This lavishly illustrated and comprehensive volume is the first devoted entirely to the subject of Irish furniture and woodwork. It provides a detailed surveyaencompassing everything from medieval choir stalls to magnificent drawing-room suites for the great housesafrom earliest times to the end of the eighteenth century. The first part of the book presents a chronological history, illustrated with superb examples of Irish furniture and interior carving. In a lively text, the Knight of Glin and James Peill consider a broad range of topics, including a discussion of the influence of Irish craftsmen in the colonies of America. The second part of the book is a fascinating pictorial catalogue of different types of surviving furniture, including chairs, stools, baroque sideboards, elegant tea and games tables, bookcases, and mirrors. The book also features an index of Irish furniture-makers and craftsmen of the eighteenth century, compiled from Dublin newspaper advertisements and other contemporary sources.We are indebted to Dr Toby Barnard for this reference. ... See also Peter Hensher , The Warnford Collection, 2001, privately printed, pp. ... English marquetry pieces, including some by Jensen, see Adam Bowett, English Furniture 1660- 1714 From Charles II to Queen Anne, Woodbridge 2002. .... 44 and Francis Fa#39; lrington Ball, A History of County Dublin, Sixth Part, Southern Fingal, Dublin, reprint, 1979, pp.
|Author||:||Knight of Glin, James Peill|
|Publisher||:||Yale University Press - 2007|