Mr. Antiques' Basic Book of Antiques
The who, what, where, and how much of antiques and collectibles - everything needed to get started - is presented in this introduction to collecting. With nearly 60 years of experience in buying and selling, appraising, and lecturing on the topic, author George Michael has rightfully earned the title of Mr. Antiques. He again shares his half-century of experience in one handy and easy to use volume. Furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork, and more are covered in this definitive book - written especially for the novice. The comprehensive chapters include historical information, manufacturing techniques, collecting guidelines, glossaries, and samplings of prices to round out the category. A longtime PBS personality, Mr. Antiques takes collectors into his world with such ease and comfort that they will not feel like beginners for long.
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