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Artistic Leather of the Arts and Crafts Era

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Artistic Leather of the Arts and Crafts Era

Daniel Lees

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The rich beauty and craftsmanship of leather objects dating from 1900-1929 is captured here in 540 beautiful color photos. These items include fine leather accessories, such as billfolds, blotters, bookends boxes, cigar cases, document cases, glove cases, mats napkin rings, paperweights, purses, and wastebaskets. They were made to enhance American interiors with Stickley furniture, Van Erp lamps, and Roycroft hammered copper vessels. Historical information features individual artists and commercial firms includes Roycroft, Newcomb College, and Elizabeth Eaton Burton. German design influence that became known as “Buffalo Nouveau” is included. This is an essential guide to the hand-tooled craftsmanship of this bygone era.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 540 color photos | 272 pp
ISBN13: 9780764333712 | Binding: hard cover


Daniel Lees is a professional writer and long time collector of Arts & Crafts era antiques who resides in Kirkland, Washington.