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You may be lucky enough to own an antique mahogany highboy, but can you be sure it is 18th-century? How do you know if the handles and feet are original, and there are no replaced parts? Do you know whether it is North American, British or French? How about your favorite chest of drawers? Is it a desirable original 19th-century piece, or a reproduction? Miller's Collecting Furniture: The Facts At Your Fingertips answers all such questions and more. All the major categories of furniture, such as chests, chairs, ...
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These best-selling guides to popular collecting subjects combine historical background with practical advice for the collector by focusing on items that are available and ... affordable. They also look at identifying and dating pieces, assessing condition, and recognizing maker's marks. Each item is given a dollar price range while Fact Boxes highlight key collecting areas. Antique furniture can be surprisingly affordable. In this handbook, BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Christopher Payne explores the main areas of furniture, showing how to recognize quality, periods, and types of wood. All the major forms of furniture -- including tables, seating, mirrors, and screens -- are explored and each item is accompanied by a dollar price range. Lita Solis Cohen is Senior Editor of the Maine Antiques Digest.</div> Read more Show Less

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You may be lucky enough to own an antique mahogany highboy, but can you be sure it is 18th-century? How do you know if the handles and feet are original, and there are no replaced parts? Do you know whether it is North American, British or French? How about your favorite chest of drawers? Is it a desirable original 19th-century piece, or a reproduction? Miller's Collecting Furniture: The Facts At Your Fingertips answers all such questions and more. All the major categories of furniture, such as chests, chairs, tables, dining, writing and bedroom furniture, are included, as well as children's furniture, garden furniture and collectible 20th-century pieces by such makers as Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781857328776
  • Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/16/1996
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.78 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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Christopher Payne
Christopher Payne is a photographer and practicing architect in New York City and the author of New York's Forgotten Substations: The Power Behind the Subway.

Oliver Sacks, a neurologist, is the author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings, Musicophilia, and other books.

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