From the Introduction
Seldom can anyone put an exact date upon an antique furnishing. Indeed, a date on it would immediately by suspect! Yet even beginners find, surprisingly enough, that innumerable details of design, materials, ornament and manufacturing techniques are deciding for them almost subconsciously whether a period piece is “right”.
This chapter outlines a few of the more important details to help in understanding and dating antique English furniture. Fashions changed slowly, or course, and overlapped. Lavish notions were drastically modified to meet yeoman home-making. But, throughout, all the traditions of fine furniture craftsmanship lasted far into the days of Victorian mass-production. …
Paperback, 192 pages. In very good preloved condition with the exception of a faded spine.