Encyclopedia of Country Furniture

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The Encyclopedia of Country Furniture is a comprehensive, full illustrated guide to country furniture from around the world. Presented in an alphabetical format, this easy-to-use resource covers every aspect of country style, from brass beds to plate racks to wicker furniture. Learn about the origins of country furniture in the British Isles and Europe, and follow the developments as furniture makers in North America and Australia adapted country pieces to their new environments. The unique regional styles they ...
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Overview

The Encyclopedia of Country Furniture is a comprehensive, full illustrated guide to country furniture from around the world. Presented in an alphabetical format, this easy-to-use resource covers every aspect of country style, from brass beds to plate racks to wicker furniture. Learn about the origins of country furniture in the British Isles and Europe, and follow the developments as furniture makers in North America and Australia adapted country pieces to their new environments. The unique regional styles they created gave rise to some of country furniture's most charming and sought-after pieces.

Each entry in the Encyclopedia of Country Furniture gives a detailed explanation of the piece's history and uses, a full physical description, and tips on what features to look for when examining country furniture. Photographs and illustrations reveal the beauty and workmanship of country furniture from Mexico to Scandinavia. Special quality checklist and care tips provide the information you need to shop for and care for your country treasures.

Frequent cross-references, sidebars that highlight fascinating facts, a comprehensive chart of wood types, and an extensive source section make the Encyclopedia of Country Furniture and invaluable reference for country furniture buffs, from novices to experts.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780831725815
  • Publisher: Smithmark Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/15/1993
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.03 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 0.97 (d)

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