New York: Random House, (1970). First Edition. Hardcover with Slipcase. Large 4to. Pp. 303. Illustrated with many color plates, b/w illustrations, plus and illustrated catalog of 155 pieces. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. Green cloth binding with stamped gilt design on front cover; gilt lettering on spine. Unobtrusive former owner blindstamp of Albert Ravenholt on the title page. In the printed decorative slipcase. Near Fine / Fine. Item #6122
Provides historical background and gives detailed review of joinery, metal hardware, changes in seating surfaces, etc With useful info on the dating of Chinese furniture Ellsworth remains an authority on the subject; he's also known as the author of a three-volume study of 19th and 20th C. Chinese paintings, at that time the publisher's most expensive trade publication (Random House, 1987).