Objects of desire: the lives of antiques and those who pursue them

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Pantheon Books, 1993 - Antiques & Collectibles - 291 pages
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This vivid journey into the world of antiques follows the fortunes of three eighteenth-century pieces of American furniture as they pass through the hands of twentieth-century pickers, dealers, restorers, and collectors, accruing new value while becoming objects of desire. Among the many desirable objects on offer during the 1991 Americana Week in New York - the annual high point of antiques sales - are three prized pieces. One stands in a spolight at the Winter Antiques.

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User Review  - pbadeer - LibraryThing

Who would have thought that a book about furniture and the people who own it could be of interest to anyone? Thatcher Freund, that’s who, and he was 100% correct. Objects of Desire was a non-fiction ... Read full review

OBJECTS OF DESIRE: The Lives of Antiques and Those Who Pursue Them

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Vividly well-written love story about antiques, those who collect them, and those who sell them, as debut author Freund follows the adventures of three major pieces of furniture from their crafting ... Read full review


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