Illustrated History of Furniture
Contains 400 Illustrations of Examples from Ancient Times to the Edwardian Era
Arcturus Publishing Limited
Frederick Litchfield's fascinating and detailed study of the functionality, craftsmanship, and artistry of furniture was written over a century ago in Victorian England and remains as culturally important as it is enduring. This beautiful facsimile edition brings back to the printed page hundreds of the superb engravings and photographic images that Litchfield used to illustrate his comprehensive historical handbook. This book has always been in the Top 50 most downloaded books on Gutenberg.com, proving this subject's universal appeal.
Frederick Litchfield (1850-1930) was a well-known furniture expert whose other works include Pottery and Porcelain: A Guide to Collectors and How to Collect Old Furniture. The popularity of his Illustrated History of Furniture on its publication was such that seven editions were produced between the years 1892 and 1922.