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Chairs in Colour - Lanto Synge

Blandford Press, 1978, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “Never before has a book of this kind been devoted to a study of chairs, a major and fascinating aspect of antique furniture. The author, an expert on antique furniture and a member of a well known firm of London antique dealers, turns our attention exclusively to this special and distinctive branch of the subject. Chair making was always a distinct craft from cabinet making, involving totally different forms of craftsmanship and construction. In this book we witness a glorious progression of designs and tastes. We are shown how the shapes of chairs reflect the time, place and occasion for which they were made. After explaining the general background and introducing us to the great designers, the author discusses a magnificent collection of interesting examples chosen from the great palaces as well as the humbler houses. Numerous chairs are illustrated and discussed and our attention is drawn to features that we can readily recognise and find for ourselves elsewhere.
Size: 7¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 185
ISBN: 071370828X

£6.50 (Now Sold)