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'L'Art du Siege au XVIII Siecle en France' Avant-propos de Karl Lagerfeld

A study of chair-carpenters, that recreates the environment centered around the leading figure Nicolas Heurtaut.

Sculptors, gilders and upholsterers are the other professions which contribute to the elaboration of a chair.

The book's theoretical section is completed with more technical observations, notably on the art of distinguishing an authentic piece from an imitation.

The period covered extends from the end of the Regency style to the beginning of Neo-classicism (1730-1775).

The following artisans are discussed: Avisse, Blanchard, Boucault, Carpentier, Cresson, Delanois, Foliot, Gourdin and Tilliard...

Bill G.B. Pallot

ACR Gismondi Editeurs


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