. NEW YORK: HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE.
fXVEEE following chapters on the history and character of Household - Furniture, originally published in HarperBazar, are reprinted at the solicitation of many readers, with some additions and emendations.
While admitting inevitable deficiencies, it is but just to say that they have been compiled with care and research, much time has passed in their preparation, and almost every known authority has been consulted—the resources of the Congressional Library, directed by the great learning of its librarian, having been placed at the disposal of the writer during the study of the subject.
Particular acknowledgment of indebtedness is made to the writings of Turner, Strutt, Palmer, Fergusson, Wornum, and Dresser, as well as to such volumes as Nash's " Mansions of England," S. C. Hall's " Baronial Halls," Chippendale's Plates, Sir Samuel Myrick's " Specimens of Ancient Furniture," Shaw's " Elizabethan House," Texier and Pullan on " Byzantine Art," Racinet on "Polychromatic Ornament," Sir William Chambers's Chinese plates, and the South Kensington hand-books, together with the invaluable works of MM. La Rousse, Paul La Croix, August Demmin, Jules Jacquemart, and Yiollet-le-Duc, with many more, indeed, whose names it is unnecessary to enumerate.
For personal courtesies, for information, and for designs, the writer begs to thank, in company with others, Messrs. Pottier & Stymus, Kimbel & Cabus, Herter Brothers, and Cottier & Co., of New York; Messrs. Goupil, of Paris; and Messrs. William Morris & Co., Cox & Sons, Herbert & Co., and William Dalgleish, of London.
Pompeiau Table 14
Chamber of Castle in Twelfth Century... 16
Medieval Dresser 24
Modern Gothic Dining-room Seat 25
Italian Bench of Sixteenth Century; Flemish Weapons; Italian and Palis-
sy Ware 26
Modern Gothic Sofa 27
Another Italian Bench ; Tapestry, Subject "The Prodigal Son" 28
Fauteuil of Charles V., Fourteenth Century 29
Venetian Chair, Sixteenth Century; Bust by Jacques Sarazin 30
Modern Gothic Drawing-room Chairs 31 State Chair of Oak, Louis XII.; French >
Chair, Seventeenth Century 31
Flemish Chair, End of Fifteenth Cen tury 32
Another Venetian Chair 32
Bed of Twelfth Century, "Dream of Pilate's Wife" 35
Oak Bedstead, Louis XIII., of Flemish
Tapestry, Brussels, 1530-'40 37
Great Bed of Ware 38
Castle Chamber in the Fifteenth Century 39
Elevation of Drawing-room Table 40
Mediffival Table of Great Personages 42
French Renaissance Table 43
Flemish Tables 44
Modern Gothic Table 45
Modern Gothic Sideboard 46
Early Credence 47
Modern Gothic Bric-A-brac Cabinet 48
Dutch Renaissance Cabinet 49
Italian Cabinet, Ebony inlaid with Ivory; Carvings illustrating Jerusalem Delivered, Sixteenth Century; Venetian Chair 50
Modern Gothic Girandoles 51
Mirror of the Time of Elizabeth 55
Mirror of the Time of Charles II 55
Reuaissance Table, with Mirror 56
Chest in Carved Oak inlaid with Colored
Wood, Norman Work, 1550 60
Couvre - feu, Seventeenth Century ; Italian Bellows, Sixteenth Century; Italian Bronze Andirons, same Date; Gobelins Tapestry, Time of Louis
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