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Antique Furniture Expert [Hardcover]

Peter Philp , Gillian Walkling , Peter Philip , John Bly
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24 Oct 1991
This guide shows how to date and authenticate British, European and American antique furniture. It tells how to judge the overall make, how to avoid pitfalls and how to identify fakes. Detailed notes help to identify material types, construction methods, decoration and design.


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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (24 Oct 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0712651004
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712651004
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 14.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,592 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Hardcover
This is an excellent resource for learning about antique furniture, especially if you want to know more in order to buy authentic pieces. The book is divided into sections on each type of furniture depending on whether it is from England, the Continent, or the New World. This means that if you are looking at an English linen press, you can go straight to the section and read what the styles were at certain times, what the wood should be, how it should be constructed, and get tips of what to look for in terms of alterations and fakes. I love this book!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Antigue furniture Expert 17 Dec 2013
By Annie
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Bought this for my husband, but he was not impressed,I don't know why, he said when you have one book there was not anymore
Information in it
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A+ 9 Jan 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Avery good book,for antique lovers,good postel service,A+,will buy again ,price was very good .I am very happy, and shaire it ,With freands.
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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference and study book 17 Aug 2007
By Mr. Randall C. F. Croes - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Even tough the focus is a lot on European, English and American furniture, which were and are trendsetters, the book is very informative and the explanations are done by qualified experts(s) in the subject.

I have it on my shelve and I can constantly consult it for several styles and history of furniture, as well as for general knowledge to apply when purchasing or discussing about furniture.

The layout and index of names, styles, objects etc are easy to comprehend and are well illustrated. Moro color photo's in the next edition please!

A definite recommendation for those that want to become an expert, for the aficionado and the professional.

Randall Croes
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