Italian Renaissance Furniture
|Author(s):||Wilhelm von Bode|
|Category:||Furniture & Furnishings|
|Publisher:||New York: W. Helburn|
|Publish date:||Jan 1, 1921|
|Number of pages:||136|
For some years past, so lively an interest has been manifested in Italian furniture of the Renaissance, and also of the periods subsequent thereto, that the publication of this book needs no apology. Two books hitherto, George Leland Hunter's Italian Furniture and Inter- iors and William M. Odom's History of Italian Furniture from the Fourteenth to the Early Nineteenth Centuries, have ministered to the general desire for information upon this topic. Various magazines, especially House and Garden and Good Furniture, have published sundry well illustrated articles upon the subject. The museums in different parts of the country have made praisewor- thy efforts to acquire and to display appropriately the best specimens of Italian mobiliary art tbey could obtain. Architects and decorators have extensively em- ployed Italian pieces in equipping houses with whose furnishing they were commissioned, and in numerous other ways a taste for Italian furniture has been so stimulated that furniture manufacturers are producing tables, chairs, chests, and other objects of domestic appointment from designs admittedly inspired by Italian models, while industrial art schools are paying more or less attention in their courses to the work of Renaissance Italian cabinet-makers.