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Handsome full-color photos, informatively labeled line drawings, and an enlightening text show readers how to identify antique chairs, tables, bureaus, case furniture, coffee pots, teapots, silverware, candlesticks, glassware, and porcelain pieces according to the historical period of their origin. The key to identification lies in recognizing an era's representative shape ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Barron's Educational Series
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This book looks pretty good at a quick glance. It's broken up into logical sections from Baroque to Rococo, Neoclassical, The Mid-1800s, & the Design Age with a few subsections in each. Each subsection has a page or so of description & then several pages of a collector's gallery featuring similar furniture, glassware, & other items to compare. The pictures are often marked up with numbers & a paragraph explaining different points. I pretty much stuck to reading about the furnitur ...more
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