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Miller's Late Georgian to Edwardian Furniture Buyer's Guide (Miller's Antiques Checklist) [Hardcover]

Jonty Hearnden , Leslie Gillham
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16 April 1998 Miller's Antiques Checklist
A reference work for experienced collectors and novices alike, for identifying and valuing pieces from the late-Georgian to the Edwardian period. Over 4000 items are illustrated and described, with over 500 in colour, each with an up-to-date price guide reflecting the latest market trends. Furniture is arranged by type and use, such as tables, seating furniture and desks. Each section contains fact boxes providing practical information. There is an illustrated key to recognizing different woods, and special features include a section on children's furniture and how to care for furniture. A directory of specialist dealers is included.

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Miller's Publications (16 April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840000546
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840000542
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 16.8 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 489,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jonty Hearnden has over 28 years experience in the antiques world and unusually on both sides - in the auction rooms and as an independent furniture dealer. He has been a member of the judging panel for the British Antiques and Collectable Awards (BACA) and has appeared as an expert on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow. He is currently filming his tenth series of Cash in the Attic and is also the antiques expert on the BBC's Sun, Sea and Bargains. He is the Consultant Editor for Miller's Late Georgian to Edwardian Furniture Buyer's Guide (2003) and Miller's What's In Your Attic (2007)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book. 1 Nov 2013
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We are finding this book invaluable. It covers the periods and styles we are interested in. Pictures are clear and descriptions accurate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good as usual 19 Aug 2013
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Always a useful addition to our bookshelf. We have these going back over many years and they always come in useful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good visual reference 1 Dec 2008
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I am an auctioneer and I use this book often to check on pieces.
This book is a very good visual reference as to the oh-so-different styles and pieces of fine furniture dating from late eighteen to early twenty century (the vast majority of what you'll find out there).
As to the prices, well, it gets dated fairly quick, but alas, they don't publish it every year, though if you are in on the current trends, it gives you a place to start.
The one I have is not all in color, hence only four stars.
PS. Use it in combination with the more comprehensive 'Miller's Antiques' that does appear every year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Antique Furniture Identification Resource. 26 Dec 2005
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As a resource for valuing antiques, and as been touched upon in the other reviews, this books fails monumentally; as with all markets, antique prices are a function of market fundamentals, and as a consequence, prices are constantly in flux.

However, this book is worth its weight in gold as a means of identifying and attributing antique furniture to specific English monarchial reigns. To the best of my knowledge, it is the most comprehensive resource for antique furniture identification that I have ever encountered. Is it a George IV or William IV bookcase? A survey of the hundreds of pictures of English furniture in this book will soon lay your question to rest, and leave you with an encyclopedic knowledge of designs, terms, and names of important cabinetmakers so that you have a good mastery of the discipline.

As always, questions regarding the valuation of antique furniture is best gleaned from your local auction house floor, and not from a book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Informative Guide 8 April 2005
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I'm not always crazy about these guides, their usefullness is for such a short duration, but I must say that this one is quite well done. It gives you a good idea of what the pieces of this style are going for at the time and what is selling and what is not..again at the time of the auction. The book does a nice job, better than most Millers guides, of giving many examples of different pieces of furniture in each style. The biggest problem with these guides are that they are a bit expensive and obviously go out of date quickly. Once they are more than a few years old they are really not of much use, other than to admire the beautiful furniture in the pictures. Having said that the book is well put together and the pictures are quite nice, though I wish more where in color.
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