Front cover of Volume 1 of Upholstered Furniture, with a colour photograph of an ornate chair
Front cover of Volume 2 of Upholstered Furniture, with a colour photograph of an ornate gilded chair

Upholstered Furniture, 2 Volumes in Slip Case






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The Lady Lever Art Gallery's outstanding collection of upholstered furniture is analysed in depth in this 2 volume publication by Lucy Wood. Seating, beds, footstools and a coach model are examined, with patrons, designers, makers, manufacture and upholstery given particular attention.

The extended introduction covers 18th century bed and seating developments, while the appendices include a record of the upholstered furniture acquired by Lord Leverhulme but not in the Lady Lever collection, and a fascinating essay by John Griffiths on the development of British screw-manufacture. This substantial two-volume publication is offered here at a special in-house price.

Review
" Lucy Wood's first book, the Catalogue of Commodes in the Lady Lever Art Gallery (1994), established a new standard for museum furniture catalogues. Her latest, the two-volume catalogue of seat furniture in the same collection, raises the standard still higher. In scale, scope and exhaustive detail it is unmatched even by the catalogues of the best American furniture collections. A monument to sustained scholarship over more than a decade of work, it also raises questions about the nature and purpose of museum furniture catalogues in the 21st century." (Adam Bowett, Apollo Magazine, December 2009)

Specification

Format: 1200 pages,  hardcover 
Publisher: Yale University Press (2009) 
ISBN: 978-0300111316 
Dimensions: 336 x 264 x 78mm


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