French Eighteenth Century Furniture - Genevieve Souchal - 1961 French Folio Design Book
Beauty of line and color, an extraordinary variety of shapes and brilliant technique combine to make French furniture of this age one of the most complete manifestations of the decorative arts of all time. - Genevieve Souchal
Published in 1961, this French furniture design book is as beautiful in presentation as it is in content. Printed in Italy, it contains its original slipcover case protecting a bright and colorful book that share not only the stories of artists who made the furniture, but also of the collectors and the details that male this an interesting time period in the world of furniture making. Specifically, chairs, tables and desks are covered here with an eye on inventive multi-purpose furniture that highlights dressing tables, wine racks, chest of drawers etc. Vintage kitchen lovers will find interesting info on dining chairs, dish cabinets, and sideboards.
- Includes a bevy of black and white and color photographs
- Original slipcover case
- Ideal coffee table display book with bold, graphic design appeal
- 128 pages
The slipcover case has aged to a color of toasted almonds and bears some bumps to its corners and a few chippy spots along its edges. The book itself is in gorgeous condition. Bright, colorful and clean - all its pages are intact and its spine is tight. there is a small rip on page 71 but does not affect the written content of that page. Previous owners nameplates on both the inside end page of the book and the back side of the slipcover.
Measures 8." inches (width) x 8.75" inches (length) x .6" inches (depth)
In addition to being a pretty presentation piece, this book contains a wealth of information for any antique furniture collector or French design enthusiast.