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Antique Furniture.
There is no single area of antique collecting as diverse as antique furniture. After all, if there's one thing we all need in abundance in any domestic setting, it is, furniture. Whether to sit on, eat at, sleep on, as storage or to display things in, there will always be a demand for the quality of design and construction of antique furniture.

When looking at any piece of antique furniture, with the intent of owning it, certain basic factors should be considered. These are, manufacturer, date, wood used, type of construction, proportions and style, patina, decoration, such as handles and any carving, either as part of the overall shape or as ornamentation.
Other factors will also affect price and desirability, not the least of which, is condition. Nowadays this tends to make the most sought after pieces prohibitively expensive. However, there are plenty of beautiful examples from famous manufacturers still available at reasonable prices, worth restoring and looking after for the future.


Antique Furniture.



Arts & Crafts Furniture
by Kevin P. Rodel &
Jonathan Binzen
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Examines the history and influences of arts and crafts furniture, from the foundation of the movement to the present, and includes illustrated examples of the style.


Complete Guide to Repairing and Restoring Antique Furniture
W.J. Cook
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Starting with the basics, this manual offers a course on repairing and restoring all types of furniture, from raising a dent to turning a chair leg. It includes an easy-to-use guide to identifying and dating your furniture as well as a directory of the tools, materials and equipment necessary to restore furniture yourself. Skills covered include turning, carving, upholstery, marbling, gilding, marquetry and parquetry.



This is both a celebration of the art of inlay and a hands-on guide to its design, techniques, tools and unusual materials. The book contains tips and short cuts to cover drawing, selecting materials, cutting, routing, gluing, levelling and touch-up. It also includes a list of suppliers.


The Art of Inlay: Contemporary Design and Technique Larry Robinson
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The Windsor Chair, whether simple or complicated in construction, plain or ornate in appearance, has always served its purpose - to be utilitarian, durable, comfortable and even handsome. More than 150 colour plates illustrate the very best Windsor chairs from the earliest stick-backs to those mass-produced for offices, schools, public institutions and the armed forces in the 19th century.



Windsor Chairs: An Illustrated Celebration Michael Harding-Hill
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French Furniture: From Louis XIII to Art Deco
Sylvie Chadenet
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French furniture design has been wildly admired, emulated and collected throughout the world for centuries. Filled with 750 line drawings and brief descriptive definitions, "French Furniture" details the salient characteristics that define styles of French furniture from the 16th century, age of Louis XIII, to the end of the 20th century.


Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th Century Furniture by Edward Joy
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The 19thC produced dozens of independent designers. Gothic, Renaissance, Elizabethan, "Naturalistic" styles, Egyptian, Old French, Louis Quatorze, Louis Quinze and Italian decorations, all feature in the 6,000 illustrations that appear within this book. Plus, 49 design and pattern books by manufacturers such as Heal's, Smith, Tatham, King, Pugin, Morris and Liberty's.



The first-ever book on the suites of travelling furniture used by British soldiers over one-and-a-half centuries. For the travelling British soldier, campaign furniture - chairs, desks, and other items, brought the comfort and civility of home to life under canvas. Made to be carried on the march and assembled on site, campaign furniture reached an aesthetic apex in 18th- and 19th-century England.


British Campaign Furniture: Elegance Under Canvas 1740-1914 Nicholas A. Brawer, Jerome Phillips
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This text is a comprehensive reference to America's favourite style of antique furniture. The book, containing pictures, detailed descriptions and values of furniture from the 1880s to the early 1900s, guides the reader through dressers, beds, chairs, tables, rockers, desks and much more.



Encyclopedia of American Oak Furniture
by Robert W. Swedberg
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Classic Chinese Furniture
of the Qing Dynasty

by Jiaqing Tian
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Product details
Hardcover: 307 pages
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd (Dec 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0856674656
ISBN-13: 978-0856674655
Dimensions: 31 x 23.4 x 3.6 cm


Restoring Antique Furniture: A Complete Guide by Richard Lyons
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Profusely illustrated woodworking guide, brimming with expert tips and advice, covers proper care and use of tools, replacing lost hardware, strengthening fractured joints, and much more. Also includes step-by-step instructions for restoring an early rocker, repairing a table leg, and much more.




The 18th century was a period when British design and craftsmanship reached its pinnacle. Concentrating principally on the mahogany for which the period is renowned, this book is a source of picture reference and informed comment and analysis.


18th Century English Furniture: Norman Adams Collection - S. Whittington
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This wide-ranging survey of collectable antique furniture, illustrated throughout in full colour, guides the new collector through 3 centuries of western furniture with clarity and authority. An invaluable reference tool, it offers collectors the means to identify key features of a wide variety of pieces, ranging from the Gothic and Renaissance period to Art Nouveau, and the early 20th century.


Starting to Collect Antique Furniture
by John Andrews
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Star Rating: Customers who review books often leave a star rating. Where known, I have recreated this information to give you an idea of how popular the book was deemed by readers, researchers, collectors and dealers. Star Rating is for guidance only. More Antique Furniture

How to Restore Antique Furniture by Colin Holcombe
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Miller's Late Georgian to Edwardian Furniture
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Masterpieces of American Furniture by Anna D'Ambrosio
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The Art of Inlay
by Larry Robinson
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