Caned Furniture Case Study: Design Encounters

Caned Furniture Case Study: Design Encounters

Design Encounters The traditional technique for weaving a caned panel requires a series of holes around the perimeter of the panel.  This concept was used…

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Caned Furniture Case Study: Material Exchange

Caned Furniture Case Study: Material Exchange

Material Exchange The material used to weave caned panels in furniture is commonly known as ‘cane’ and is from the Rattan Palm Tree which grows…

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‘Chinese’ Staircases Case Study: Bibliography

‘Chinese’ Staircases Case Study: Bibliography

Bibliography Ayres, J. Domestic Interiors: The British Tradition 1500 – 1850 (New Haven, Connecticut; London: Yale University Press, 2003) Barnwell, R. and Suggett, R. Y…

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‘Chinese’ Staircase Case Study: Conclusion

‘Chinese’ Staircase Case Study: Conclusion

Conclusion: The East India Company and ‘Chinese’ Staircases Each of the unique staircases examined in this case study appears in a wealthy household in north-west…

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‘Chinese’ Staircase Case Study: The ‘China Craze’

‘Chinese’ Staircase Case Study: The ‘China Craze’

The ‘China Craze’ From the start of this case study the staircases under consideration have been identified as having a ‘Chinese’ or ‘Chinese Chippendale’ design….

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‘Chinese’ Staircases Case Study: A Local Style

‘Chinese’ Staircases Case Study: A Local Style

A Local Style If we accept the observations and conclusions of the Royal Commission’s field investigators then all three of these staircases were installed in…

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‘Chinese’ Staircases Case Study: Three Examples

‘Chinese’ Staircases Case Study: Three Examples

Three Examples This section of the case study focuses on three ‘Chinese’ staircases in north-west Wales: Tan-yr-Allt in Bangor, Caernarvonshire; Bishopsgate House in Beaumaris, Anglesey;…

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‘Chinese’ Staircases in North-West Wales Case Study

‘Chinese’ Staircases in North-West Wales Case Study

  Partly After the Chinese Manner: ‘Chinese’ Staircases in North-West Wales By Rachael Barnwell  This case study begins with an unexpected discovery. In 2011, I…

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Osterley Case Study: Material Goods – Lacquer

Osterley Case Study: Material Goods – Lacquer

A decorative art in Japan, Korea and China, lacquerware held a particular exotic appeal for its European collectors as a luxury craft especially popular for…

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