Old Furniture: Understanding the Craftsman's Art
Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 1991 - Antiques & Collectibles - 186 pages
Profusely illustrated, well-researched guide to determining authenticity, real age of furniture. Paneling and molding, carvings, joints, veneers, upholstery, much more, also repairs, restorations and fakes. Indispensable for collectors, dealers, etc. Over 250 detailed photos and line drawings. "...informative, carefully conceived, and well-written..." — Antiques.
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