Antique American Frames: Identification and Price Guide
As recently as the 1980s, frames from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were routinely thrown away, even by experienced gallery owners. The value of these antique frames is now widely recognized, and some frames command prices of $30,000 and higher--often more than the artwork they hold. Whether you've already discovered the beauty and value of old frames, or have yet to find the hidden treasure in your own attic, the second edition of Antique American Frames will bring you a wealth of up-to-the-minute information, including:
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Elements of Picture Frames
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