Hot Sale Woods in British Furniture Making 1400-1900: An Illustrated Historical Dictionary

Hot Sale Woods in British Furniture Making 1400-1900: An Illustrated Historical Dictionary

Woods in British Furniture Making 1400-1900: An Illustrated Historical Dictionary




Hot Sale Woods in British Furniture Making 1400-1900: An Illustrated Historical Dictionary



Hot Sale Woods in British Furniture Making 1400-1900: An Illustrated Historical Dictionary

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  • Sales Rank: 607674 in Books
  • Published on: 2012-09-15
  • Original language:English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.70" h x9.90" w x13.30" l,5.95 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 368 pages


Hot Sale Woods in British Furniture Making 1400-1900: An Illustrated Historical Dictionary


 

Bowett charts the species, sources, and history of the woods used in British furniture making from medieval times to the twentieth century. The main dictionary section of the book has 460 entries that cover 477 species of hardwoods and softwoods and detail the history of each wood, describe its uses, and provide cross references to other woods. Extensively illustrated with examples of historic furniture, this book also includes an introductory survey of the historic timber trade and several appendices, including over 160 illustrated wood samples from the Economic Botany collection at Kew Gardens. The layout and accompanying photographs make this a valuable and accessible read that will interest furniture and antique enthusiasts, collectors, restorers, curators, and botanists, among others.


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