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English Furniture John Bly

English Furniture By John Bly

English Furniture by John Bly


$23.99
Condition - Very Good
5 in stock

Summary

The story of English furniture begins in the sixteenth century, when crude medieval tables and stools gave way to more sophisticated, jointed designs. This book reveals that the Tudor furniture is the earliest to survive. It concludes with a masterclass in detecting the alterations and fakery that can affect the value of a piece of furniture.

English Furniture Summary

English Furniture by John Bly

The story of English furniture really begins in the sixteenth century, when crude medieval tables and stools gave way to more sophisticated, jointed designs. This Tudor furniture is the earliest to survive in any quantity, and it is where John Bly begins his history of English furniture. Changing fashions, influences, materials, and manufacturing techniques have all had an impact on English furniture, causing it to change over the decades, sometimes quite suddenly. Each of these changes is fully explained, as oak gives way to walnut, and then mahogany; as furniture becomes finer and more formal and the great names - Chippendale, Sheraton and Hepplewhite - emerge. This seminal work concludes with a masterclass in detecting the alterations and fakery that can significantly affect the value of a piece of furniture.

About John Bly

John Bly worked for four years at Sotheby's before joining the family firm in Tring, one of the oldest established antique dealers in Britain. John Bly appears regularly as an expert on BBC Television's Antiques Roadshow and has had his own ITV series, Heirloom. He lectures extensively in Britain and North America and has contributed to Antique Dealer and Collector's Guide, Antique Monthly and other specialist magazines. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. Eric Knowles began work at Bonhams, the London auctioneers, in 1976 and became head of the ceramics department in 1981. He became a director of Bonhams in 1985. Eric became a well known TV personality in the 1990s, as an expert on the Antiques Roadshow, and presenter or several programmes including Going for a Song. He retains his high profile on TV and is also a regular contributor to BBC Homes and Antiques, and Collect It! magazines, and he is antiques expert for the Sunday Times. He is the author of several books on antiques and the decorative arts.

Additional information

GOR007150703
9780747807865
0747807868
English Furniture by John Bly
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20100710
136
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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