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0907462510


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Furniture
Judith Miller
075661340X
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
*Starred Review* Marry a well-established subject-matter expert to a publisher recognized for its lavish four-color and educational tomes, and the honeymoon will last forever. Antiques maven and collector Miller talks all about furniture in what could easily be dubbed the best reference book of 2005. Twelve information-packed chapters divide and conquer, starting with 4000 B.C.E. to 1600 C.E and ending with postcontemporary and modern in 1970 to the present. There is nary a second to pause and linger: page after page describes the period, its defining elements of style, and its famous artisans and books and offers historical time lines and a collection of sample chairs, tables, case pieces, desks, and the like. The 3,000 photographs are superb, each with brief description, date of manufacture, dimensions, provenance (when...


Furniture Hot Spots
Jennifer Litwin
1592285899
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Review
Furniture Hot Spots is an excellent guide to one of the most puzzling and intimidating areas of consumerism - buying furniture. Author Jennifer Litwin became a furniture expert and the result is this guide with vital information on hundreds of stores in twelve of the top USA cities for furniture shopping. Travelers will want to take this practical guide with them when they travel Coast to Coast.
-Jo Werne, Contributing Reporter, The Miami Herald

"This is a must-read for anyone ready to buy furniture. Litwin has done a great service for the American consumer."
-Bennet Bolton, National Enquirer

"When it comes to shopping for furniture, Jennifer Litwin is a great person to have on your side. Her in-depth knowledge of furniture design and construction and her zest for everything furnishings made her an ideal...


Making Authentic Shaker Furniture: With Measured Drawings of Museum Classics
John G. Shea
0486270033
May 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Thoroughly analyzes, explains and illustrates the criteria and techniques used by the Shakers to design, construct and finish the furniture and crafts for which they have long been admired--in authoritative text, over 250 photographs and measured drawings for over 80 classic designs, ranging from a sugar scoop to a peg-leg footstool to a Harvard trestle table. 262 halftones. 140 black-and-white line illustrations. Index.


Japanese Cabinetry: The Art & Craft of Tansu
David Jackson, Dane Owen
1586851136
November 15, 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Tansu are, in a simple sense, wood furniture pieces, but Jackson, a conservator and collector of tansu, and Owen, a gallery owner, make the case that tansu should be seen in the U.S. as an art form. Tansu, they argue, represent the height of Japanese craftsmanship in the Edo and Meiji periods, reflecting increasing societal wealth and evolving tastes. The authors compare the simple, elegant cupboards and chests to Shaker objects, which "are now feverishly collected as art, yet would not be without respect for the traditions and skill they embody." The 300 color photos support their contentions-the pieces are delicately finished with lacquer and hand-forged iron and are made of more than one kind of wood. Hand-tinted Meiji-era photographs accompany synopses of period history: in one, a doctor feels a patient's...


Neat Pieces
Atlanta Historical Society
0820328057
Feb 2006
Paperback
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Lamps of Tiffany Studios
William Feldstein
0810912813


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Antiques at a Glance: Furniture
James MacKay
1856487172
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Learn to tell the difference as experts explain the signatures and styles of particular makers, firms, and even owners worldwide. Special sections cover stools and chairs, sofas and settees, tables and desks, bookcases and cabinets, and bed and bath furnishings. Along with tips on finding truly valuable pieces come illustrated indicators for detecting repairs, restorations, and more that lower value.


Encyclopedia Of Furniture

186160954X


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The Small World of Antique Dolls' Houses: Six Decades of Collecting Mansions, Cottages, Shops, Stables, Theaters, Churches- -Even a Zoo!
Flora G. Jacobs
1891105078
November 1, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A landmark book by the country's foremost authority on antique dollhouses and their furnishings. Written in delightful prose with wonderful anecdotes and valuable descriptions, this work will become a standard reference for collectors and novice enthusiasts alike.


Encyclopedia of Furniture
Joseph Aronson
0517037351
December 1961
Hardcover
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Book Description
A completely revised edition, covering every period and development to the present, the designers and makers, the woods and other materials, the architecture and decoration. 2,000 photographs. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

From the Inside Flap
A completely revised edition, covering every period and development to the present, the designers and makers, the woods and other materials, the architecture and decoration. 2,000 photographs. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.


