Illustrated History of Furniture eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 273 pages of information about Illustrated History of Furniture.
Art Union—­The Society of Arts—­Sir Charles Barry and the new Palace of Westminster—­Pugin’s designs—­Auction Prices of Furniture—­Christie’s—­The London Club Houses—­Steam—­Different Trade Customs—­Exhibitions in France and England—­Harry Rogers’ work—­The Queen’s cradle—­State of Art in England during first part of present reign—­Continental designs—­Italian carving—­Cabinet work—­General remarks.

Chapter IX.

The great exhibition:  Exhibitors and contemporary Cabinet Makers—­Exhibition of 1862, London; 1867, Paris; and subsequently—­Description of Illustrations—­Fourdinois, Wright and Mansfield—­The South Kensington Museum—­Revival of Marquetry—­Comparison of Present Day with that of a Hundred Years ago—­AEstheticism—­Traditions—­Trades-Unionism—­The Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society—­Independence of Furniture—­Present Fashions—­Writers on Design—­Modern Furniture in other Countries—­Concluding Remarks.


   List of Artists and Manufacturers of Furniture—­Woods—­Tapestry used
   for French Furniture—­The processes of Gilding and Polishing—­The


List of Subscribers.

List of Illustrations.

Frontispiece—­Dwelling Room of a French Chateau

Chapter I.

Vignette of Bas-relief—­egyptian Seated, as Ornament to Initial Letter. 
Assyrian Bronze Throne and Footstool
Chairs From Khorsabad and Xanthus and Assyrian Throne
Repose of King Asshurbanipal
Examples of Egyptian Furniture in the British Museum:  Stool; Stand
  for a Vase; Head-rest or Pillow; Workman’s Stool; Vase on a Stand;
  Folding Stool; Ebony Seat inlaid with ivory
An Egyptian of High Rank Seated
An Egyptian Banquet
Chair with Captives as Supports, and an Ivory Box
Bacchus and Attendants Visiting Icarus
Greek Bedstead with a Table
Greek Furniture
Interior of an Ancient Roman House
Roman State Chair
Bronze Lamp and Stand
Roman Scamnum or Bench
Bisellium, or Seat for Two Persons
Roman Couch, Generally of Bronze
A Roman Study
Roman Triclinium or Dining Room

Chapter II.

Vignette of Gothic Oak Armoire, as Ornament to Initial Letter
Chair of St. Peter, Rome
Dagobert Chair
A Carved Norwegian Doorway
Scandinavian Chair
Cover of a Casket Carved in Whalebone
Saxon House (IX.  Century)
Anglo-saxon Furniture of About the X. Century
The Seat on the Dais
Saxon State Bed
English Folding Chair (XIV.  Century)
Cradle of Henry V
Coronation Chair, Westminster Abbey
Chair in York Minster
Two Chairs of the xv.  Century
Table at Penshurst
Bedroom (XIV.  Century)
Carved Oak Bedstead and Chair
The New Born Infant

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