Egyptian Woodworking and Furniture

Egyptian Woodworking and Furniture

Paperback Shire Egyptology

By (author) Geoffrey Killen

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  • Publisher: SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 210mm x 5mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Buckinghamshire
  • ISBN 10: 0747802394
  • ISBN 13: 9780747802396
  • Illustrations note: Plans :Bibliography: p62 :Includes index
  • Sales rank: 790,773

Product description

This book gives a comprehensive description of Egyptian woodworking from the earliest times to the Late Period. It examines the sources of wood and other materials used by Egyptian carpenters. The techniques used to embellish timber and the complex joints employed in carcase construction are also explained and woodworking tools and processes throughout the Dynastic period are described. Some of the important sources which illustrate the development of furniture styles and the use of tools come from wall paintings and relief in tombs. The story of furniture is traced through an examination of surviving pieces that are now preserved in museums, including First Dynasty bedframes from Tarkhan and the furniture of the Fourth Dynasty queen Hetepheres, as well as the highly developed cabinet making and turned stool legs of the Late and Graeco-Roman periods.

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Geoffrey Killen studied Design and Technology at Shoreditch College, University of London, where he specialised in researching ancient woodworking techniques and furniture. He has established a position as a leading furniture historian, the results of his research having been widely published.

Table of contents

List of illustrations Chronology Woodworking materials Woodworking techniques and fittings Predynastic and early dynastic periods Old Kingdom Middle Kingdom New kingdom Late and Roman periods Glossary Museums Further reading Index