From primitive pieces to elegant modernity, this is the definitive guide to 3,000 years of furniture design. It is a glorious encyclopedia from expert Judith Miller, a regular guest on the BBC's "Antiques Roadshow", showcasing more than 3,000 years of design. From primitive pieces to elegant modernity, this definitive guide illustrates every style and form. Packed with tips on how to recognise the key elements of each period and featuring lavish, full-colour photographs throughout. With a special foreword by furniture designer and manufacturer David Linley.