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Antique Trader Furniture Price Guide
by Mark Moran, Kyle Husfloen
Anyone researching a piece of older furniture they have or are thinking of purchasing will find this book extremely helpful.
In addition to good coverage of “period” furniture of the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries, more photos and listings are provided covering later 19th century furniture and 20th century furniture popular from the 1920s through the 1960s.
Special features include an introductory feature on collecting furniture, a furniture-dating chart and an illustrated section on American furniture terms.
It also includes a bibliography and appendix on auction services and an illustrated section on stylistic guidelines for American and English furniture.
Husfloen has been a collector and student of antiques for more than 30 years and has edited more than a dozen books and price guides on a wide range of topics.
Moran is an experienced collector and writer on American antiques.
The Book of Antique Furniture:
An International Style Guide from the 16th to the 20th Century
by Francis Rousseau
A challenge that few have attempted in the past; assembling everything you need to know about furniture from the sixteenth century to the present in one book.
This incredibly thorough book includes every important style that marked society, including Renaissance, Charles V and Phillip II, Regence, Louis XVI, Directoire, Rococo, Empire, Victorian, Art Nouveau and others, complete with intricate details allowing a rigorous identification of each
Decorative motifs, various types of wood, fabrics and ornamentations are described in detail to help furniture lovers find their way around second-hand shops and auction houses.