How to Buy for Fun and ProfitBook - 2005
Packed with over 350 color photos and descriptions of more than three hundred years of antique styles from Queen Anne to Art Deco, this informative guide to antiques is a must-have companion price guide for novices and veteran collectors and highlights the basics of antiquing, including definitions and history. Original.
Loomis, a professional appraiser, offers a primer on antique collection for beginners that avoids complex terminology, while explaining the basics. He describes 16 furniture styles, including Queen Anne, Chippendale, Art Deco, Victorian, Art Nouveau, and arts and crafts. He also discusses china, silver, pewter, glass, Wedgwood, Currier and Ives, Shaker, a variety of chairs, and dolls. Many photographs of the items help to illustrate his points. KP Books is an imprint of F&W Publications. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Provides photographs and descriptions of more than three hundred years of antique styles from Queen Anne to Art Deco, highlighting the basics of antiquing, including definitions and history.
Master Antique Styles Painlessly
Not sure how to tell Chippendale from Queen Anne, or Art Deco from Art Nouveau? Learn the easy way with the author's entertaining style.Frank Farmer Loomis IV is an expert communicator who knows how to engage students with anecdotes and humor. If you're looking for clear, simple explanations rather than unpronounceable terms like corbeille a fleurs (flower basket) or sang de boeuf (red glaze), you've come to the right place, as he will "demystify all the perplexing twaddle" for you. And while you're learning, discover your antiquing personality and how antiquing can reduce stress.
A User-Friendly Reference for Antiquers
- Master 16 major antique furniture styles and the six main woods
- Use furniture styles to identify and date other antiques
- Learn the various types of china, silver, pewter, and their marks