Pleasant peregrinations by a popular guide among the scenes behind the scenes of New England antiques today. Not a how-to-...

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THE ROMANCE OF NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES

Pleasant peregrinations by a popular guide among the scenes behind the scenes of New England antiques today. Not a how-to- do-it book, but one that should make the collector of amateur status give a second look at his treasures, new appraisal, wondering just where they fit into the scenes glimpsed here. Whether he writes of collecting as such- or antique dealers- or auctions; whether he warns of reproductions and fakes; whether he hints at secret hiding places; whether he tells of things to look for in seaports, or of whittling and whittlers, tinsmiths and peddlers, timepieces, chests, chairs, pewter, silverware, glass, or pottery, always he has a wealth of human interest bits about the people who produced the goods, and the collectors today and yesterday, who brought them to light again. Edwin Valentine Mitchell has a unique and intimate quality in his writing.

Pub Date: Sept. 7, 1950

ISBN: 0548387966

Page Count: -

Publisher: A. A. Wyn

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1950