David Linley is a bespoke furniture maker and chairman of Christies UK, the international auction house. He is the son of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon.
This book is the first to take a subject that has previously been represented only in dry histories onto a new and spectacular level, in which furnitures star pieces, whether made in the distant past or in the 21st century, are seen in an entirely fresh light. Drawn from all periods, these exquisite objects chairs, desks, sofas are timeless in their arresting beauty.The books rich and varied illustrations include details of carving, ornamentation and upholstery, views of different styles of furniture used in historic and contemporary interiors, original drawings, and spectacular pieces, both antique and contemporary.
PUBLISHER: Thames and Hudson
PUBLICATION DATE: November 2009