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American Decorative Arts

American Decorative Arts

by Patricia Coblentz Robert Bishop

The China Trade

The China Trade

by Carl L Crossman

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Cambridge Glass, 1818 To 1888

by Lura Woodside Watkins

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Light On Old Lamps

by Larry Freeman

Decorative Art Books & Ephemera

American Decorative Arts

American Decorative Arts

by Bishop, Robert and Patricia Coblentz

Cape Country Furniture; A Pictorial Survey of Regional Styles, Materials and Techniques in the Cape Province of South Africa

Cape Country Furniture; A Pictorial Survey of Regional Styles, Materials and Techniques in the Cape Province of South Africa

by Baraitser, Michael

Cape Town: C. Struik Publishers [0-86977-109-4] [1982], 3rd printing, 2nd revised edition. (4to) 368pp. Fine in very good plus dust jacket. Black and white and color photographs, list of timbers used, bibliography, glossary, index. The dust jacket has minor edgewear, a small closed tear on the spine, and is lightly faded on the spine. Locale: South Africa. (Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture).
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€134.76
Paint & Colour Mixing: A Practical Handbook For Painters, Decorators, Paint Manufacturers, Artists, and All Who Have To Mix Colours: Containing over 300 samples of actual oil- and water-paints and water-colours of various colours, and upwards of 1,500 d

Paint & Colour Mixing: A Practical Handbook For Painters, Decorators, Paint Manufacturers, Artists, and All Who Have To Mix Colours: Containing over 300 samples of actual oil- and water-paints and water-colours of various colours, and upwards of 1,500 d

by Jennings, Arthur Seymour

London and NY: E. & F. Spon, Ltd. & Spon & Chamberlain, 1915. Paint & Colour Mixing: A Practical Handbook For Painters, Decorators, Paint Manufacturers, Artists, and All Who Have To Mix Colours: Containing over 300 samples of actual oil- and water-paints and water-colours of various colours, and upwards of 1,500 different colour mixtures, with seventeen coloured plates. Fifth Edition, revised and much enlarged, December, 1915. Hard cover in original cloth. Published London and New York:... Read more about this item
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€404.05
Duncan Phyfe and The English Regency

Duncan Phyfe and The English Regency

by McClelland, Nancy

NY: William R. Scott, 1939. First edition. Hard cover, bound in library cloth. Published NY: William R. Scott, 1939. 4to., 8 3/4" x 12", xxix+364pp., illustration with 295 b/w plates plus drawings and tables. Rebound in green library cloth with white titles. Professional, short tape repairs along bottom edge first 15 sheets, pp.27, 28 tipped in in facsimilie, otherwise very good. Pages clean, binding tight. A lavishly illustrated study of the furniture maker. . 1st. Hard. Good/No Jacket. 4to.
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€104.58
Treasures of Quito

Treasures of Quito

by De la Torre Reyes, Carlos

"Treasures of Quito" by Carlos de la Torre Reyes. [Bogota, Colombia: El Sello Editorial, 1990]. [translation by Peter Goodhew]. pp. 142. numerous colour illus. (mostly full page), 1 fold out. Hardcover, cream cloth with gilt title and coat of arms on label (corners square, no marks to covers or interior, but some water damage to front cover). dj. (bit soiled, otherwise in very good condition).Very Good conditionSize: 13" x 9 3/4". (33cm x 25 cm).
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€34.58
20th Century Fashion : 100 Years Of Style By Decade And Designer, In  Association With Vogue

20th Century Fashion : 100 Years Of Style By Decade And Designer, In Association With Vogue

by Watson, Linda

Boston, Massachusetts / New York, New York: Firefly Books. Very Good. 2004. First Edition. Soft Cover. 398 pages: 6 x 8.25 in.: 2.4: KB#005150: Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Copy is tightly bound and unread but plastic on front/back cover is slightly wrinkled. " 20th Century Fashion, published in association with Vogue magazine, is the definitive style bible for anyone interested in the past, present and future of fashion. It takes a fresh look at fashion history over the twentieth century and... Read more about this item
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€199.65
The Old-World House: Its Furniture and Decoration. 2 Vols

The Old-World House: Its Furniture and Decoration. 2 Vols

by Cescinsky, Herbert

London: A.& C Black, 1924. Two volume set. First editions. Quater bound morocco with gilt spine titles and red pebbled cloth, marbled end papers, top edge gilt, ribbon markers. Published London: A.& C Black, 1924. 4to., 8" x 10", xi+307; iii+371pp., profusely illustrated with hundreds of b/w plates, frontis in each volume. Ex-library with no exterior markings, minimal interior. Some normal shelfwear, pages clean, bindings tight. Good. . 1st. Hard. Good/No Jacket. 4to.
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€104.58
The Crown Jewels at the Tower of London

The Crown Jewels at the Tower of London

by Holmes, Martin

"The Crown Jewels at the Tower of London." by Martin Holmes. Department of the Environment Official Guide. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, [1971]. Originally published 1953. Third edition, Third impression, 1971. pp. 36. mostly colour illus. Softcover, illustrated, white & black title (corners worn, front cover scuffed some, scratch on back cover).Very Good condition.Size: 7 5/8" x 5 1/4" (19.5cm x 13.5cm).
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€17.29
The Earle Collection of Early Staffordshire Pottery, Illustrating Over Seven Hundred Different Pieces

