anyone interested in furniture design and the history of interior d├ęcor.

Book Description:
From the Earliest to the Present Time
By Frederick Litchfield.
In the following pages the Author has placed before the reader an account of the changes in the design of Decorative Furniture and Woodwork, from the earliest period of which we have any reliable or certain record until the present time. A careful selection of illustrations has been made from examples of established authenticity, the majority of which are to be seen, either in the Museums to which reference is made, or by permission of the owners; and the representations of the different interiors will convey an idea of the character and disposition of the furniture of the periods to which they refer. These illustrations are arranged, so far as is possible, in chronological order, and the descriptions which accompany them are explanatory of the historical and social changes which have influenced the manners and customs.

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