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    $39.95

    THE FURNITURE DOCTOR by George Grotz

    New York: Doubleday. 1962. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Good dust jacket. Scuffing and creasing to panels. Chips and creasing to lower front panel and upper front panel. Scuffing to panels. Edge wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .


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    $4.99

    THE FURNITURE DOCTOR by GEORGE GROTZ

    Doubleday Garden City, NY, 1962. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Wear and tear to dust jacket.


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    $12.50

    Turn-Of-The-Century Decorative Millwork by Wholesale Sash Door and Blind Manufacturers' Assn

    Dover Publications. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1996. Softcover. 0486292800 . 9.3 X 6.6 X 0.8 inches; 416 pages .


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    $65.00

    500 Years of Italian Furniture: Magnificence and Design by Settembrini, Luigi, Enrico Colle, and Manolo di Giorgi

    Milano: Skira Editore, 2009. 1st . Hardcover. New/New. <p>Profusely illustrated. Text in English and Italian.</p>


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    $58.00

    Ancient Furniture and other Works of Art : Illustrative of a Collection ... of Parham House, Dorset by Robinson, Vincent J

    Bernard Quaritch, London, 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Calland, Eustace (photog). Complete. A resolutely sturdy copy of this book about the collection at Parhham House. In 2017 the interior of the house and all of its contents were utterly destroyed by a fire (possibly begun by its then owner). At some stage the book has been subjected to damp storage conditions. Leading from the back, the pages have receding (in both size and intensity) areas of staining (mostly to the top corner areas). The green boards are much worn, scuffed, marked all about. Vellum spine (grubby) that has been repaired at head and foot. The boards are weary but steady and sound. The contents are of laid, watermarked, paper. The paper is untrimmed. The end papers are tanned. The contents, aside from that described above, are amiable. They are thick, bold, very certain, congenial, diligent, clean, clear, at times even smart, always decent and bountiful. Please note that due to the weight of the book, should the book need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk


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    $30.00

    Diamond Baratta Design by Diamond, William and Anthony Baratta

    New York: Bullfinch Press, 2006. 1st . Hardcover. As New/Fine. <p>With 255 full-color photographs.</p>


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    AUD $550.00

    Metal Work and Its Artistic Design by WYATT, M. Digby

    London: Day & Sons, lithographers to the Queen, 1852. First Edition. THEORY GENERAL PRINCIPLES 'It has been well remarked, by no less a man than Locke, "that the mechanism of the arts contains more true philosophy than the systems of philosophers : " and in that observation he has perhaps only echoed the great dogma of Lord Bacon, "that the history of the mechanical arts is the most important branch of true philosophy." These two splendid apophthegms, pregnant as they are with meaning, had been adopted with remarkable felicity by the French Encyclopédists, as mottoes to that portion of their great work which treats of the industrial arts. The English are indebted for the proud position they at present occupy in the world of manufacture, and the reputation they have gained for the intrinsic excellence of their productions, to their deep and preserving recognition of the absolute utilitarian importance of the studies recommended by these and other great economists ; it is, however, only very recently that they commenced the endeavour to superadd to their technical perfection some little of the refining influence of grace, and to investigate, in earnest spirit, those fundamental principles which should govern and modify the specific nature and form of the desired alliance of use and beauty. One of the most important of those general laws which have been given to us, as the result of such inquiries, is that of the imperative necessity of adopting, as the basis of the design of objects executed in any material which nature offers to our use, a system of ornamentation strictly in harmony with the structure, chemical and mechanical, of the finished article -- with the value of the materials of which it is composed -- an association of the idea connected with them, and with its purpose and probable destination. The systems of decorative treatment of two materials, similar in some essential qualities, but diverse in others, should differ in the exact ratio of those discrepancies, and from the continued and thoughtful observance of these objective conditions of nature, a scale of appropriate common-sense design would be in time established, within the limits of which the artist might exercise his subjective power without fear of extravagance.'. Large folio, 500 mm x 350 mm, 50 full-page chromolithographed and tinted plates, a very good copy.


