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American Furniture: Understanding Styles, Construction, And Quality

This book trains the reader to discern when, where, how, and even why an object was made. The inclusion of silver and paintings sets the furniture in context and the juxtaposition of genuine works and fakes enables the reader to judge quality and authenticity.

Hardcover: 236 pages

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 1st edition (October 1, 2000)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0810942208

ISBN-13: 978-0810942202

Product Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 12 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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I do not have the knowledge of 17th/18th century museum quality furniture to properly rate this book. I just want to comment on the very misleading assurtion that this book covers furniture styles up to the present - unless you consider one 1961 furniture company ad and a photo of a Stickley bookcase as proper coverage of 20th century american furniture.

Interesting read.

Go figure. Furniture history buff. Wife calls it wood porn.

very great and fast shipping A++++ Thank you so much!!

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