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  - Bjace - LibraryThing

In Objects of desire, Thatcher Freund observes that Americans generally do not have a great sense of style and that we are usually too pragmatic and focused on function to attach great importance to ... Read full review

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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


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