"English Furniture 1680 - 1760; English Needlework 1600 - 1740" by William DeGregorio

English Furniture 1680 - 1760; English Needlework 1600 - 1740 The Percival D. Griffiths Collection (Volumes I and II) William DeGregorio, Christian Jussel

Publication date:
14 Jun 2022
Yale University Press
864 pages: 292 x 248mm
600 color + b-w illus.
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Brings together a superb collection of over 650 detailed examples English furniture and needlework from 1600 to 1760

These volumes are dedicated to one of the finest collections of early English furniture and needlework, formed by Percival D. Griffiths (1861–1937). Together with the noted authority, Robert W. Symonds, Griffiths assembled a pioneering collection of early English decorative arts: furniture, domestic needlework and related objects all dating to the seventeenth and first half of the eighteenth centuries. The book illustrates nearly 700 pieces owned by Griffiths and includes images of his interiors, and biographical data on Griffiths. Catalogue entries provide color images, exhibition histories, references, and provenance. These volumes present a wealth of new information that will aid both the amateur and connoisseur alike. 

William DeGregorio is a scholar of decorative arts, textiles, and historical costume, specializing in the history of collecting. He has worked for a wide variety of museums, dealers, and private collectors. Christian Jussel is a retired antiques dealer who specializes in English furniture. He was formerly president of The National Antique and Art Dealers Association of America, and later was a senior vice president at Sotheby’s in New York.