Paris: Emile Wessbecher, 1902. Hardcover. A scarce catalog for metal furniture for garden and home from Parisian "patented construction engineer" Emile Wessbecher. There are fifty plates, each with several designs for chairs, benches, tables, toilette and night tables, planters, beds. and more. The illustrations are drawn and in most cases in color. A few of the final plates showing furniture appear to have been taken from another catalog and affixed to pages in this one. Bound in reddish brown cloth covers with title and design to front. Rebacked in maroon cloth. Some soiling, and bumping. Title page was detached but has been repaired. Title page and first few plates and last few plates have some foxing but the remaining pages are very good. Measures 10.5 x 14.5 inches. FURN/050619. Very Good.
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New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1998. Hardcover. Inscribed by the two authors on the half title. A fascinating and sumptuous documenting the restoration of the White House by Jacqueline Kennedy and her advisors - the most extensive and significant to date. With rich anecdotes and many four-color and black and white photographs with individual chapters by room, including the private quarters (from dust jacket). Bound in brown cloth and in a white dust jacket with title to spine and cover and photo of Mrs. Kennedy to cover. Some sunning to top of cloth binding and slight crease to top of jacket otherwise near fine. Measures 9 x 11 inches. 260 pages including index. DECARTS/011219. Near Fine / Near Fine.
Williamsburg, VA: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1977. Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED on title-page: To Olivia Rodgers an old & dear friend John and also signed under his printed name. Fine blue coated cloth backed blue linen boards, gilt title to spine. Very good plus pictorial d.j. (one closed tear to rear flap, small amount of creasing, edgewear). Interior is very nice, bright and clean, though a few areas have some ink underlining. Contains 144 plates, many in color. 153 pp. + facsimile reproduction of the 1755 Chelsea sale catalog, an important source documents for students of English porcelain. Ceramics. CER/8223. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
Paris: n.p., n.d. Portfolio. This is a scarce portfolio of beautiful color plates that showcase the breadth and beauty of French decorative arts at the beginning of the 20th century. The arts range from textiles, ceramics, bindings, ironworks, enamel, house designs and much more. The artists include LeFebvre, Magnew, Guimard, Mucha, Jambon, Lepere, Boulez among many others. There were 60 plates issued with this edition. Plates one and nine are missing, but there are two plates each for plates 4 and 55, each with a different design. The plates are generally in very good condition, with spotting and/or aging to some. The loose plates, preface, and list of plates are housed in a folio portfolio with grey paper boards and brown linen spine with gilt title to front board. Spine is split about two inches along front cover, chipping and bumping and ties missing. DEC/100812. Very Good.
Lincoln Mint, 1972. A limited edition silver collector's plate created by Salvador Dali expressly for the reproduction of this precious metal plate. Each plate is numbered. The plate is resting on dark blue satin and is housed in a white leatherette clamshell box with Dali's signature in silver on the top. In fine condition. In a white paper shipping box. DEC/120312. Fine.
New York: Park Lane, (1989). Hardcover. Folio. Red cloth covered boards with bright gilt title to spine. Light bumping to spine ends and corners. Pristine interior with wonderful full color photographic illustrations thoughout. Illustrated price clipped dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Minor fading to front and spine panels. Index, 320 pages. Decorative Arts. DECART/060712. Near Fine in Near Fine Dust Jacket.
Boston: George H. Polley & Co., 1897. Hardcover. Uncommon. Lacks 2 plates. Elephant folio. Includes images of furniture, architectural features, ironworks, doorways, interiors, exteriors, etc. from Brooklynwood, Barnum's Hotel, Carroll House, Octagon House (DC), Chase House, Cabot House, Homewood, and numerous private residences. "In submitting this book it is the author's intention to illustrate some very fine specimens of antique furniture, and choice bits of architecture of the last century, found in Maryland and Virginia, and also to present a few interesting examples of New England colonial, hitherto unpublished. Most of these places have been difficult to access, and no pains or expense have been spared to procure the very best possible examples. All the specimens shown are genuine, and many of those found in Maryland and Virginia have an interesting history" (introduction). Includes contents page, title page, introduction, and 61 of 63 full page plates. A large portfolio bound three quater brown leather over cream cloth covered boards with black title to front cover. Three of six ribbon ties remain. Chipping, closed tears, and wear to edges, hinges, and spine ends of portfolio. Small white sticker to spine. Foxing and soiling to panels. Ownership stamp of Isaac A. Allen Jr., Architect - descretly stamped on each page of this portfolio. Issued with 63 plates, 2 are no longer present. Chipping, creasing, and wear to edges and margins of some plates. Some plates have foxing, but overall they are clean and in very good condition. May require an extra shipping fee. DECART/102220. Very Good.
