Illustrated History of Furniture eBook

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Chinese furniture:  Probable source of artistic taste—­Sir William Chambers quoted—­Racinet’s “Le Costume Historique”—­Dutch influence—­The South Kensington and the Duke of Edinburgh Collections—­Processes of making Lacquer—­Screens in the Kensington Museum.  Japanese furniture:  Early History—­Sir Rutherford Alcock and Lord Elgin—­The Collection of the Shogun—­Famous Collections—­Action of the present Government of Japan—­Special characteristics.  Indian furniture:  Early European influence—­Furniture of the Moguls—­Racinet’s Work—­Bombay Furniture—­Ivory Chairs and Table—­Specimens in the India Museum.  Persian woodwork:  Collection of Objets d’Art formed by Gen. Murdoch Smith, R.E.—–­Industrial Arts of the Persians—­Arab influence—­South Kensington specimens.  Saracenic woodwork:  Oriental customs—­Specimens in the South Kensington Museum of Arab Work—­M. d’Aveune’s Work.

Chapter VI.

Palace of Versailles:  “Grand” and “Petit Trianon”—­The three Styles of Louis XIV., XV., and XVI.—­Colbert and Lebrun—­Andre Charles Boule and his Work—­Carved and Gilt Furniture—­The Regency and its Influence—­Alteration in Condition of French Society—­Watteau, Lancret, and Boucher.  Louis xvFurniture:  Famous Ebenistes—­Vernis Martin Furniture—­Caffieri and Gouthiere Mountings—­Sevres Porcelain introduced into Cabinets—­Gobelins Tapestry—­The “Bureau du Roi.”  Louis XVI.  And Marie Antoinette:  The Queen’s Influence—­The Painters Chardin and Greuze—­More simple Designs—­Characteristic Ornaments of Louis XVI.  Furniture—­Riesener’s Work—­Gouthiere’s Mountings—­Specimens in the Louvre—­The Hamilton Palace Sale—­French influence upon the design of Furniture in other countries—­The Jones Collection—­Extract from “The Times”.

Chapter VII.

Chinese style—­Sir William Chambers—­The Brothers Adams’ work—­Pergolesi, Cipriani, and Angelica Kauffmann—­Architects of the time—­Wedgwood and Flaxman—­Chippendale’s Work and his Contemporaries—­Chair in the Barbers’ Hall—­Lock, Shearer, Hepplewhite; Ince, Mayhew, Sheraton—­Introduction of Satinwood and Mahogany—­Gillows, of Lancaster and London—­History of the Sideboard—­The Dining Room—­Furniture of the time.

Chapter VIII.

The French Revolution and First Empire—­Influence on design of Napoleon’s Campaigns—­The Cabinet presented to Marie Louise—­Dutch Furniture of the time—­English Furniture—­Sheraton’s later work—­Thomas Hope, architect—­George Smith’s designs—­Fashion during the Regency—­Gothic revival—­Seddon’s Furniture—­Other Makers—­Influence on design of the Restoration in France—­Furniture of William IV. and early part of Queen Victoria’s reign—­Baroque and Rococo styles—­The panelling of rooms, dado, and skirting—­The
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