The Earle Collection of Early Staffordshire Pottery, Illustrating Over Seven Hundred Different Pieces

by Earle T.D., Major Cyril

London: A. Brown and Sons, Limited, 1915. Folio. [ii], xlvi, 240, [iii], pages. Illustrated with two hundred seventy half-tone reproductions in sepia and ten full-page plates in color. Bibliography. List of subscribers. FIRST EDITION, first issue, stated "Subscriber's Edition" limited to 250 hand-numbered copies, of which this is 34. Printed on a thick laid paper with wide margins. Tipped-in at the front is the printed announcement "Her Majesty the Queen has been graciously pleased to accept the first... Read more about this item
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€332.74
The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples

The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples

by Harrison, Julia D. (introduction)

"The Spirit Sings: Artistic Traditions of Canada's First Peoples." Introduction by Julia D. Harrison, Curator of Ethnology, Glenbow Museum. This book grew out of an exhibition entitled The Spirit Sings, mounted by the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta, as part of the Arts Festival of the 1988 XV Olympic Winter Games. [Toronto]: McClelland and Stewart and Glenbow Museum, [1987]. pp. 264, Bibliography. 221 illus. (many in colour). Hardcover, beige cloth with gilt design on cover and gilt title on spine... Read more about this item
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€34.58
The Good Earth: the pots and passion of Walter Ostrom

The Good Earth: the pots and passion of Walter Ostrom

by Greenhalgh, Paul et al

"The Good Earth: the pots and passion of Walter Ostrom" by Peter Greenhagh et al. Introduction by Shannon Parker, Curator of Collections at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. [Halifax, NS]: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and [Frederiction, NB]: Goose Lane Editions, [2021]. exhibition checklist loosely inserted. pp. 175. numerous colour illus., some b. & w. illus. Hardcover, illustrated boards (top & bottom of spine bumped, one top corner bit bent, interior clean & unmarked).Very Good condition.Size: 11 1/4" x 9... Read more about this item
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€34.58
Quilts and Other Bed Coverings in the Canadian Tradition

Quilts and Other Bed Coverings in the Canadian Tradition

by McKendry, Ruth

"Quilts and Other Bed Coverings in the Canadian Tradition." by Ruth McKendry. Photographs by Blake McKendry. Toronto...: Van Nostrand Reinhold Ltd., [1979]. pp. 240. 336 b. & w. illus., and 118 colour plates. Hardcover, gold cloth with gilt titles on front cover and spine (corners square, interior clean & unmarked). dw., unclipped (slight wear along top, faded especially spine, flaps are yellowed).Very good condition.Size: 12 1/4" x 9 1/2" (31cm x 24cm).
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€51.86
Nova Scotia Furniture

Nova Scotia Furniture

by MacLaren, George

"Nova Scotia Furniture" by George MacLaren. [Photos by Ken Gilmour and Ron Merrick]. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Petheric Press, [1974]. Third printing. pp. 44. many b. & w. illus. Softcover, stapled (faded, some marks on cover, interior unmarked).Very good condition.Size: 6" x 9" (15cm x 23cm).
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€17.29
Antique Furniture by Nova Scotia Craftsmen

Antique Furniture by Nova Scotia Craftsmen

by MacLaren, George E. G

"Antique Furniture by Nova Scotia Craftsmen." by George E. G. MacLaren. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, [1975]. pp. 146. numerous b. & w. illus. Paperback (corners worn, spine faded). Very good condition.Size: 8 7/8" x 6 3/4" (22.5cm x 17cm).
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€17.29
Princess Cover Papers

Princess Cover Papers

Windsor Locks, CT: C.H. Dexter and Sons, n.d.. Trade catalogue: from the paper mill of C.H. Dexter & Sons, established in the early years of the 19th century, with examples of nineteen colour paper samples, beautifully illustrated in the style of art nouveau. Stationery fetish aside, this is an important document in the development of printing history, with historical and cultural significance. Quarto, bound in pictorial wrappers, sewn, original ties intact. rubbed on rear panel and nicked at edges, a... Read more about this item
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€339.35
Petite Portraits

Petite Portraits

by Rossel Waugh, Carol-Lynn

Petite Portraits: Miniature Dolls by Contemporary American Doll Artists by Carol-Lynn Rossel Waugh. Cumberland, Maryland: Hobby House Press, Inc., [1982]. pp. 200, Glossary, Index. numerous b. & w. illus., some in colour. Paperback (small mark on front cover, some wear to corners, interior clean & unmarked).Very Good condition.Size: 10" x 7" (25cm x 18cm).
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€17.29
Décor et Meubles Pour la Maison (Moderne et Ancien)

Décor et Meubles Pour la Maison (Moderne et Ancien)

