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Item:192871311338Charles Cressent, sculptor and cabinetmaker, French book Charles Cressent, sculptor and cabinetmaker, French book This great hardcover book of 360 full color pages with box, superbly illustrated by more than 400 pictures, presents Charles Cressent. Born in Amiens in 1685, the most famous French cabinetmaker of the years 1720-1750 decorate his furniture with gilt bronze sculptures of incomparable beauty. This book analyzes all the work of Cressent with many historical documents, magnificent illustration and, for the first time, a catalog raisonne. Contents:IntroductionPART ONE - BiographyFamily history and the beginnings of Charles CressentThe workshop of PoitouThe workshop of rue JoqueletRepeated disputes with corporations of founders and gildersSome biographical markers until 1756The end of the workshop, after 1757PART TWO - Customer and Commercial circuitsThe Orleans family and foreign courtsThe worlds of finance and the high administrationVarious customersParisian art dealers and cabinetmakersPART THREE - The workCabinets, bookcases, corner wardrobes and coin casesOffices desks and filing cabinetsDressersThe corners and various furnitureClocks and regulatorsBronzes and bronze workersMarble and wood used, the assembly techniquesCressent and the Regency style: Designs and sources of inspirationThe influence of the work of CressentPART FOUR - Catalogue raisonne of the works of CressentAnnexesBibliographyIndex The French texts are written by Alexandre Pradère. Printed in 2003, this book is NEW and is 9 inches x 12 inches ( 23 cm x 30 cm ) with box. For this book, buyer will pay for priority Air Shipping from France USD 7 to France or USD 28 to Europe or USD 38 to the USA and Canada or USD 53 to South America, Asia and other countries. All books are carefully packed in a safe protective packaging Multiple purchases, postage discount: For multiple purchases, postage will be discounted but the overall charge is based upon the total weight of the parcel Your order will be shipped immediately after reception of your payment sent through our free SSL Secured on line Payment with Visa/MasterCard and Amex. We also welcome PayPal with NO surcharge. Click here for more informations on our sales conditions Visit our eBay store PaymentsDeliveryGuarantee All books are carefully packed in a safe protective packaging. We will send your order insured with tracking within 24h / 48h after reception of your payment.100% GUARANTEE means that we stand behind our description. If an item does not meet with your satisfaction for any reason, you may return us within 30 days at reception.
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