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American Furniture: Tables, Chairs, Sofas & Beds
     

American Furniture: Tables, Chairs, Sofas & Beds

by Marvin D. Schwartz, William C. Ketchum (Consultant), Robert Bishop (Consultant), Elizabeth Von Habsburg, Chun Y. Lai (Photographer)
 

The Antique Hunter's Guide to American Furniture is an indispensable reference and collecting tool for novice and experienced collectors alike. Expertly researched, each of the 334 representative examples of chests, cupboards, desks, racks, stands and other pieces-from Federal to Colonial Revival to Mission to modern-are photographed in full color and accompanied

Overview

The Antique Hunter's Guide to American Furniture is an indispensable reference and collecting tool for novice and experienced collectors alike. Expertly researched, each of the 334 representative examples of chests, cupboards, desks, racks, 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, materials, origin, and (if known) maker. Price listings and tips help both casual and serious collectors find great buys and identify valuable pieces. An extensive reference section includes a checklist for identifying styles, a discussion on construction and types of woods, an illustrated glossary, a list of public collections, tips for buying at auction and much, much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579121082
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Series:
The Knopf Collectors' Guides to American Antiques Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
4.48(w) x 8.62(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

William C. Ketchum, Jr. has worked as a guest curator at the Museum of American Folk Art and a consultant to major auction houses. He is the author of more than a dozen books on American antiques, including The Antique Hunter's Guide to American Pottery & Porcelain.

Elizabeth von Habsburg is the president of Masterson-Gurr-Johns, Inc., an appraisal and fine arts consulting firm with offices in New York and London.

Marvin D. Schwartz is an expert in decorative arts and has worked with museums around the country, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is the author of many articles and books, including American Furniture of the Colonial Period.

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