10 vol collection of tapestry and textile identification c1930 all compiled by hand during the late 1920's. This represents an extraordinary amount of work and fantastic reference material.
The Edward T. Chow Collection, complete in 3 hardcover volumes with original dust jackets and estimates. This celebrated collection was auctioned by Sotheby Parke Bernet in 3 parts: Part 1 (Ming and Qing Porcelain, 157 pages) was sold in Hong Kong on 11/25/80; Part 2 (Early Ceramics and Ancient Bronzes, 144 pages) was sold in London on 12/16/80; and Part 3 (Ming and Qing Porcelain, 184 pages) was sold in Hong Kong on 5/19/81. Very good condition: miniscule wear to the jackets, tight bindings, nearly untouched pages. This is a very rare, must have set for any serious collector of Chinese Works of Art. It is the good, better, best of all known collections. Many marks are clearly shown with wonderful descriptions. Edward ("Eddie" T. Chow Art Dealer and Collector 1910-1980. Eddie Chow is remembered as a significant collector-dealer in Chinese art during the postwar years. Born in Yangzhou, he was sent to Shanghai at the age of thirteen to study Chinese art with the dealer Zhu Heting. Chow was also mentored by Jacob Melchior, a Danish collector who worked for the International Maritime Customs Service. He soon developed a network that included some of the major collectors of the first half of the twentieth century, including Sir Percival David and George Eumorfopoulos. Chow first met Eumorfopoulos in the 1930s when the International Exhibition of Chinese Art at the Royal Academy in London was being organized. After he moved to Hong Kong in 1947, Chow built both his reputation as a dealer and his own significant collection of Chinese works of art. Twenty years later, in 1967, Chow moved to Geneva, Switzerland. Following his death in 1980, Chow’s collection was auctioned by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong and London. Bio obtained from www.asia.si.edu Freer/ Sackler Smithsonian
"Garden Furniture and Ornament," published in 1987 by Apollo, Poughkeepsie, NY. Gold-stamped green linen hard cover book with original dust jacket in fine condition. Expanded edition of the circa 1910 publication of the collections of J. P. White's Pyghtle Works of Bedford, England. Pyghtle Works was the world's foremost purveyor of garden furnighings to homeowners, institutions, and landscape architects, including Gertrude Jekyll, Edward Luytens, and Vita Sackville-West. This edition includes catalogues that were not part of the 1910 edition.
Indian Embroideries by John Irwin and Margaret Hall. First edition published in 1973 by S. R. Bastikar for the Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad, India. This is the 2nd in a series of 3 volumes published of the entire collections of the Calico Museum. Mr. Irwin was the Keeper of the Oriental Dept., Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Beautiful plates. Good condition, with original dust cover. Measures 9 x 11.5 inches.
Hispanic Furniture from the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century by Grace Hardendorff Burr. Revised and enlarged 2nd edition published by the Archive Press in 1964. The 1st edition came out in 1941. The book pages and binding are in very good condition, the white linen cover is soiled, the edges are good, and the original dust cover has some tears beneath the clear Brodart cover. Measures 12 x 9.5 inches.