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Irish Country Furniture and Furnishings

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Authors: Claudia Kinmonth
Affiliation: Moore Institute National University of Ireland Galway
Publication Year: Hardback November 20th 2020
Pages: 576
Size: 240 x 170mm

A beautiful book. I am sure every one will recognise furniture from their past in this comprehensive book. The photography also is fabulous. 

This major illustrated study investigates farmhouse and cabin furniture from all over the island of Ireland. It discusses the origins and evolution of useful objects, what materials were used and why, and how furniture made for small spaces, often with renewable elements, was innate and expected. Encompassing three centuries, it illuminates a way of life that has almost vanished. It contributes as much to our knowledge of Ireland’s cultural history as to its history of furniture.