This book details the history of English furniture from the reign of William and Mary (starting in 1689) to the early years of the nineteenth century. The illustrations present choice examples of the Queen Anne School, the brothers Adam, the Chippendales, Sheraton, Shearer, and Hepplewhite. A veritable must-have book for those keen on the history of English furniture, this text is not to be missed and constitutes a great addition to collections of antiquarian furniture literature. The chapters comprised in this book are: 'The Queen Anne School', 'The Chippendales', 'Matthias Darly', 'The Chippendale School', 'The Brothers Adam', 'The Adam School', 'The Hepplewhite School', 'Thomas Sheraton', 'The Sheraton School', 'Lacquer-ware', 'Old English Looking-Glasses', and 'Hints to Collectors and Opinions of an Expert'. We are proud to republish this antique book now complete with a new introduction on the history of furniture.