Objects of desire: the lives of antiques and those who pursue them

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Pantheon Books, 1993 - Antiques & Collectibles - 291 pages
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This vivid journey into the world of antiques follows the fortunes of three eighteenth-century pieces of American furniture as they pass through the hands of twentieth-century pickers, dealers, restorers, and collectors, accruing new value while becoming objects of desire. Among the many desirable objects on offer during the 1991 Americana Week in New York - the annual high point of antiques sales - are three prized pieces. One stands in a spolight at the Winter Antiques.

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Review: Objects of Desire: The Lives of Antiques and Those Who Pursue Them

User Review  - Cory Jackson - Goodreads

Interesting look into the high end furniture auction market. Read full review

Review: Objects of Desire: The Lives of Antiques and Those Who Pursue Them

User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

I read this book when it first came out in 1993, and now in 2011 I'm reading it for the 3rd time. It is a must-read for anyone who loves antiques, and certainly for every serious dealer. Just delightful. Read full review

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