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Whether you are an avid collector, a professional designer or a home shopper in search of some guidance on the many facets of antiques and design, there are many great reference books available. Listed below are several that I consider an invaluable base from which to begin.

Emyl Jenkins provides the first accessible, user-friendly source of information on Reproduction furniture: how, when, where, and by whom these beautiful pieces were made. Includes a directory of museums and restorations where Reproduction furniture can be seen, and a listing of cabinetmakers who are currently creating handmade Reproduction furniture. Illustrations.

Hardcover: 204 pages
Publisher: Crown; 1st edition (July 25, 1995)
Language: English

Decorating with Antiques explains how some of the most talented interior designers approach a room and its contents.The first section of the book, shows how furniture, fabrics, and fittings from very different periods can be mixed successfully. The Rooms chapter illustrates how antiques can be used throughout your home.

Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Bulfinch; 1st edition (1999)
Language: English

This guide aims to help the reader discern the genuine, the repaired antique, the honest reproduction and the complete fraud. Examining furniture from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, it should be useful to both the amateur and serious collector.

ISBN-13: 9780821218259
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publication date: 4/1/1991
Edition description: REPRINT
Edition number: 1
Pages: 214

More than 7000 pieces of furniture from Britain, America, Holland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the Far East, described and price-coded. An excellent reference book for collector and dealer alike. Illustrated with 560 full color and hundreds of black-and-white photographs.

Paperback: 640 pages
Publisher: New York: Portland House, 1985
Language: English

Pull those old toys out from under the bed. Grab the toaster tucked in the back of the kitchen cabinet. Gather up your old china and Christmas ornaments — just don't throw them out! In Treasures in Your Attic, Joe L. Rosson and Helaine Fendelman, professional antiques appraisers and hosts of the popular television show, aired on PBS stations across the country, explore the valuable objects found in most ordinary American homes and learn that frequently the most valuable items are the ones you've overlooked.
Joe and Helaine give you an inside look at how the antiques market really works, how value is determined, how to "talk the talk," and where to go to research your "treasures." Then they take you on a room-by-room treasure hunt of an ordinary home — and they talk prices as they examine the discarded toys in the children's room, the costume jewelry in the bedroom, the old gadgets and appliances in the kitchen, the furniture tucked into the attic, and even the concrete garden ornaments in the backyard. Finally, they'll help you figure out the best way to sell — or buy — antiques and collectibles at auction or on the Internet.

ISBN-13: 9780060198275
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/28/2001
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.98 (d)

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