Furniture, a concise history by Edward Lucie-Smith

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StatementEdward Lucie-Smith.
SeriesWorld of art library
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LC ClassificationsNK2270 .L84, NK2270 L84
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Pagination216 p. :
Number of Pages216
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Open LibraryOL19156408M

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