New York: Phaidon Press, 1974. Hardcover. "This book is about the ormolu (ground gold) ornaments - candelabra, door knobs, escutcheons, sconces, inkstands, clock-cases and ornamental vases - which were produced by Matthew Boulton at his Soho Manufactory, just outside Birmingham, between 1768 and 1782" (jacket). Bookplate of English architecture professor Patrick Horsbrugh, who has also inscribed and signed the front free endpaper. Yellow cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Small spots of foxing to covers. Minor wear to edges of boards and bumping to top corners. In tan illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges and corners of jacket. Rubbing to panels of jacket. Includes 176 illustrations of which two are in full color. 398 pages. DEC/102618. Very Good / Very Good.
Munich: Prestel, 1989. Hardcover. "Biedermeier furniture and glassware have become increasingly valued as collector's items. This book provides, for the first time, a precise definition of the Biedermeier style taht goes beyond the decorative arts to include architecture, sculpture, and painting" (jacket). Orange cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Clean, bright interior filled with full color illustrations. In illustrated jacket with red spine panel titled in white on spine and front panels. 271 pages. DECART/102220. Fine / Fine.
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1974. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. Very good purple cloth 4to., bright silver gilt to spine. Insides are clean, bright text. Binding is tight. Endpapers faded at edges and along hinge. Illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and blue spine panel. Minor edge wear to dust jacket. 120 color illustrations and 110 b/w. Index, 210 pp. Ceramics and Glass. GLASS/8233. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
Milwaukee: Milwaukee Art Museum; Chipstone Foundation, 2004. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by the author, dated 2004, Baltimore. "I believe that Fancy should be seen as a noteworthy American style, no less significant than other established decorative arts styles - whetehr expressed in teh baroque, rocoo, or neoclassical tastes. Yet FAncy was not merely a specific style in the arts. Yet Fancy was not merely a specific style in the arts. ... For nineteenth century Americans, the world Fancy expressed far more, for it reflected a progressive cultural attitude born out of new and enlightened ways of seeing , understanding, adn responding to the surounding world" (preface). Bound in red cloth boards with orange and red paste paper covers. Paper title label with black title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to spine label. Clean, bright interior with many full color illustrations. 268 pages. DECART/102220. Fine.
New York: Random House, 1971. Hardcover. 8vo. In purple cloth covered boards with gilt title stamp to spine. In white DJ with minor edgewear, toning, and a small closed tear to top edge of front panel. Interior is mostly clean and bright with b/w illustrations and color illustrated endpapers. Faint foxing to textblock edges. Index. 309pp. ARTBIO/041407. Very Good in Very Good Minus dj.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Mint, 1972. Hardcover. The 1972 Franklin Mint Christmas Plate. Made of solid sterling silver and contains an original etching of the work titled "The Carolers" drawn by Norman Rockwell expressly for this limited edition. Complete with certificate of authenticity, description of artist and plate, and order form for frame. Housed in a maroon leatherette clamshell box made to look like a book with embossed wreath on front cover and gilt title and artist to spine. In original plain white box. "Book" and plate in fine condition. DEC/100312. Fine.
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Mint, 1974. A limited edition solid silver plate with an etching of an original work titled "Hanging the Wreath," created by artist Norman Rockwell expressly for this edition. Complete with certificate of authenticity and a brochure describing the artist and the plate. Housed in a maroon leatherette clamshell box made to look like a book with Christmas wreath embossed on front cover and gilt title and artist to spine. The "book" and plate in fine condition. DEC/120612. Fine.