November 11, 2019 Subject:
Thank you very much for posting this book. Great work!
May 2, 2011 Subject:
Half the Book on the 18th C.
Which is not unexpected. It's the period from which furniture survives, as well as the style books of the cabinetmakers like Chippendale and Heppelwhite.
Less expected is that the book opens with Saxon furniture. Illos actually include an iron-bound chest dated 12th or 13th C. While he perfectly admits nothing Saxon survives, he then gives us the next best thing by looking to inventories and records for what they list themselves as owning.
It's nearly 600 pages, with 160 photographic plates in B&W, most of them with multiple items. However they are all at the back of the book, rather than set in at the time of reference in the text.