Kovels' American Antiques, 1750-1900

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Random House Reference, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 384 pages
Kovels' American Antiques is an indispensable tool for all collectors, history buffs, and anyone who wants to know how to recognize, evaluate, purchase and care for antiques. In a stunning package that showcases the breadth of expertise that defines their career, the Kovels have written an essential book about America's historical past for today's "new century" marketplace.

• Focuses on the antiques made or used in America from 1750–1900 that appeal to today's collector.
• Reflects all the new methods of dating and evaluating American artifacts.
•Covers 18th- and 19th-century pottery and porcelain, glass, furniture, silver, clocks, jewelry, and other decorative arts.
• Includes lists of the most important designers and factories with dates, locations, and marks PLUS a bibliography for further reading.
•Stories of discoveries, tips on care, and warnings about fakes and fantasy items.

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About the author (2004)

Ralph and Terry Kovel are the authors of more than 85 books and currently write a nationally syndicated newspaper column and a subscription-only newsletter. They appear on their own weekly television show on HGTV (Home & Garden Television), Flea Market Finds with the Kovels.

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