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Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork

Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork


From Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik 1906

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Article code: 8610

 

Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork From Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik 1906
389 pages
Hard cover
29 x 25 cm
2,689 kg
English

WMF's domination of the export market is illustrated by the fact that they produced a sumptuous catalogue showing over 3,000 domestic pieces with descriptions in the English language. This catalogue was issued in 1906 by the company's English subsidiary from their showroom in Fore Street, London, and, as each illustration was hand-drawn, it must have represented a considerable investment. Original copies are now virtually unobtainable, and the complete catalogue is reprinted here with a detailed historical introduction by Graham Dry, a noted authority on nineteenth and twentieth century decorative arts.

For the collector, this revised edition will provide a fascinating insight into the type and style of domestic metalwork that was available at the height of the Art Nouveau period. With details which include size, finish, and cost, the descriptions will be a major source of information.

* This faithful facsimile of the original 1906 WMF catalogue is now printed in colour for the very first time
* Contains 3,500 Art Nouveau and other decorative objects from a leading European producer
* Provides a fascinating insight into the type and style of domestic metalwork available at the time