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    AUD $55.00

    Chippendale Furniture circa 1745 - 1765 : The Work of Thomas Chippendale and His Contemporaries in the Rococo Taste Vile, Cobb, Langlois, Channon, Hallett, Ince and Mayhew, Lock, Johnson, and Others by Anthony Coleridge

    New York, New York, U.S.A.: Clarkson N. Potter Inc, 1968. Jacket has general wear plus 3cm chip at bottom of spine. New endpapers. Usual library stamps. 229 pages of text with 3 colour plates plus 420 b/w plates. Heavy book (almost 2kg).. Hard Cover. Good+/Fair+. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library.


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    AUD $20.00

    Upholstery Styles. A Design Sourcebook by Walkling, Gillian

    New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. 1989. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with colour photographs and black & white drawings. 144 pages A design Sourcebook - a comprehensive guide to period and modern furnishing styles. . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    AUD $25.00

    The New Modern Furniture Design by Francisco Asensio Cerver

    New York, New York, U.S.A.: Whitney Library of Design, 1998. Usual library marks. 207 pages with colour illustrations. Contains a wide selection of different types of furniture: beds, tables, chairs, containers, occasional furniture and accessories in their various forms, styles, trends, finishes and schools. Heavy book (2kg). . Hard Cover. Good+/Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Ex-Library.


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    $39.95

    THE FURNITURE DOCTOR by Grotz, George

    New York: Doubleday & Company. 1962. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. One inch tear at top of back flap, back of jacket has a smudge mark along the entire edge of the book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .


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    $7.99

    The Rocking Chair Book by Denker, Ellen and Bert

    New York: Mayflower Books - Main Street Press, 1979. First edition. Paperback. Good. Ellen and Bert Denker, The Rocking Chair Book, New York, Mayflower Books - Main Street Press, 1979, stated First Edition. Tan paper covers bw photo of boy rocking on front, imperial 8vo (8 1/2 by 10 inches), 192 pp with bibliography, many bw photos and artwork, from American colonial era to 20th century. Good: covers lightly bumped and scuffed, light foxing on front, pp 21-24 uncut, no markings.


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    $50.00

    Documents D'Art. The Louvre Museum. French Furniture. Louis XVI Period by Dreyfus, Carle

    Paris: Albert Morancé, 1921. First edition. Cloth. Exlib copy, accession numbers on spine, bookplate on front pastedown, pocket on rear, library stamps verso of plates, about very good.. 15, [1] pp. + plates. Illus. with 52 b/w plates. 8vo.


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    $78.35

    A COLLECTION OF SCALE-DRAWINGS, DETAILS AND SKETCHES OF WHAT IS COMMONLY KNOWN AS COLONIAL FURNITURE [Lbc] by Nye, Alvan Crocker

    N Y: William Helburn. Good with no dust jacket. 1895. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 3, 55 plates pages; A collection of scale-drawings, details and sketches of what is commonly known as colonial furniture. 12.25" x 17.25". Folio plates bound in. Drawings of various colonial types of furniture. 55 fulll page plates Publishers 3/4 brown morocco leather over broan cloth. Losses to leather at top and bottom of spine. Contents VG+. .


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    AUD $300.00

    PICTURA: VIII by LÁSZLÓ, Sebestyén

    Budapest: PICTURA, 1930. First Edition. Hand-printed pattern book published by Pictura , Sebestyén László's award-winning Hungarian design studio in Budapest. Oblong quarto, 30 leaves, staple-bound paper wrappers decorated with 10 embossed golden medals, a very good copy.


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    $68.55

    ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF RATTAN AND REED FURNITURE by Marshall Field & Co. ,

    Cjhicago: Marshall Field & Co. ,. Good+ with no dust jacket. c1920. Paperback. B; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Oblong 12mo, orig. Wrappers; some chipping and open tears to edges, surface stained. With 72 pages of illustrations; some creasing to interior. .


