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    Irish Furniture: Woodwork and Carving in Ireland from the Earliest Times to the Act of Union (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art) (Hardback) By (author) Knight of Glin, By (author) James Peill

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    DescriptionThis lavishly illustrated and comprehensive volume is the first devoted entirely to the subject of Irish furniture and woodwork. It provides a detailed survey, encompassing everything from medieval choir stalls to magnificent drawing-room suites for the great houses, from earliest times to the end of the eighteenth century. The first part of the book presents a chronological history, illustrated with superb examples of Irish furniture and interior carving. In a lively text, the Knight of Glin and James Peill consider a broad range of topics, including a discussion of the influence of Irish craftsmen in the colonies of America. The second part is a fascinating pictorial catalogue of different types of surviving furniture, including chairs, stools, baroque sideboards, elegant tea and games tables, bookcases, and mirrors. The book also features a biographical index of Irish furniture-makers and craftsmen of the eighteenth century, compiled from Dublin newspaper advertisements and other contemporary sources.

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    Irish Furniture
    Woodwork and Carving in Ireland from the Earliest Times to the Act of Union
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Knight of Glin, By (author) James Peill
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 488
    Width: 250 mm
    Height: 305 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 2,141 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300117158
    ISBN 10: 0300117159

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    B&T General Subject: 120
    B&T Approval Code: A04400000
    BIC subject category V2: AFT
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A97303200
    BISAC V2.8: ART015030
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15890
    BISAC V2.8: HOM008000, ANT017000
    B&T Approval Code: A84205030
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBR
    DC22: 749.09415
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: DES006000
    BISAC region code:
    DC22: 749.09415090, 749.09415/09032
    LC classification: NK2537 .K65 2007
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: AGA, AFT
    Illustrations note
    100 b&w illustrations, 400 colour images
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Desmond FitzGerald, Knight of Glin, is president of the Irish Georgian Society, a governor of the National Gallery of Ireland, and Doctor in Letters Honoria Causa of Trinity College Dublin. He is coauthor with Anne Crookshank of Ireland's Painters, 1600-1940, published by Yale University Press. He lives at Glin Castle, County Limerick. James Peill is a director of Christie's, where he is a specialist in the Furniture Department.