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Specimens of Ancient Furniture Drawn from Existing authorities

by Henry Shaw
(1836, London, Wm. Pickering, publisher)

Original engravings
over 175 years old


Sheet size: approx. 8 5/8 x 11 inches (some plates foxed, mainly outside of image)

English interest in medieval and Gothic art, architecture and ornamentation in the early nineteenth century owed a large debt to Henry Shaw (1800-1873). Both an architectural artist and an antiquary, Henry Shaw combined his artistic gifts with meticulous and scholarly research which made his publications among the finest of the times. Such great lithographic and engraved works as Illuminated Ornaments (1833), Specimens of Ancient Furniture (1836) and The Art of Illumination (1866) are from his hand. Henry Shaw's important art helped to develop an appreciation and aided in the preservation of many fine ancient buildings.

Looking Glass at the time of Queen Elizabeth
Plate II

Looking Glass
at the time of Queen Elizabeth

$15
(foxed)

French Looking-Glass From Willemin's 'Monumens Franšais inÚdits'
Plate III

French Looking-Glass
From Willemin's 'Monumens Français inédits'

$20
(light foxing)

Silver Furniture
Plate IV

Silver Furniture
at Knole Park, a Seat of the Countess of Plymouth

$20
(light foxing)

Couch from Penshurst Place, Kent
Plate V

Couch from Penshurst Place, Kent
The Seat of Sir Philip Sydney

(foxing)

Ancient Chair
Plate VI

Ancient Chair
In the Vestry Room of York Cathedral
Ancient Chair
In the Possessioin of Edward Rudge Esq.

$15
(foxing)

Thrones of the 15th Century
Plate VII

Thrones of the 15th Century
From a M.S. in the Bib. du Roi, Paris

$20
(light foxing)

Chair from St. Mary's Hall, Coventry
Plate VIII

Chair from St. Mary's Hall, Coventry

$25

Table, Abbot's Chair Glastonbury
Plate IX

Table, From a drawing in M.S. No. 264
In the Bodleian Library, Oxford
The Abbot's Chair, Glastonbury

$20

French Chair, Table with Reading Stand
Plate X

French Chair, of the time of Henry 8th and
Table with Reading Stand, of the 15th Century

$25
(light foxing in margins)

Chair, Of the time of Henry 8th
Plate XI

Chair, Of the time of Henry 8th

$25
(foxing in margins)

Ebony Chair given by Charles II, to Elias Ashmole Esq.
Plate XII

Ebony Chair given by Charles II,
to Elias Ashmole Esq.

$25
(foxing in margins)

Ebony Chair formerly belonging to Horace Walpole
Plate XIII

Ebony Chair formerly belonging to Horace Walpole at Strawberry Hill...

$25

Chair of Raised Velvet
Plate XIV

Chair of Raised Velvet
in the Cartoon Gallery at Knole,
a Seat of the Right Hon. Lord Plymouth

$25
(marginal foxing)

From Cromwell Hall, Finchley
Plate XVIII

From Cromwell Hall, Finchley
One of Cromwell's Palaces, of the time of William 3rd

$25

Table at Leeds Castle, Kent
Plate XX

Table at Leeds Castle, Kent

$15
(marginal foxing)

Table at Longford Castle
Plate XXI

Table at Longford Castle

$20
(light marginal foxing)

Wassail Table and Candelabra
Plate XXII

Wassail Table and Candelabra,
of the time of Charles 2nd

$25

Tables from Hardwicke Hall, Derbyshire
Plate XXIII

Tables from Hardwicke Hall, Derbyshire

$25
(mostly marginal foxing)

Sideboard, In St. Mary's Hall, Coventry
Plate XXIV

Sideboard, In St. Mary's Hall, Coventry

$25
(mostly marginal foxing)

Buffets
Plate XXV

Buffets
From a M.S. at Brussels, Ancienne Bibliotheque des Dux de Bourgogne
From M.S.S. in the Biliotheque du Roi de France

$25
(lightish image transference)

Oak Cabinet
Plate XXVI

Oak Cabinet
in the Possession of T.R. Braddyll Esq.

$25
(marginal foxing)

Sideboard of the time of Queen Elizabeth or James 1st
Plate XXVII

Sideboard
of the time of Queen Elizabeth or James 1st

$25
(mostly light marginal foxing)

Cabinet of the time of Elizabeth or James 1st
Plate XXVIII

Cabinet
of the time of Elizabeth or James 1st

$30

Chest from Clemping Church, Sussex
Plate XXIX

Chest from Clemping Church, Sussex

$25
(a couple of light fox marks in image area)

Chest in Haconby Church, Lincolnshire
Plate XXX

Chest in Haconby Church, Lincolnshire

$25

Chest in Shanklin Church, Isle of Wight
Plate XXXI

Chest in Shanklin Church, Isle of Wight

$25
(a couple of light fox marks mostly in margin)

Chamber Organ Executed at Vienna in 1592
Plate XXXIII

Chamber Organ Executed at Vienna in 1592
by C.H. Hoffheimer

$25
(marginal foxing)

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