Classic Furniture

Craftsmanship, Trade Organisations and Cross-Cultural Influences in East and West

Florian Knothe

Classic Furniture

Florian Knothe

Distributed for Hong Kong University Press

64 pages | color illus. | 8.25 x 12
Paperback $18.00 ISBN: 9789881902399 Published September 2016 AAUKEU - ALL AMERICAS & UNITED KINGDOM & EUROPE
This publication presents a selection of essays on Chinese and European furniture making, stylistic influences and workshop practices during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Single chapters focus on the similarities and differences in cabinetry in East and West, and the overwhelming impact of chinoiserie on the design of furniture in early modern Europe. Individual masterpieces by cabinetmakers in France, England and Germany further exemplify the wide-reaching effect of an ‘exotic’ stylistic vocabulary and the development of an eighteenth-century fashion in the decorative arts.
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