Architecture / Furniture

Elizabeth Simpson and Krysia Spirydowicz. Gordion : Ahsap Eserlier : Wood Furniture.

by Elizabeth Simpson and Krysia Spirydowicz

$ 35.00

Elizabeth Simpson and Krysia Spirydowicz. Gordion : Ahsap Eserlier : Wood Furniture. Gordion Furniture Project 1999 Softcover. Like New Unused Quarto 172 pp

“This book details 18 years of research and conservation work on the wooden furniture and small objects excavated at the site of Gordion, Turkey, by the University of Pennsylvania Museum between 1950 and 1973, uncovering what is now considered to be the most important collection of well-preserved wooden objects surviving from the ancient Near East. Forty-seven pieces of fine furniture and more than 70 wooden sculptures and household objects were recovered from the three largest tombs at Gordion, once considered to be the tombs of King Midas, who ruled the kingdom of Phrygia from Gordion in the eighth century B.C.¬†” GoodReads
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Desheng Hu. A Treasury of Ming and Qing Dynasty Palace Furniture.

by Desheng Hu.

$ 165.00
 

“This two-volume set is an important publication in the study of furniture from the Palace Museum (Forbidden City) in Beijing. Through 30 years of work and research in the Palace Museum, furniture specialist and author Hu Desheng has selected 455 of the most outstanding pieces (or sets) of furniture, illustrated in these volumes in high-quality color photographs.

Chapters 1, 2 and 3 introduce the origins, styles and types of furniture from the Ming and Qing palaces, providing a solid overview and background to the collection; while Chapters 4 through 7 analyze and illustrate the structure and form, detail and decorative work, patterns and motifs, and materials used in making the furniture, allowing the reader to explore the pieces in more detail and depth.

Chapters 8 and 9 comprise the culmination of this study, showing representative pieces and sets of furniture, as well as exploring the arrangement and use of the furniture, allowing the reader to appreciate the pieces in their original context.

The breathtaking pieces, scholarly insight and abundant information contained within this set make it of great value to any enthusiast, collector or researcher of Chinese furniture.”

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Spillman. European Glass Furnishings for Eastern Palaces.

by Jane Shadel Spillman.

$ 20.00

Jane Shadel Spillman. European Glass Furnishings for Eastern Palaces. Corning Museum of Glass. 2006. Hard cover. Like new with Dust jacket. Red cover with black lettering. DJ/like new. Octavo. 144pp.

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