Collecting small antiques can be of absorbing interest, partly because the items are easy to display and partly because they can be found in a great variety of places, including antique shops, public auctions, bric-a-brac stalls, garage sales and flea markets. Each title in this series is written by an expert in his or her chosen subject...with a wealth of practical advice to help the novice over any initial hurdles, guidance on prices and over 100 illustrations to help with identification.
About the Author
Noel Riley, the general editor of "The Elements of Design", is a specialist writer and lecturer on the decorative arts. A part-time tutor at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, and a lecturer for the Worker's Educational Association, she contributes a regular column to "Historic House", the journal of the Historic Houses Association. Her books include "Tile Art, The Victorian Design Source Book, Gifts for Good Children: The History of Children's China 1790-1890, " and "Stones' Pocket Guide to Tea Caddies". She was a contributor to "Sotheby's Concise Encyclopedia of Furniture" and "Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia."