Antique American Frames: Identification and Price Guide

Antique American Frames: Identification and Price Guide

by Eli Wilner, Mervyn Kaufman
     
 

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As recently as the 1980s, frames from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were routinely thrown away, even by experienced gallery owners. The value of these antique frames is now widely recognized, and some frames command prices of $30,000 and higher--often more than the artwork they hold. Whether you've already discovered the beauty and value of old frames,

Overview

As recently as the 1980s, frames from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were routinely thrown away, even by experienced gallery owners. The value of these antique frames is now widely recognized, and some frames command prices of $30,000 and higher--often more than the artwork they hold. Whether you've already discovered the beauty and value of old frames, or have yet to find the hidden treasure in your own attic, the second edition of Antique American Frames will bring you a wealth of up-to-the-minute information, including:

  • The latest prices

  • Tips for spotting a valuable frame

  • Detailed descriptions of frames with identifying photos

  • Historic information on period frames

  • Trade secrets on cleaning and retoration

  • A new chapter on collectors and collections

  • More than 100 photographs, including an eight-page full color insert

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380770113
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/1995
Series:
The Confident Collector Ser.
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.21(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.78(d)

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