Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide: Identifying Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Lighting

Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide: Identifying Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Lighting

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by Nadja Maril
     
 

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Do you own an old lamp? Are you wondering what it is, how it was originally used, how you can make it better, or how much it is worth? If so, this book is written for you! Easy to read and complete with a newly revised price guide, this book answers many of the basic questions confronting lamp collectors, from "Where do I look for a manufacturer's signature?" to "How

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Do you own an old lamp? Are you wondering what it is, how it was originally used, how you can make it better, or how much it is worth? If so, this book is written for you! Easy to read and complete with a newly revised price guide, this book answers many of the basic questions confronting lamp collectors, from "Where do I look for a manufacturer's signature?" to "How do I distinguish reproductions from originals?" Using a combination of color photographs and catalog illustrations, here is a wealth of information for anyone interested in buying or selling old lighting. Included also is a discussion of restoration issues like rewiring, practical uses for fixtures originally made for gas or oil, and restoring and protecting metal finishes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764304279
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Series:
A Schiffer Book for Collectors Ser.
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.51(w) x 11.05(h) x 0.51(d)

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Meet the Author

The foremost authority on antique and collectible American lighting, Nadja Maril spent over 20 years buying, restoring, selling, and appraising old lamps before turning her focus towards writing and editing. She is the author of American Lighting 1840-1940.

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Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide: Identifying Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Lighting 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a regular reader of Ms. Maril's lighting column in Victorian Homes Magazine, I have found this book invaluable. She offers practical advice, which is easy to understand and provides plenty of insight on how to buy, restore and take care of your old lamps. The photography is beautiful.
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MILLOO More than 1 year ago
TO THIS DAY I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY BOOK. I GAVE UP ITS NOT EASY TO CONTACT AND COMPLAIN. IT NEVER came TO MY HOME!!!!! NOW MAYBE YOU CAN SEE THAT I GET IT. NO I'M NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT BUT GAVE UP WAITING.
tpb100 More than 1 year ago
Book is not out until April, can review it after that time