Paris: Le Décor d'Aujourd'hui, 1951. Hardcover. Very Good -. [14], 324 p.: 21 color plates tipped in on heavy, captioned stock, and many black-and-white photographs, drawings, and plans; 30 cm. Buff linen spine with black-stamped spine title; buff paper over boards printed in black with a leaf pattern. Grey endpaper. Lacking dust jacket. The third volume in the series Le Décor de la Maison. Call number in white on lower spine. Small stamp of Drexel Institute of Technology Library... Read more about this item
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€220.56
Worked: A Bench Guide to Hand-Tool Efficiency

Worked: A Bench Guide to Hand-Tool Efficiency

by Klein, Joshua A

"Worked: A Bench Guide to Hand-Tool Efficiency." by Joshua A. Klein. Sedgwick, Maine: Mortise & Tenon Inc., [2022]. pp. 168. numerous colour illus. Paperback (corners bit worn).Very Good condition.Size: 9 1/2" x 7" (24cm x 18cm).
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€20.74
Dale Chihuly: Chihuly: Glass.

Dale Chihuly: Chihuly: Glass.

by CHIHULY, Dale. Introduction by Linda Norden

(Pawtuxet Cove, RI): Dale Chihuly, 1982 Signed in pencil at the bottom of the front free end-paper by Dale Chihuly. First edition / First printing. Green cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. An exceptional copy with an early signature. Vellum sheet bound in before the title page with the exhibition schedule for 1982 show at Tucson Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art, and the St. Louis Art Museum. The first monograph on the artist, preceded only by by an exhibition catalogue for the Renwick Museum... Read more about this item
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€190.14
Ormolu: The Work Of Matthew Boulton

Ormolu: The Work Of Matthew Boulton

by Goodison, Nicholas

London: Phaidon, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. yellow cloth. Very good in worn dust wrapper. 398 pages. 28 x 21 cm. 174 high quality photographs, some in color. Bibliography. Index. Ormolu ornaments -- candelabra, door knobs, sconces, clock cases, inkstands, etc -- produced by Matthew Boulton. Covers at head slightly dampstained.
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€33.27
Nature and Ornament (Volumes 1 and 2)

Nature and Ornament (Volumes 1 and 2)

by Day, Lewis F

London: Batsford, 1909. 2 volume set. Hard covers, 8vo. Vol 1- Nature and Ornament: Nature The Raw Material Of Design. Second Edition, Revised, published London: Batsford, 1929. 5 3/4" x 8 3/4", xv+126pp., illustrated throughout with b/w plates and reproductions. Dark green cloth with black titles and borders. Minor sun fade at the crown, previous owner bookplateand name, else near fine in very good dust jacket with minor loss at spine and tips. Vol 2 - Nature and Ornament: Ornament The... Read more about this item
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€166.37
Menuiserie: The Carved Wood Furniture of 18th Century France

Menuiserie: The Carved Wood Furniture of 18th Century France

by Hunter-Stiebel, Penelope

NY: Rosenberg & Stiebel, 1986. First edition. Paperback. Orig. illustrated wrappers. Near fine. 63 pages. 22 x 19 cm. More than 30 illustrated examples.
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€19.01
Five Centuries of Italian Majolica

Five Centuries of Italian Majolica

by Liverani, Giuseppe

NY: McGraw Hill, 1960. First Edition, first printing. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: McGraw Hill, 1960. First American Edition. Folio. 9 1/2" x 12." 260pp., 83 tipped-in color plates and 52 b/w illustrations.A Very Good or better copy - clean, straight, tight, no markings, in a Good, heavily frayed dj with several small chips missing.. 1st. Hard. Very Good/Good. Folio. Illus.
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€47.54
Chinese Export Porcelain Chien de Commande

Chinese Export Porcelain Chien de Commande

by Lunsingh Scheurleer, D.F

New York: Pitman, 1974. First American edition. Hardcover. Orig. blue cloth. Near fine in very good dust wrapper. 256 pages. 24 x 18 cm. 361 black and white photographs, eight plates in color. Bibliography. Index. This is the first work in English dealing exhaustively with Chinese export porcelain.
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€38.03
Clay Times Three  : The Tale of Three Nashville, Indiana, Potteries

Clay Times Three : The Tale of Three Nashville, Indiana, Potteries

by McKimmie, Kathy M

Indianapolis, IN: Privately Printed. Fine with no dust jacket. 2009. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. The only book of its kind, this covers the history of, and the art and decorative pottery works of Brown County Pottery, Martz Potteries, Brown County Hills Pottery, all in or around the town of Nashville in Brown County, Indiana. Through much of the 20th Century, Brown County, Indiana was a haven to the famous Hoosier School painters, myriad other artists, and craftspeople who appreciated... Read more about this item
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€38.03
Les Creations de Jean Mahie:  Forgerons D' Or 1969-1977

Les Creations de Jean Mahie: Forgerons D' Or 1969-1977

by Barjavel, Rene & David Susskin

Cannes, 1977. paperback. Very Good./Very Good.. 103 p. The Barjavel Preface is in French and English. The Susskind Preface is in English. Color photographs of gold bracelets, pendants, earrings, buttons designed by Jean Mahie. Biographical information.
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€19.01