ISBN: 1 85149 444 8
Год издания: 2006
Издатель: Antique Collectors' Club
Количество страниц: 456
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For more than thirty-seven years this book has, in its various editions, outsold all other books on British antique furniture. It pioneered the explanation of what to look for when assessing values. Unlike other illustrated guides, the in-depth descriptions, complete with judgements on quality or originality, help immensely in understanding the subject. Much of what has recently received adverse auction sale publicity as 'dismal brown furniture' needs to be judged by qualified eyes capable of dismissing the mediocre and the fake. This new edition of a classic guide consists of more than 1000 black and white photographs perpetuating thirty-seven years of observation, and nearly 500 colour plates, selected to show how and why values vary. Down-to-earth comments explain important features that influence prices. The reader comes to understand the rules and prejudices that currently apply. The eye becomes attuned to gradations of quality, leading to an instinctive assessment of the...