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Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Decorative Arts
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Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Decorative Arts

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J. Paul Getty Museum
128 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
121 color illustrations
ISBN 978-0-89236-454-1
hardcover, Out of Print  ISBN 978-0-89236-455-8
paper, Out of Print  1997

"Reveals the splendor and fine crafting of both functional and decorative items."
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This beautifully illustrated work brings together more than one hundred objects from the J. Paul Getty Museum's collection of European decorative arts. Included here is a generous selection of French and Italian furniture from the mid-sixteenth to the early nineteenth century. Masterpieces by André-Charles Boulle, Bernard (II) van Risenburgh, and others reveal the virtuoso craftmanship that makes these objects such compelling examples of the furniture maker's art.

Many of the Museum's finest pieces of porcelain, glass, and tin-glazed earthenware are also represented. Tapestries from Gobelins and Beauvais, bronze firedogs from Fontainebleau, and a lathe-turned ivory goblet of astonishing complexity from Saxony are among the other highlights of this handsome volume.

This title is out of print. Please look for it at your local libraries and/or used bookstores.

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