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    $38.00

    The Old-World House: Its Furniture and Decoration ( Volumes I & II) by Herbert Cescinsky

    New York: The Macmillan Company, 1924. Good ex-library copies with usual markings. In maroon cloth covers with bright gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top edges. Square, intact bindings. Clean, bright text pages. Bumping and rubbing of ends of spine. Moderate shelf wear. Pictures upon request. Thank you for your patronage.. Hard Cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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    $48.95

    The Gentle Art Of Faking Furniture by Cescinsky, Herbert

    Chapman & Hall. Good with no dust jacket. 1931. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; 168 pages; 7 3/4 x 10 1/4. Furniture: : Faking: : Counterfeit back hinge frayed. Contents clean. 292 half-tone plates. A classic survey that is of some interest. .


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    $50.00

    KUNSTGESCHICHTE DES MOBELS: SEIT DEM ALTERTUM (IN GERMAN) by Feulner, Adolf

    Berlin: Propylaen. GOOD book, edgeworn. FINE inside but for pages 1-50 top margin.. (1927). 1st edition.. Hardcover.. GOOD book. Very top margin of pp1-50 damp stained. Chapters on Baroque, Louis XIV, Roccoco, Louis XVI, Sherton, Chippendale. . FINE text but for top edge damp stains. BUT: no aging, foxing, margionalia, etc. Even pastedowns with no trace of glue browning. Tight binding, hinges sound, no loose or starting leaves or signatures. 20 page index at end. .


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    $1,470.00

    THE SOUL OF A TREE: A WOODWORKER'S REFLECTIONS [SIGNED] by Nakashima, George

    Tokyo, New York, Etc.: Kodansha. Fine in Fine dust jacket. [1981]. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; xxi, 221, [1] pages; 1st ed. 4to, orig burgundy cloth, d/j with minor light wear. Color plates, other illustrations. Sgd & dated "March 1983" by Nakashima on ffep. ; Signed by Author .


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    $200.00

    Old English Clocks; The Wetherfield Collection by F.J. Britten

    London: Lawrence & Jellicoe, Ltd, 1907. Limited edition. Hardcover. good. Folio. Brown cloth with gilt lettering. This is copy #161 of 320 copies. Introduction and black and white illustrations. Bookplate of former owner and inscription on front endpaper. Some sunning to cloth. Spine faded. Some chipping at head and tail of spine. In a mylar protective wrapper.


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    AUD $125.00

    Demeures et Jardins de France; Mansions and Gardens of France by [PLAISIR de FRANCE]

    Paris: Les Publications de France, 1953. Stylish vintage photography book depicting many grand French estates. Quarto, with photographic illustrations in colour & black & white; bound in decorated cloth boards, 250 pages, a very good copy.


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    $385.28

    Ralph Rucci: Autobiography of a Fashion Designer by Ralph Rucci

    2013-04-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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    AUD $50.00

    Art in Australia. [First Series Fifth Number] by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Sydney, editor

    Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1918. Of interest: Rupert Bunny profile, two tipped colour plates; the Connell Collection of Old Furniture in the Melbourne Art Gallery, five photographic black & white plates; article entitled "On Richmond Bridge" by W. Hardy Wilson, two tipped-in colour plates; study of M.j. MacNally by Harry Julius. Octavo, a good copy in the original decorated wrappers.


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    AUD $18.00

    A Directory of Antique Furniture by F Lewis Hinckley

    Lavishly illustrated (1,103 plates) providing a thoroughly reliable reference Register of Standards of Authentic Design for all types of antique furniture. 355 pages. Book condition near fine with some minor staining to bottom right of around 30% of the pages. Previous owners name and a date on first blank page. Dust jacket intact but has chips and tears and a small green stain on rear.


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