File Size: 13545 KB
Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Krause Publications; 3 edition (May 22, 2008)
Publication Date: May 22, 2008
Sold by: Digital Services LLC
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hello, this review is for the 2nd edition, which i'm sure is similar. great format, which touches on just enough of each furniture style, with clear reference to which era/style the furniture is indicative, with a brief detailed paragraph as well. nice and brief intro about historical periods and terms (examples of pediments, feet, etc.). nice color photos, very concise, i'm not sure about the accuracy of prices, but very good as an intro to the antique furniture medium.
My eyes and heart are usually what draw me to a piece of furniture. I love antique fairs, estate sales, auctions and garage sales and I am always looking for special pieces to bring character and charm to the nest. I bought this book to help educate my eyes and heart and identify what they have fallen in love with. This book is full of information useful to that purpose - everything from identifying periods and styles to learning how to describe the different elements of a piece of furniture. The pricing part of the guide is interesting study. In my case my pocketbook sets price. I have already been able to put some of the information I found in the book to good use so I am happy to have this guide on my shelves.
This is a great book to have on hand. You can't really borrow it, but borrowing it at least let's you see the level of detail complete with photos to help you make a ballpark price that a piece of furniture is worth. 5 stars.
I did not personally review this book but my future son-in-law requested it for Christmas and he has a side business in antique/refinished furniture. I think he will use it a lot. He is also starting a recycled wedding "things" store.
Consider this book when comparing antique furniture. Its a sure plus to an antique furniture book collection library. Highly recommend.
I feel this book has best information on history of antique furniture available at this time. For developing knowledge on the subject.
Prices on quality antique furniture change very rapidly but a very good beginners Bible. Tells you what to look for. Worth the money
Very thorough, covers and gives examples of all types of furniture and styles and periods. filled with pictures and descriptions.
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