HANDBOOK OF ANTIQUE CHAIRS by Carl W. Drepperd

HANDBOOK OF ANTIQUE CHAIRS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Useful addition to an indispensable series for the amateur collector -- and a book that should be valuable to dealers as well. The historical background of chairs, rhe credit due China for much that we think of as originating in England and France, the actual significance of the loosely used terms such as Chippendale, Heppelwhite, Sheraton and- closer home of Hitchcock and Duncan Phyfe,- all supplies good reading for those who can take some debunking without pain. A complete report is difficult without access to the 125 pages of illustrations with amplified captions, but familiarity with the author's Primer of American Antiques, etc. will be enough to indicate the format and market for this. The subject, we should think, would appeal to a wider market than his book on clocks. An extensive glossary covers usual and unusual terms related to antique chair collecting.

Pub Date: July 8th, 1948
ISBN: 144551088X
Publisher: Doubleday