With than seventeen hundred superb drawings, this authoritative book offers a unique visual system for identifying the style of virtually any piece of American antique furniture....
|Title||:||Field Guide to American Antique Furniture: A Unique Visual System for Identifying the Style of Virtually Any Piece of American Antique Furniture|
|Publisher||:||Holt Paperbacks 1st Owl book ed edition November 15, 1986|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
|File Size||:||686 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Field Guide to American Antique Furniture: A Unique Visual System for Identifying the Style of Virtually Any Piece of American Antique Furniture Reviews
This is a handy guide to get the feel for the style of a piece of furniture. I like the way it is laid out, with a little bit of history and overview of overall styles of design at the beginning followed by quick drawings of furniture sorted by type of furniture, then style. This makes it useful as a field reference. I would note that the style and history overview is very brief, and the line drawings of the furniture, while useful as a quick visual aid, could have been more carefully done. I've found a number of drawing errors, such as missing lines, and some proportions that were not "eyeballed" very well.
I purchased this book not really knowing anything about it but seeing it suggested in Miller's Price Guide. I went online to Amazon and found this copy at a VERY reasonable used price..
not as good as I hoped. hard to use
This is perfect if you are studying interiors or furniture design. It breaks down time periods as well as different parts of furniture. Perfect guide to figuring out the different styles.
I share this book with my son who buys and sells furniture and it is the best for helping to tell the difference between antiques and reproductions. My only problem was that it was supposed to be new when I purchased it but it had many hand written notes in the margins. The seller offered to take it back with a full refund but I chose to keep it because the notes turned out to be very helpful.