Lot 80 of 350:
English Decoration and Furniture, 4 vols.  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$300
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
English Decoration and Furniture: An Account of Its Development and Characteristic Forms
Author:
Jourdain, M.and Francis Lenygon
Place:
London
Publisher:
B.T. Batsford, Ltd.
Date:
[1920s]
Description:

4 volumes. Numerous plates from photographs and text illustrations throughout, in total, each volume with approximately 426 images. (Folio), original maroon cloth decoratively blind-stamped, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. 

 

Four profusely illustrated volumes making up Jourdain's important "Library of Decorative Art" series. Margaret Jourdain (1876-1951) was a foremost authority on English furniture and design, and the still (at the time) virtually unexplored history of interior decoration and furnishing.

Includes:

  • Of the Early Renaissance (1500-1650). [iv], a-g [but h], v-xvii, 305 pp. color frontispiece from a watercolor by Joseph Nash. 1924.
  • Decoration in England from 1640 to 1760. x, 276 pp. Second Edition, Revised. 1927
  • Furniture in England from 1660 to 1760. xii, 300 pp. Second Edition, Revised. 1924.
  • Of the Later XVIIIth Century (1760-1820). xvi, 269 pp. 1922.
Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some wear and rubbing to cloth; interiors solid with scattered light foxing; very good.
 
Item number:
293006
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