Okay, on to the books, one of my favorite authors is Lester Margon, he traveled a lot in the first half of the 20th century visiting many museums, private collections, etc, took lots of black and white photos and made many measured drawings of magnificent antique furniture.
The first book, all of these books have black and white photos, there are lots of measured drawings but not of every piece of furniture in the book
Two of the pages out of this book.
The second book.
And two of the pages out of this book.
The third book.
And two pages out of this book, these 3 are quite rare and often go for very high prices on Amazon, I simply kept on checking until I found affordable copies, many sellers also don't want to ship out of the USA, but in the end I managed to get them all at reasonable prices and they are worth every cent I paid. A word of warning though, only experienced wood workers will be able to use the drawings for making furniture, only the basic measurements are given, no details of construction, etc.
The fourth book however does give descriptions on how to make the furniture, but once again I think only if you are experienced in making furniture. Some of the furniture in this book are also featured in the other 3 books.
One the patterns out of this book that I actually made two years ago.
My 1:12th scale version that I made in 2011 and donated to IGMA's Guild School auction, I still want to make one for myself some time.
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Have a great week everyone