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FURNITURE. Century Furniture Company Grand Rapids Michigan. 1st Ed. 1926. Collectible reference! VG+++ condition.
Furniture As interpreted by the Century Furniture Company Grand Rapids Michigan. Hardcover. Quarter cloth (corners and spine) with blue boards. Copyright 1926 with no other dates, so thus a first edition, I believe. Coloured frontispiece of a living room full of furniture. 54 pages of glossy photographs of furniture in different periods and styles. 156 pages. Includes a Chronology of Furniture Styles in England, France and America plus a Glossary.
The title page is laid out with Gothic lettering and a Gothic border. The text has extra wide margins in which there are many line drawings illustrating details of the period pieces.
Although the contents of this book are an excellent reference for the collector of period furniture, the most interesting thing about this book is the fact that one of the major furniture companies of America had this book compiled and printed. A note at the beginning of the book states: With the exception of a few antiques, all photographs in this book are reproductions of furniture manufactured by the Century Furniture Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is, therefore, an invaluable reference for the collector of Century Furniture, or for someone wishing to investigate their inherited pieces.
Condition: VG+++. Spine cloth split and frayed, foxing to Foreword page, rear endpaper and frontispiece. Otherwise clean and bright with no markings.
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