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Pallot, Bill G.B.

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ISBN 10: 286770023X / ISBN 13: 9782867700231
Published by ACR-Gismondi, Paris, 1987
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Quarto. 332 pp; profusely illustrated in color & b/w; biographies of French chair makers 1730-1775; bibliography; index. Text in French. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy; jacket glossy with no tears, spine lightly sunned. The definitive book on the French chair in the 18th century. Bookseller Inventory # 013068

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Publisher: ACR-Gismondi, Paris

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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A study of chair-carpenters, that recreates the environment centred around the leading figure Nicolas Heurtaut. Sculptors, gilders and upholsterers are the other professions which contribute to the elaboration of a chair. The book's theoretical section is completed with more technical observations, notably on the art of distinguishing an authentic piece from an imitation. The period covered extends from the end of the Regence style to the beginning of neo-classicism (1730-1775). The following artisans are discussed: Avisse, Blanchard, Boucault, Carpentier, Cresson, Delanois, Foliot, Gourdin and Tilliard...

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