London. V&A Publications. 2001. First edition. UK edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 416 pages. Approx. 350 illustrations in colour and b&w. 285 x 250mm (11¼ x 9¾"). 2.45kg. 1851773185. English. Very good in very good jacket; light shelf wear to jacket, a couple of small nicks to top edge, 2cm tear to centre of front jacket, spine faded; no inscriptions.
A scarce reference book examining the inter-play between Western styles and Indian craft skills on furniture from British India and Ceylon. The book features an extensive catalogue of two hundred pieces from the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum, with numerous photographs. The texts discuss the history, trade, culture and style of the furniture and the environment in which it was produced.
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