Quite a while back I shared a wonderful book called Antiques for the Table by Sheila Chefetz. I purchased that book back in August, 2007. I loved it so much after it arrived, I immediately ordered her follow-up book, the one I’m sharing today.
In the BNOTP Library: Modern Antiques for the Table: A Guide to Tabletop Accessories of 1890-1940
Author: Sheila Chefetz
Hardcover: 240 pages
3 Things I Like About This Book:
- Modern Antiques for the Table is as wonderful as Mrs. Chefetz previous book, Antiques for the Table. I can’t imagine the time and work that went into writing both of these beautiful books. This book features many different types of table settings. I especially loved the outdoor settings.
- This book focuses specifically on the china, glass and silver used for entertaining and dining during the period 1890-1940, covering the design aesthetics of Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, Beaux Arts and Art Deco. Chapters titles are: Art Nouveau; Arts & Crafts; Beaux Arts & Revivalism; Art Deco; Light Fare; The Movable Feast; People, Places & Things; Meet Me at the Bar; Dinner at Eight and Home for the Holidays.
- As expected, there are plenty of beautiful table settings throughout this book and a wealth of information about entertaining during the time period covered within the pages. Because of the period it covers, it’s also a bit of a history book. Photography is warm and cozy.
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