The Bulfinch Anatomy of Antique Furniture
Paul J. Atterbury
0821223259
Oct 1996
Hardcover
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Designers Guide to Furniture Styles
Treena Crochet
0130447579
August 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Inseparable from social, political, and economic influences, furniture design reflects the changing living conditions and lifestyles of developing civilizations from the Neolithic period to the present. Understanding the historical development of furniture is important since furniture was often designed apart from its need to function. The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with a comparative study of the evolution of furniture design viewed as an integral part of its unique cultural environment. Historical information rented with emphasis placed on the cultural factors that set design trends and influenced individual preferences. The focus of this book is on the fundamental integration of furniture into the built environment, including architectural setting, characteristic design motifs, and, to...


Furniture Field Guide
Krause Publications
0873495284
Aug 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Antique furniture searches are easier than ever with this valuable tool! This take-it-with-you collecting resource is jam-packed with more than 5,000 detailed listings of chairs, dressers, wardrobes, desks, and more from the early 19th to mid 20th centuries. American and European furniture is featured, including styles such as Art Deco, Chippendale, Classical, Federal, Hepplewhite, Modernism Era, Queen Anne, and William and Mary. A glossary of must-know furniture terms guides both experienced and novice collectors alike. Detailed drawings of legs, feet, construction details, and hardware are also featured. • Up-to-date prices for more than 5,000 pieces of American and European furniture • Quick reference for collectors on the go • More than 500 detailed illustrations and photos make on-the-spot...


Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Other Prize Possessions
Don Williams
0743264169
May 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
From a fragile antique quilt to a child's macaroni artwork, this book offers expert advice on saving those priceless objects from entropy for the "museum of you." Williams, senior conservator at the Smithsonian Institute, shares his extensive knowledge on the art of preservation, offering at-home techniques for battling damage from light, humidity, rodents and other pests, like careless friends and family members. Divided into easily navigable chapters, the book offers step-by-step guidelines, lists of supplies needed and numerous rules for preserving everything from "family treasures" to "really valuable stuff," with specifics on caring for objects including record players, political memorabilia, fine art, vintage clothing and more. Sidebars detail tips (e.g. how to turn the pages of a vintage book), bust myths...


Monterey: Furnishings of California's Spanish Revival
Roger Renick (Editor), et al
0764310674
February 1, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Spanish Revival movement in architecture was well established when Barker Brothers, a California furniture retailer, approached the Mason Manufacturing about creating a line of Spanish-styled furniture. That was 1929, and within a year Mason had created a 24-piece line of furniture called Monterey. It was immediately popular, and would continue in production until 1943. Today this high quality, beautifully designed and decorated home furniture is much sought after by collectors. This richly illustrated book shows Monterey furniture in color to capture the variety of its hand-painted finishes and forms. In addition, related pottery, fine art, textiles, and interior accessories from the Spanish Revival period (1915-c. 1943) are included, representing a variety of artists and manufacturers. In all, there are over 500...


Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Period Furniture Details
Lonnie Bird
1561585904
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This new paperback expands on the techniques covered in Shaping Wood — a title in the enormously successful Complete Illustrated Guides series. It covers joinery relating to 18th century furniture styles, as well as the demanding techniques required to complete ornate period pieces. Turning and carving, as well as building accurately, are all included in a highly visual format. Anyone who loves period details and longs to create them will want this book. 300 color photos and drawings are featured.


John Bly's Antiques Masterclass
John Bly
1840009179
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The book is divided into periods of significant development in the arts and in society in general (ranging in date from 1550 to 1910), and within each of these periods the key antiques categories are explored, including furniture, silver, glass, and porcelain. Key shapes, styles, motifs, and influences are brought to light, with reference to style variations unique to certain countries (such as American Federal Style of the late 17th and early 18th centuries). By examining the fashionable and overriding shapes of each period, the means of manufacture, and the materials available to craftsmen at the time, a picture begins to develop of how antiques are a part of history, and part of an ancient scene that has formed our current etiquette. The final section takes a selection of examples from across the different...


Making Antique Furniture Reproductions : Instructions and Measured Drawings for 40 Classic Projects
Franklin H. Gottshall
0486279766
September 1, 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
Superb, step-by-step guide enables even beginners to build masterpieces by Chippendale, Sheraton, Hepplewhite, Phyfe, other celebrated craftsmen. Fundamentals, tools, woods, hardware, joinery, dovetailing, finishing, much more. Remarkably detailed and precise construction drawings with exact measurements and full explanation of all procedures. Over 500 illus.


