London, George Newnes & New York, F. Greenfield nd (c.1912).
Large folio. (2)+40ff, (32) photogravure plates. Recent cloth. One of 800 numbered copies only. A good, untrimmed copy from the library of Roderick Gradidge.
A handsomely produced volume recording the author’s designs for interior decoration commissions in Britain and America. C.J. Charles (a pseudonym for Charles Duveen, a younger brother of the celebrated picture dealer Lord Duveen) was an interior decorator and antique dealer, who set up his own successful business in New York, fitting out rooms in a Tudor/Jacobean style very popular at the time ; his clients included William Randolph Hearst and John D. Rockefeller. This volume, published in a limited edition, also provides an overview of the development of British furniture and interior decoration up to the nineteenth century.