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Chairs

A History

by Florence De Dampierre

Hardcover, 430 pages, Harry N Abrams Inc, List Price: $65 |

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More than five hundred photographs, most in glorious color, highlight a fascinating look at the history of the chair, from its first appearance in early Egypt, through the various forms of seating used in cultures around the world in different eras, to the classic designs of the present day.

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