Oak Furniture - The British Tradition
Victor Chinnery
1851490132
Aug 1986
Hardcover
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Price It Yourself!: The Definitive, Down-to-Earth Guide to Appraising Antiques and Collectibles in Your Home, at Auctions, Estate Sales, Shops, and Yard Sales
Joe L. Rosson
0060096845
March 2003
Paperback
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From Booklist
Run--do not walk--to borrow, beg, or buy a copy of PBS-TV hosts Rosson and Fendelman's latest book (the first one was named for their show, Treasures in Your Attic). This treasure trove is the first realistic and practical guide to self-appraising antiques--or seemingly old objects. The purview the authors establish for themselves is definitely decorative accessories; furniture, glass, pottery and porcelain, silver, and that wonderful category, miscellaneous, are the areas scrutinized. Part 1 introduces readers to the mechanics--knowledge needed, the process, factors that determine value, pricing (yes, there's more than one), and research. Part 2 then supplies the details on 45 different items, ranging from four Victorian side chairs to a rare Georg Jensen silver bowl. Each features facts first, like form,...


The Encylopedia of Shaker Furniture
Timothy D. Rieman, Jean M. Burks
0764319280
December 2003
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Rieman, maker of reproduction Shaker furniture and coauthor of The Shaker Chair (Univ. of Massachusetts Pr., 1992), and Burks, former curator at Canterbury Shaker Village, have created a comprehensive, well-documented guide to Shaker furniture. While most Shaker furniture books illustrate the classic "period of gospel simplicity" from 1820 to 1850, this book illustrates all periods of Shaker furniture, showing that Shaker styles actually reflected the tastes of the time, simple when neoclassical was popular and becoming more ornate as tastes changed to Victorian. Beginning with a broad description of the Shaker religion, lifestyle, and furniture-making, the book progresses to descriptions of each bishopric and its furniture and artisans. Although this book contains more information than most libraries need, it is...


Shopping the North Carolina Furniture Outlets: How to Save 50-80% on Your Next Furniture Purchase
Ellen R. Shapiro
1400046475
April 2003
Paperback
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From Booklist
There are at least 50 good reasons why 60 percent of all U.S. furniture is manufactured within a 100-mile radius of Hickory and High Point, North Carolina. Yet, after acknowledging a few, New York researcher-writer Shapiro concentrates on guiding readers in shopping with great and greater savings--even up to 80 percent. First, the critical definitions: What's the difference between retail stores, manufacturer's outlets, and clearance stores? Is it worthwhile to travel to North Carolina--and pay for shipping as well? The best time to realize the best savings? The directories follow: one for High Point (plus Thomasville), and the second, for Hickory. Both feature detailed descriptions of malls and single stores, with every piece of buying information available, from annual sales months to payment specifics. She also acts as...


Best Furniture Buying Tips Ever!
Jennifer Litwin
0375721118
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Don’t know the difference between a winged and a Windsor-back chair? Want to know how to negotiate with dealers for the best discount? Home furnishings expert Jennifer Litwin will guide you through every step of the furniture buying process. This savvy guide reveals the tips and insider’s secrets you need to:

§Recognize popular furniture pieces and styles
§Detect a fake
§Choose the ideal piece for your needs and your budget
§Know the right questions to ask dealers and designers
§Negotiate prices and billing arrangements (and avoid sneaky, added fees)

Complete with 100-plus images, a furniture glossary, and an introduction to ten up-and-coming furniture designers.


Jennifer Litwin is the nation’s consumer advocate in the home...


Classic Herman Miller (Schiffer Design Book)
Leslie A. Pina
0764304712
February 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
The great postwar modern furniture designs are classics, because they are still great. Herman Miller, the company that led the office revolution, is a name synonymous with the best modern residential as well as contract furniture. Classics by super-designers - Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, and Isamu Noguchi - can still be purchased from the Herman Miller for the Home collection. Their designs, plus the work of more than a dozen other important Herman Miller designers, are described here in detail and shown in color and black and white photographs, plus original drawings by Nelson and the famous Frykholm picnic posters, all from the Herman Miller archives. This book is essential for collectors, dealers, curators, designers, and other devotees of modernism.

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