Robert Hatfield Ellsworth
10.6 x 13.7, 303 pp., 31 color plates, 208 b/w illustrations, 23 drawings, appendices, bibliography, index, cloth, slipcase, Random House, New York, 1970.
This original edition is an important pioneering study on Chinese furniture by R. H. Ellsworth. Profusely illustrated, it provides a comprehensive study of classical hardwood furniture from the Ming and early Qing dynasties. It examines the historical background and gives detailed accounts on Chinese joinery, metal mounts, changes in seating surfaces, the dating of Chinese furniture, and conservation and restoration. With 155 superb examples, this volume is an indispensable reference for scholars, collectors, dealers, and readers interested in the subject.
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