Antiques

Antiques from the Garden

By Alistair Morris

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A perfect book for those who enjoy old and eclectic gardens. The Antique Collectors' Club details the large garden pieces, such as fountains and gazebos, as well as fascinating, old-fashioned gardening implements.

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Southern Furniture, 1680-1830: The Colonial Williamsburg Collection

By Ronald L. Hurst and Jonathan Prown

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"...examines objects that were once found in homes from Maryland to the Carolina Low Country. No other book contains so much fine and diverse furniture, such rich documentation, and such a coherent overview of the regional styles of the Old South.Incorporating both urban and rural, high-style and plain pieces, Southern Furniture 1680-1830 explores the economic and cultural diversity of the region, and provides the most recent information about the South's little-known but extensive furniture-making traditions." (Catalog summary)

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Sotheby's Concise Encyclopedia of Porcelain

By David Battie

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A history of porcelain manufacture and use, from Asia to Europe and America. Has a chapter on fakes and forgeries as well as a glossary of terms and list of key factories.

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Emyl Jenkins' Appraisal Book: Identifying, Understanding, and Valuing Your Treasures

By Emyl Jenkins

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Has a guide to making personal inventories and appraisals, as well as stating where to find additional information on appraising.

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A Dictionary of Marks: Metalwork, Furniture, Ceramics; the Identification Handbook for Antique Collectors

By Margaret Macdonald-Taylor

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"Including the marks of American and British metalwork, this book also includes coverage of ceramics and furniture. The ceramics include English and European marks, as well as Japanese date marks and Chinese reign marks. English, French and European furniture and tapestry marks are also included." (Pickabook Books)

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The Bulfinch Anatomy of Antique China & Silver: An Illustrated Guide to Tableware, Identifying Period, Detail, and Design

By Tim Forrest

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Includes a picture timeline of the evolution of tableware and eating customs from the 16th century to the Retro period. Articles focus on the changes in customs over time.

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The Book of Old Silver: English, American, Foreign

By Seymour B. Wyler

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"Here is the fascinating story of the great silversmiths and their art. All the factors of interest to the amateur, collector or connoisseur of Old Silver and Old Sheffield Plate are authoritatively covered:The development of design in tea services, flatware, candlesticks, trays, cups. Values and scarcity. Where to buy. How to collect. How to detect frauds. Reproductions. And most important, this book permits the exact and indisputable identification of Old Silver by means of the Hallmark tables. These are conveniently and simply arranged so that anyone may trace in a few moments any hallmarked piece of silver of American, English, Sheffield, French, German or other European origin.The splendid pictures are from photographs of authentic pieces from the foremost dealers in Antique Silver." (Inside flap)

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Building Early American Furniture

By Joseph W. Daniele

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From the Early American Society series.  Another volume owed by the CRRL is Building Colonial Furnishings, Miniatures, and Folk Art.

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The Antiques Book: Outstanding, Authoritative Articles on Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Silver, Pewter, Architecture, Prints and Other Collecting Interests

By Alice Winchester and the staff of the magazine Antiques

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Includes illustrations of over 200 items. Each chapter originally appeared as an article in Antiques magazine.

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