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Ceramic Furniture Rests

Peter Garland has been collecting ceramic furniture rests for over 40 years and has a collection of more than 200 pieces.
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The recently published 'Ceramic Furniture Rests' is the first book to be written about these decorative and unusual items. It is lavishly illustrated with images of rests in the author's collection and of other rests made available to him by others.

The book details the results of the author's researches carried out over many years. It describes the function of ceramic rests and addresses the question of whether some of them were used as sash window stops rather than furniture rests, as is sometimes suggested.

The book details the places and dates of manufacture of ceramic furniture rests and identifies, or suggests the identities of, the subjects depicted. At the end of the book is an appendix showing images of the author's collection and of other rests provided to him.
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Lion in Pratt colouring Unusual pair of rests Rests depicting Neptune Stoneware spaniel rests Probably Florence Nightingale Lions' face block rests

Some of the ceramic rests included in the book.


Ceramic Furniture Rests
" At last we have what will probably turn out to be the definitive work on this topic as
Peter Garland has recorded his unique collection into a valuable reference source."

– Excerpt from the foreword of the book by John Howard.

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