BOOK REVIEW FOR
WELSH FURNITURE 1250-1950 :
A CULTURAL HISTORY OF CRAFTSMANSHIP AND DESIGN
BY RICHARD BEBB
taken from: www.welshfurniture.com
"A deeply researched and comprehensive coverage of all the historic forms and styles of Welsh furniture, its making and its ownership at all social levels, copiously illustrated throughout, with text and pictures co-ordinated on the pages.
This book is in fact the social history of Wales seen through its furniture, including historical texts, detailed individual studies of selected houses and families, and biographies of individual craftsmen and firms. It is a masterpiece of regional study, and because it applies to a whole country, it has international appeal."
Bebb's huge volume of research and sheer number of example should earn the respect of furniture historians and the gratitude of his fellow-countrymen, to whom he has rendered a notable service."
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