Author:Charles Tracy


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Continental Church Furniture in England: A Traffic in Piety

By: Charles Tracy

Price: $68.00

Publisher: Suffolk, UK, Antique Collectors Club:

Seller ID: 017874

ISBN: 185149376X

Condition: New

This is the first book on the history of the virtually unknown phenomenon of the importation of Continental church furniture into England since the early 19th century. Lavishly illustrated, well over one hundred pieces, from pulpits to choir stalls, are discussed in detail. The taste for this furniture was fuelled by the Romantic medievalising enthusiasm of Augustus Welby Pugin and the Catholic Revival, as well as the eccentric whims of the Anglican Squiresons. It was clandestinely acquired mainly from France and the Low Countries by English antique dealers and other enterprising agents, inclu... View more info