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Illustrated History of Antiques: The Essential Reference for All Antique Lovers & Collectors
Illustrated History of Antiques: The Essential Reference for All Antique Lovers & Collectors
 
Our Price: $45.00
Year: 2002
Pages: 640
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 785815597

Product Code: 756760801

Description
 
Huon Mallalieu (ed). This authoritative guide is an indispensable resource for anyone who has an interest in antiques. Its comprehensive coverage spans every major category, with chapters on: furniture; carpets & rugs; textiles & costumes; clocks & watches; objects d’art; scientific instruments; musical instruments; silver, gold, & jewels; ceramics; glass; coins & medals; arms, armor, & militaria; toys; & books, manuscripts, & maps. Each chapter contains an introduction that places the subject in its historical & cultural region. Subsections arranged by period, region, & type highlight key trends, styles, & influences, as well as the roles of principal designers, makers, & -- when applicable -- factories. Includes more than 800 fully-captioned color photos & a glossary of terms.

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