Kovels' know your antiques
Random House Information Group, Dec 12, 1990 - Antiques & Collectibles - 368 pages
The advice you need from the source you know -- the Kovels. For every collector who wants to know how to evaluate, purchase, and care for antiques and collectibles, this revised and updated edition ofKovels' Know Your Antiqueswill be a valuable companion. With more than 300 photographs and line drawings, a clear, concise text, and extensive up-to-date bibliographies, this book will help you determine if there is anything of value in the inherited belongings of Aunt May, or whether that zealously guarded Stradivarius violin is genuine or fake. Kovels' Know Your Antiquescovers everything from pottery, silver, and glass to furniture, prints, and rugs. The Kovels show how a tape measure and magnet can help prove the age of antique furniture, how to test for old silver with a fingernail, how to date cut glass and porcelain by their marks, and much more. This book also contains a list of current price guides, publications, and collector clubs that provide additional help and information. WithKovels' Know Your Antiques, you will learn how to buy almost any antique with a shrewd eye toward present and future value.
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Pottery and Porcelain
Furniture and Furniture Construction
Tinware and Toleware
Other Collectible Items
Antique Publications and Clubs
Prints Paintings Pictures to Hang
Bibliography of General Books About Antiques