Antiques Investigator, 1st Edition

  • Judith Miller
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  • ISBN-10: 075665954X
  • ISBN-13: 9780756659547
  • DDC: 745.1
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released October 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Judith Miller's super-sleuth guide to spotting, buying and collecting antiques, now in ebook(PDF) format If you are looking to discover a valuable treasure or nab a bootsale bargain then antiques and collectables expert Judith Miller shows you how to solve any collecting case. Find out how to tell a genuine antique piece from a fake. Spot signs that indicate an object has been restored. Discover makers and styles to look out for, and whether an object should be kept, or not. Includes expert advice on makers, questions to ask, tips for identifying the best examples in furniture, ceramics, glass, silver, dolls, teddy bears, textiles and more. With hundreds of photographs that reveal every detail of each piece, you'll soon know exactly what to look for. Get more at with over 30,000 photos, descriptions and price guides.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Style and Movements.
2: Style Guide: Baroque and Rococo.
3: Style Guide: Early Neoclassical and Late Neoclassical.
4: Style Guide: 19th-Century Revivals.
5: Style Guide: Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau.
6: Style Guide: Art Deco and Modernism.
7: Furniture.
8: Chairs and Sofas.
9: The Briefing: Looking at Chairs.
10: The Interrogation: Early 18th-Century Chairs.
11: The Prime Suspects: Mid-18th Century Armchairs.
12: The Prime Suspects: Louis XVI and Gustavian Chairs.
13: The Lineup: 18th-Century Chairs.
14: The Interrogation: Chippendale Chairs.
15: The Lineup: Neoclassical Sofas.
16: Tables.
17: The Briefing: Looking at Tables.
18: The Interrogation: Rococo Tables.
19: The Lineup: 18th-Century Tables.
20: The Interrogation: Tilt-Top Tables.
21: The Interrogation: Arts & Crafts Tables.
22: Storage Furniture.
23: The Briefing: Looking at Storage Furniture.
24: The Interrogation: High Chests.
25: The Interrogation: 18th-Century Commodes.
26: The Prime Suspects: Painted Chests.
27: The Lineup: Painted Furniture.
28: Ceramics.
29: Ceramics.
30: The Briefing: Looking at Ceramics.
31: The Briefing: Identifying Ceramic Decoration.
32: The Prime Suspects: Delftware.
33: The Prime Suspects: Maiolica.
34: The Lineup: European Faïence.
35: The Prime Suspects: Stoneware.
36: The Prime Suspects: Staffordshire Figures.
37: The Interrogation: Chinese Ceramics.
38: The Interrogation: Chinese Export Porcelain.
39: The Prime Suspects: Kakiemon and Imitations.
40: The Interrogation: Satsuma Ware.
41: The Lineup: Oriental Ceramics.
42: The Lineup: French Porcelain.
43: The Interrogation: Meissen.
44: The Lineup: German Porcelain.
45: The Prime Suspects: 19th-Century Porcelain Plaques.
46: The Interrogation: Arts & Crafts Vases.
47: The Lineup: Arts & Crafts Ceramics.
48: The Prime Suspects: Art Deco Figures.
49: The Lineup: Art Deco Ceramics.
50: Glass.
51: Glass.
52: The Briefing: Looking at Glass.
53: The Briefing: Identifying Glass Decoration.
54: The Interrogation: Bohemian Glass.
55: The Prime Suspects: Colored Glass.
56: The Prime Suspects: Applied and Painted Decoration.
57: The Prime Suspects: Handblown and Molded Glass.
58: The Lineup: Cut Glass.
59: The Lineup: 18th-Century Wine Glasses.
60: The Prime Suspects: Cameo and Faux Cameo Glass.
61: The Lineup: Iridescent Glass.
62: The Prime Suspects: Lalique—Real, Fake, or Copy?.
63: The Prime Suspects: Murano Glass.
64: The Lineup: 20th-Century Glass.
65: Metalware.
66: Metalware.
67: The Briefing: Looking at Silver.
68: The Prime Suspects: Neoclassical Silver.
69: The Interrogation: Silver-Plated Candelabra.
70: The Lineup: Silver Boxes.
71: The Lineup: 20th-Century Silver.
72: The Lineup: Other Metals.
73: The Lineup: Art Deco Bronze Figures.
74: Collectibles.
75: Collectibles.
76: The Interrogation: Dolls.
77: The Prime Suspects: German Dolls.
78: The Lineup: Dolls.
79: The Prime Suspects: Steiff Teddy Bears.
80: The Lineup: Teddy Bears.
81: The Lineup: Ivory and Bone.
82: The Prime Suspects: Netsuke.
83: The Prime Suspects: Samplers.
84: The Lineup: Quilts.
85: The Lineup: Treen.
86: The Interrogation: Costume Jewelry Settings.
87: The Lineup: Costume Jewelry.
88: Composite Photos.
89: Composite Photos: Wood Types.
90: Composite Photos: Pediments.
91: Composite Photos: Handles.
92: Composite Photos Chair Backs.
93: Composite Photos: Legs.
94: Composite Photos: Feet.
95: Composite Photos: Motifs.
96: Composite Photos: Ceramic Marks.
97: Composite Photos: Glass Marks.
98: Composite Photos: Oriental Ceramic Marks and Registration Marks.
99: Composite Photos: Silver Marks.
100: Composite Photos: Metal Shapes: Candlesticks.
101: Composite Photos: Metal Shapes: Tea & Coffee Pots.
Dealers and Auction Houses.