Vintage Tools
New Tools



About Us

The Best Things

English Country Furniture 1500-1900 by David Knell

English Country Furniture 1500-1900
David Knell

The literature on English period furniture has largely been dominated by a preoccupation with that of the rich and upper classes. This attitude is now regarded as unacceptable, however, and the past everyday furniture of England has accordingly become the focus of intensive research. This book, the first major production of its kind and now a standard reference work, examines the pieces found in humbler urban and rural homes over a span of some four centuries, throwing fresh light on such aspects as regional variations, dating assessment, construction techniques, stylistic influence and context. Each of the many examples illustrated is accompanied by a detailed caption giving full information on timber, a realistic date range and an extensive description, including such details as local characteristics, finish, distinctive decorative features and manufacturing methods.