THE ROMANCE OF NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES by Edwin Valentine Mitchell

THE ROMANCE OF NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

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. 7th, 1950
ISBN: 0548387966
Publisher: A. A. Wyn