Stellenbosch, South Africa: Stellenbosch Museum, 1985. Limited Deluxe Edition. Hardcover. 58/100 signed by Obholzer and Malherbe on title page. Square Quarto (10 3/4"). 418 (1)pp. Original brown leather with gilt-stamped vignette on cover, gilt lettering, ruling and publisher's device on spine; raised bands. Housed in cream textured buckram slipcase. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated half-title. Frontispiece color photograph. Title page with publisher's device.
"The architecture of the early Cape of Good Hope is considered by many art-historians to be the major South African contribution to world culture. However, little has been written about its roots, the extensive decorative built-in woodwork such as doors, screens and cupboards and their metal fittings such as locks, hinges and escutcheons. "The Cape House and its Interior" presents the first comprehensive survey of these important aspects of Africana."
Beautifully illustrated with sixteen hundred b/w reproductions of photographs, eight in color, of architectural drawings and plans, maps, furniture, details of craftsmanship and decorative arts, e.g. furniture, doors, escutcheons, latches, fasteners, hinges. Contains bibliography and index at rear. Slipcase lightly rubbed, else in near fine to fine condition. Very good to fine condition. Item #49793