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How to know American antiques

  • 191 Pages
  • 2.34 MB
  • English
New American Library , [New York]
Collectors and collecting., Art objects -- Collectors and collec
Statementillustrated by Pauline W. Inman
SeriesA Mentor book,, 62
LC ClassificationsNK1125 .W53
The Physical Object
Pagination191 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6089416M
LC Control Number51005073

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Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — Author: Alice Winchester. A basic guide to American antiques from to pages including index. The backstrip is creased. The covers are rubbed. The edges are moderately worn.

How to know American antiques. by Alice Winchester. Published by New American Library in [New York]. Written in : Additional Physical Format: Online version: Winchester, Alice. How to know American antiques. [New York] New American Library [] (OCoLC) OCLC Number: Notes: Includes index. Description: pages: illustrations ; 18 cm.

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The article suggested that the Reviews: If you are trying to determine the age of a piece of American antique furniture, it will require investigative work. Look closely at the the different elements that make the piece of furniture.

Look closely at the the different elements that make the piece of furniture. Counterintuitively, modern paper, especially in books, letters and newspapers, is much more likely to turn brown and brittle than paper from before the American Civil War.

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Here are a few ways to tell if it's a real antique: Expect to find signs of age on an older piece, such as boards separating on the seam separation.

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I also examined thousands of reproductions. Buyers in the know understand that an antique is something quite specific, and not just "anything old." A seller who calls something made in the s "antique," for example, is just plain wrong.A seller who uses the term "antique" when an item is much too new for that designation should raise questions in your mind.

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When looking up antique furniture values, it’s easy to think one price fits every scenario. But actually, every piece of furniture has a few different values or prices that are all dependent on the end goal with the item. Whether the older books on your shelves consist of rare first editions or tomes that are only valuable on a sentimental level, they need a certain level of care.

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Determining the age of antiques is half the fun! Learn 10 specific steps to establishing an accurate age for your antique furniture. A single piece of antique furniture is more than a collection of nails, boards, and wood stain.

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