American Antique Furniture: A Book for Amateurs, Vol. 1

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Dover Pubns #ad - Most of the nearly 2000 articles of furniture illustrated belong in the houses- then and now- of the well-to-do. Information on fakes- reproductions- restorations, hinges, and the chapter on details knobs, and a wide miscellany I found particularly valuable. The material is broken down into pieces chairs, desks, bureaus, beds, etc.

And within those classifications, into periods and types, sources and makers. Footnotes make interesting- if not always relevant- reading. Editorial review - kirkus reviews a reissue of a book that took an established place on original publication and that will be welcomed by public libraries and shops dealing in antiques- as well as for private libraries of ""amateurs"" -- on a fairly carriage trade scale.

American Antique Furniture: A Book for Amateurs, Vol. 1 #ad - For these are not ""folk pieces""- there's very little of the cruder type of early American. There is valuable information here for any collector, fundamental knowledge for correct analysis of American furniture, particularly England, derived sometimes brought from Europe, and developed in the hands of American designers.

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American Antique Furniture: A Book For Amateurs, Vol. 2

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Dover Pubns #ad - Editorial review - kirkus reviews a reissue of a book that took an established place on original publication and that will be welcomed by public libraries and shops dealing in antiques- as well as for private libraries of ""amateurs"" -- on a fairly carriage trade scale. Most of the nearly 2000 articles of furniture illustrated belong in the houses- then and now- of the well-to-do.

American Antique Furniture: A Book For Amateurs, Vol. 2 #ad - For these are not ""folk pieces""- there's very little of the cruder type of early American. The material is broken down into pieces chairs, desks, beds, bureaus, etc. And within those classifications, into periods and types, sources and makers. Information on fakes- reproductions- restorations, hinges, and the chapter on details knobs, and a wide miscellany I found particularly valuable.

There is valuable information here for any collector, derived sometimes brought from Europe, fundamental knowledge for correct analysis of American furniture, particularly England, and developed in the hands of American designers. Footnotes make interesting- if not always relevant- reading.

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Field Guide to American Antique Furniture: A Unique Visual System for Identifying the Style of Virtually Any Piece of American Antique Furniture

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - With more than seventeen hundred superb drawings, this authoritative book offers a unique visual system for identifying the style of virtually any piece of American antique furniture. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture

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Artisan #ad - Artisan. Used book in Good Condition. In this, his first book, he teaches readers everything they need to know about the provenance and history of furniture, as well as how to restore, update, and care for their furniture―from antiques to midcentury pieces, family heirlooms or funky flea-market finds. Christophe pourny learned the art of furniture restoration in his father’s atelier in the South of France.

The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture #ad - Rounding out this comprehensive guide is care and maintenance information, including how to properly clean leather, shellac, as well as recipes to make your own wax, varnish, fix a broken leg, and replace felt pads, stain, polish hardware, and more. Pourny brings these techniques to life with a chapter devoted to real-world refinishing projects, from a veneered table to an ebonized desk, a gilt frame to a painted northern European hutch.

The heart of the book is an overview of pourny’s favorite techniques―ceruse, and water gilding, vernis anglais, among many others―with full-color step-by-step photographs to ensure that readers can easily replicate each refinishing technique at home.

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A Masterclass in Antique Furniture: How to find and identify American, English, Dutch and French antique furniture, clocks and musical instruments

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Artisan. Their increasing sophistication, embodied in the intricacy of their appearance and design, is also well reflected in the text. The author aims to arouse interest and natural passion by including anecdotes of the time, having researched and sourced poignant quotes and vignettes from the times in which these pieces emerged freshly worked from quality wood.

Together with informing the reader about the pieces themselves, most of the items described are accompanied by detailed illustrations. This text comprehensively covers a period spanning the 17th through 19th centuries - the era in which furniture making ascended to a quality which is in many respects unequalled to this day.

A Masterclass in Antique Furniture: How to find and identify American, English, Dutch and French antique furniture, clocks and musical instruments #ad - This superb guide informs the reader on how to identify and discover the most gorgeous furniture ever to grace Europe and North America. A keen collector and seller of antique furnishings must develop an obsessive scrutiny of these: they represent the portions most vulnerable to damage, to overzealous polishing, or forgery by the unscrupulous.

With intense descriptions steeped in history and experience, this book brings the time tested expertise of its author - New England based antique dealer and specialist Thomas M. The latter portion of the text acknowledges the steady advancement and elaboration of musical instruments and clocks, which were from the 17th century onward ever commoner sights in the homes of the affluent and wealthy.

. Where the usa is concerned, the Colonial styles emerging during the expansion of the colonies prior to the Declaration of Independence receive examination. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Bulfinch Anatomy of Antique Furniture: An Illustrated Guide to Identifying Period, Detail, and Design

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Bulfinch #ad - Artisan. Publisher: bulfinch October 1, 1996. More than 200 pieces are reproduced in lavish photographs with copious annotation and a wealth of illustrative detail, covering all categories of furniture in every manifestation. Eight chapters look at a full spectrum of pieces, tables, mirrors, from chairs, and beds to painted furniture, and kitchen collectibles.

