Synopses & Reviews
French furniture design has been wildly admired, emulated, and collected throughout the world for centuries. Filled with 750 line drawings and brief descriptive definitions, French Furniture details the salient characteristics that define styles of French furniture from the 16th century, age of Louis XIII, to the present.
Small differences in the shapes of legs, arms, or distinctive decorative carvings can make big differences in identifying the style of a piece of furniture. At 6 3/4 x 7 3/4 this is a pocketbook size reference work that makes it possible to find answers quickly and easily and is even possible to carry along on shopping or museum trips. Invaluable for designers, it would be a useful resource for any auction goer or collector of antiques.
A compact and informative guide to French furniture from the 16th century to the 20th. Filled with 750 line drawings and brief descriptive definitions, the book details the salient characteristics that define the various styles of French furniture.