Antique Furniture Basic Primer
Collector Books, Sep 1, 1999 - Antiques & Collectibles - 160 pages
Over 150 photos of furniture and nearly 100 line drawings of shapes, finials, legs, and decorations. Begins with Egyptian and Greek age and runs through the Early American era. For beginners as well as antiques experts.
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