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Description - Egyptian Woodworking and Furniture by Geoffrey Killen

This book gives a comprehensive description of Egyptian woodworking from the earliest times to the Late Period. It examines the sources of wood and other materials used by Egyptian carpenters. The techniques used to embellish timber and the complex joints employed in carcase construction are also explained and woodworking tools and processes throughout the Dynastic period are described. Some of the important sources which illustrate the development of furniture styles and the use of tools come from wall paintings and relief in tombs. The story of furniture is traced through an examination of surviving pieces that are now preserved in museums, including First Dynasty bedframes from Tarkhan and the furniture of the Fourth Dynasty queen Hetepheres, as well as the highly developed cabinet making and turned stool legs of the Late and Graeco-Roman periods.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747802396
ISBN-10: 0747802394
Format: Paperback
(210mm x mm x mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Shire Publications
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Geoffrey Killen

Geoffrey Killen studied Design and Technology at Shoreditch College, University of London, where he specialised in researching ancient woodworking techniques and furniture. He has established a position as a leading furniture historian, the results of his research having been widely published.