THE BOOK OF ANTIQUES by Robert & Elizabeth Shackleton
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THE BOOK OF ANTIQUES

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This is one of the most informative books in entertaining form that I have read for some time. Most books on antiques are somewhat categorically encyclopedic. This is a warmly personal and anecdotal book, with a tremendous amount of instructive data concerning periods, styles, cabinet makers, woods, decorative details, as well as the hows and whys and wheres of securing antiques in this country. Through their own experiences in running down rare pieces, in stumbling on chance finds, we gradually reconstruct much of our background in furniture, architectural trim, accessories, and so on. Grand reading, and a practical guide as well.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1938
ISBN: 0548439206
Publisher: Penn