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Guide to Antique Collecting

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    Guide to Antique Collecting

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    This book is a guide for the beginner, to help him through the bewildering maze of antique objects with which he is likely to come in contact. Also, it has much information to aid the more advanced collector. It sets out to help in identifying the age of a piece; to give clues that may reveal the actual maker, or at least
    his nationality; to indicate comparative rarity; and to suggest what is worth having and what to leave for others.

    Contents:

    Foreword
    Part I FURNITURE
    1 English furniture
    2 Dictionary of English pieces
    3 Continental furniture
    4 American furniture
    5 Points to look for in telling old from new
    Part II POTTERY AND PORCELAIN
    6 Pottery
    7 English pottery
    8 Continental pottery
    9 Persia and neighbouring countries
    10 America
    11 Porcelain
    12 English porcelain factories
    13 Continental porcelain
    14 Oriental pottery and porcelain
    Part III GLASS, SILVER, PLATE, ENAMELS, METALWORK
    15 Glass
    16 Silver and plate
    17 Enamels
    18 Metalwork
    Part IV MISCELLANEOUS
    19 Jade and other stones
    20 Ivory
    21 Clocks, watches, musical boxes
    22 Embroidery, lace, tapestry