Understanding Antiques: An Introductory Guide to Furniture, Ceramics, Glass, Timepieces, and Silver
An interesting introduction to antiques. This is an easy to read book with pictures of all the major styles of furniture throughout the world. Pictures of glass, time pieces and silver-beautiful!
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