Emilia Fancis Dilke Furniture and Decoration in the XIIIth Century, 1901
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xix pages, 1 unnumbered page, 260 pages, 74 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations. Olive half calf with gilt lettering. 9.75 x 12 inches (24.8 x 30.5 cm). Original cloth decorated cover and spine nicely mounted to inner front board and an added front flyleaf. In very good condition overall.
An interesting volume by an English author, on the title identified as "Lady Dilke," who was also known for her activism as a feminist and unionist. Contents: Golden Gallery. Hotel de Soubise. Nicolas Pineau and the Elysse. Jacques Verberckt, Jules-Antoine Rousseau and the decoration of Versailles. Rousseau de la Rottiere and the boudoirs of the Marquise de Serilly and of the Queen. The influence of Madame de Pompadour and Jean-Demosthene Dugourc. Pastorales, chinoiseries, singeries, Chantilly and the Hotel de Rohan. Oudry and the Gobelins. Jean Lamour and Les Caffieri. Andre-Charles Boulle and Charles Cressent. Oeben, Riesener and Gouthière. French furniture made by foreigners. A word on Vernis-Martin. Numerous appendices.