100 British Chairs
Antique Collectors' Club
Size: 255 mm x 180 mm
Illustrations: 107 colour
- 100 British Chairs depicts a selection of chairs which date from several important periods in the history of British chair design
- The caption for each chair is intentionally brief, and readers wanting more detailed information can find it, together with numerous images, in the full online catalogue - www. crabtreefarmcollections.org These captions reflect the most up-to-date information and opinion at the time of publication
- The online catalogue entries contain more detailed discussion of materials, construction, condition, and provenance when known. The online catalogue aims to be a forum for debate and the dissemination of knowledge. In this way, historic British chairs that until now were not available for study and comment can be made accessible. The online catalogue will be continually developed and updated to include new research
100 British Chairs depicts a selection of chairs that date from several important periods in the history of British chair design. Presented in a roughly chronological sequence, the emphasis is on early (pre-1745) and late (post-1840) periods.
The presentation is also thematic, and this more accurately represents the purpose of the book, which is to illustrate some of the key developments in British chair design in the chosen periods. Design and development before 1740 were largely the work of artists and craftsmen whose names have been lost, so the chairs are mostly unattributed and arranged by type and period. The later chairs are arranged differently, highlighting the work of well-known designers of the Gothic Revival, Arts and Crafts, and other progressive British design schools.
Readers wanting more detailed information can find it, together with numerous images, in the full online catalogue - www. crabtreefarmcollections.org - which will be continually developed and updated to include new research.