I’ve said a number of times how much I love the randomness of the Book Thing, the free bookstore in Baltimore. You could go in there anytime and find a book that you’d never find anywhere else. And the stock literally changes from hour to hour. It’s truly serendipity.
So during my last foray over to Book Thing, I stumbled across a book called French Eighteenth Century Furniture: Pleasures and Treasures. It’s a translation from the original French, but there’s no copyright information or date.
I have been reading through this book a little as I have one eye on the Olympics, but I can see that it’s a book that I am going to have to study more closely. Perhaps whilst lounging on this two piece chaise longue briseé. Or on this amazing turquioses sofa that looks to be the perfect length for an afternoon snooze, or a kip as my UK friends call it.The book looks to be an educational history of 18th century French furniture, and if the illustrations and images are this wonderful, I am sure I will learn a lot from the book.