Title French Royal Furniture: An historical survey followed by a study of forty pieces preserved in Great Britain and the United States
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition Near Fine
Publisher New York Clarkson N. Potter 1963
Seller ID 11698
touch of foxing to top edge of text block, dust jacket with 3/8" tear at bottom of rear panel.
The furniture commissioned by the French royal family in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is comprised of the finest examples in the world's greatest period of cabinetmaking. It also affords exceptional knowledge of the decorative arts of that epoch, not only because of the quality of surviving pieces, but also because of the abundant and precise documentary evidence. In this book, Pierre Verlet studies the evolution of the furniture during the 130 years covered by the Journal du Garde Meuble, the register of crown furniture which was instituted by Louis XIV and Colbert in 1663. 123 illustrations, 4 in full color.