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Specimens of ancient furniture drawn from existing authorities by Henry Shaw F.S.A. with descriptions by Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick K.H. LL.D. and F.S.A.

Henry Shaw

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: William Pickering, 1836

Physical Description

57 p., 74 leaves of plates: illus.; 285 mm.

General Note

Added title-plate with vignette, etched and engraved, included in number of plates [plate I]. Originally published in parts between Apr. 1832 and Dec. 1836. Plates II-LXXIV are engravings, except plate LXX, which is a lithograph. Printer statement on verso of title-page and foot of p. 57, 'C. Whittingham, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane.'


Furniture England History
Furniture ; Pictorial works 19th century
Art Furnishings ; Pictorial works 19th century


Henry Shaw, source artist
Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick, author
Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick, source artist
W. S. Wilkinson, source artist
W. S. Wilkinson, engraver
Henry Shaw, engraver
Thomas Willement Junior, source artist
William Twopeny, source artist
Thomas Gwennap, source artist
John Chessell Buckler, source artist
George Cattermole, source artist
Thomas Lister Parker, dedicatee
William Pickering, publisher/bookseller
Charles Whittingham, printer