The Wallace Collection houses over 500 pieces of 18th-century French furniture produced by craftsmen such as Andre-Charles Boulle. The pieces include: a commode made for the bedroom of Louis XV at Versailles; three secretaires made for Marie-Antoinette; and two Caffieri chandeliers given by Louis XV to his eldest daughter.
This three-volume catalogue of 18th-century furniture from the Wallace Collection details the materials, construction and decoration of each piece along with its history, dating, style and maker, with both colour and black and white photography.
Volume One comprises Gothic and Renaissance-style furniture, carved furniture, lacquer furniture and clocks and barometes. Volume Two covers Boulle, and veneered furniture whilst Volume Three focuses on gilt bronze.
- Author: Peter Hughes
- Paperback Edition
- Set of 3 Volumes, not to be sold separately
- ISBN 0900785519