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Harris, John Moving Rooms - The Trade in Archtectural Salvages
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Harris, John

Moving Rooms

The Trade in Architectural Salvages

illustrated ed

€ 44.95

Since at least Tudor times there have been architectural salvages: panelling, chimney pieces, doorways, or any fixtures and fittings might be removed from an old interior to be replaced by more fashionable ones. Not surprisingly a trade developed and architects, builders, masons and sculptors sought out these salvages. By 1820, there was a growing profession of brokers and dealers in London and a century later antique shops were commonplace throughout England. This fascinating book documents the break-up, sale and re-use of salvages in Britain and America, where the fashion for so-called 'Period Rooms' became a mainstay of the transatlantic trade. Much appreciated by museum visitors, period rooms have become something of a scholarly embarrassment, as research reveals that many were assembled from a variety of sources. One American embraced the trade as no other - the larger-than-life William Randolph Hearst. Between 1900 and 1935, he purchased tens of thousands of architectural salvages; many of these were incorporated into his houses and castles in New York, California, Long Island, and St Donat's Castle in Wales, but they were a small percentage of the total.


Taal / Language : English

Extra informatie: 
Hardback
240 pagina's
Januari 2007
1335 gram
266 x 201 x 30 mm
Yale University Press us

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