What is a splat? a stretcher? how can you distinguish solid walnut from good veneer? And how easy is it to date pieces accurately? The Bulfinch Anatomy of Antique Furniture is the ultimate guide, acting as a comprehensive visual glossary for the reader. Special pages in each chapter offer dozens of variations on particular features - feet, chair backs, castors, finishes, and much more - while others concentrate on a specific piece, highlighting the crucial points to look for.

The Bulfinch Anatomy of Antique Furniture: An Illustrated Guide to Identifying Period, Detail, and Design #ad - Side panels illustrate notable variations, which may differ according to country and local materials available at the time. Product dimensions: 11. 7 x 9. 4 x 08 inches, Shipping Weight: 2. 2 pounds. Whether you are a seasoned antique hunter or a novice, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the terminology of the salesroom or the dealer when considering a purchase or assessing a piece you already own.

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The Antique Hunter's Guide to American Furniture: Tables, Chairs, Sofas, and Beds

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Black Dog & Leventhal #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Price listings and tips help both casual and serious collectors find great buys and identify valuable pieces. Expertly researched, each of the 334 representative examples of chests, cupboards, origin, materials, stands and other pieces-from Federal to Colonial Revival to Mission to modern-are photographed in full color and accompanied by an authoritative description of the variations, racks, desks, and if known maker.

Language: english, isbn-10: 0821223259, isbn-13: 978-0821223253. Product details:Hardcover: 160 pages. Product dimensions: 11. 7 x 9. 4 x 08 inches, Shipping Weight: 2. 2 pounds. Artisan. Publisher: bulfinch October 1, 1996. The antique hunter's guide to American Furniture is an indispensable reference and collecting tool for novice and experienced collectors alike.

The Antique Hunter's Guide to American Furniture: Tables, Chairs, Sofas, and Beds #ad - An extensive reference section includes a checklist for identifying styles, tips for buying at auction and much, a list of public collections, an illustrated glossary, a discussion on construction and types of woods, much more. Average customer review: 3. 7 out of 5 stars see all reviews 6 customer reviews, Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #720, 691 in Books See Top 100 in Books.

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The Encyclopedia of Furniture: Third Edition - Completely Revised

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Potter Style #ad - 2, 000 photographs. Glossary. A completely revised edition, the designers and makers, covering every period and development to the present, the woods and other materials, the architecture and decoration. Book. Used book in Good Condition. Bibliography. Artisan. Index. Product details:Hardcover: 160 pages. Used book in Good Condition.

The Encyclopedia of Furniture: Third Edition - Completely Revised #ad - Product dimensions: 11. 7 x 9. 4 x 08 inches, Shipping Weight: 2. 2 pounds. Average customer review: 3. 7 out of 5 stars see all reviews 6 customer reviews, Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #720, 691 in Books See Top 100 in Books. Language: english, isbn-10: 0821223259, isbn-13: 978-0821223253. Publisher: bulfinch October 1, 1996.

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A Field Guide to Identifying Woods in American Antiques & Collectibles

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Taunton Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Beginning with general information about the featured woods, the book then delves into hundreds of detailed photographs, even at a macroscopic level, depicting the critical characteristics used in identification. Product details:Hardcover: 160 pages. Taunton Press. Ultimately, each wood is presented in two or more antique or collectible objects to illustrate the traits that confirm the wood's identification.

. A field guide to identifying Woods in American Antiques & Collectibles is the authority on wood identification. Average customer review: 3. 7 out of 5 stars see all reviews 6 customer reviews, Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #720, 691 in Books See Top 100 in Books. Publisher: bulfinch October 1, 1996. Artisan. Used book in Good Condition.

A Field Guide to Identifying Woods in American Antiques & Collectibles #ad - Product dimensions: 11. 7 x 9. 4 x 08 inches, Shipping Weight: 2. 2 pounds.

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American Furniture: 1620 To the Present

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Richard Marek Publishers #ad - Product details:Hardcover: 160 pages. Average customer review: 3. 7 out of 5 stars see all reviews 6 customer reviews, Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #720, 691 in Books See Top 100 in Books. Language: english, isbn-10: 0821223259, isbn-13: 978-0821223253. Taunton Press. Book. Used book in Good Condition. Artisan. Product dimensions: 11.

American Furniture: 1620 To the Present #ad - 7 x 9. 4 x 08 inches, Shipping Weight: 2. 2 pounds. Blends social, historical, and artistic perspectives to examine the stylistic development of American furniture through distinct periods from the colonial era to 1980 Used book in Good Condition. Publisher: bulfinch October 1, 1996.

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