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- SynopsisThe national treasure hunt, Antiques Roadshow draws millions and millions. Now this knowledge, authority, and passion is distilled in the "Antiques Roadshow Primer," an introductory guide to American antiques and collectibles. The primer addresses the essential things buyers and collectors need to know, covering shapes, styles, and patterns, provenance, periods, and motifs. A 32-page full-color section illustrates numerous examples of styles and techniques.,The national treasure hunt, Antiques Roadshow is, in its third season, the most popular show on PBS. Every week it draws millions and millions of viewers to the edge of their seats as independent dealers and specialists from the country's leading auction houses appraise family heirlooms and flea market finds alike. Now this knowledge, authority, and passion is distilled in the Antiques Roadshow Primer, an introductory guide to American Antiques and collectibles. Antiques Roadshow has taught us to look for fortunes in our attics--perhaps to find, as other lucky souls have, an Anna Poole Peale portrait miniature worth $5,000 to $7,000 or a Confederate sword worth $35,000. Focusing on 11 major areas--including Furniture, Painting, Silver, Jewelry, Porcelain, and Toys--the primer addresses the essential things buyers and collectors need to know, covering vital details for each category, such as shapes, styles, and patterns, provenance, periods, and motifs. A 32-page full-color section amplifies each chapter by illustrating numerous examples of styles and techniques, and individual items are fully identified, often with their appraised value. Above all, it helps even first-timers to answer the two key question every collector must face: Is it old? Is it valuable?
- AuthorCarol Prisant
- Number Of Pages432 pages
- Edition DescriptionTeacher's Edition of Textbook
- Publication Date1999-12-22
- PublisherWorkman Publishing Company, Incorporated
- Copyright Date1999
- Weight43.1 Oz
- Height1.4 In.
- Width7.7 In.
- Length9.5 In.
- LC Classification NumberNK1125.P75 1999
- Dewey Decimal745.1
- Dewey Edition21
- Preface byChris Jussel
Table Of Content
- Table Of ContentForeward Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter One FURNITURE Is It Old? Is It Valuable? American Furniture English and Continental Furniture Chapter Two SILVER Types of Silver Making Silver Objects Understanding Hallmarks American Silver English and Continental Silver Is It Old? Is It Valuable? Chapter Three PORCELAIN, POTTERY, AND GLASS Porcelain Pottery Is It Old? Is It Valuable? Glass Is It Old? Is It Valuable? Chapter Four PAINTINGS Is It Legitimate? Connoisseurship Folk Painting Chapter Five JEWELRY Is It Real? Is It Old? Chapter Six CLOCKS AND WATCHES Anatomy of a Timepiece Clocks Watches Chapter Seven METALWORK Bronze Brass Copper Pewter Iron Folk Art Chapter Eight RUGS, QUILTS, AND SAMPLERS Rugs Quilts Samplers Chapter Nine TOYS, DOLLS, AND COLLECTIBLES Toys Dolls Teddy Bears Collectibles Chapter Ten BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS Books Manuscripts Glossary Suggested Reading and Resources Finding an Appraiser Auction Houses Appraisal Organizations Antiques Roadshow Appraisers Photo Credits Index
Most relevant reviews
- rusty*star*prim...Oct 08, 2006by
Antiques Roadshow Primer Review
This was a very interesting book, it gave great detail about the crafters,makers,and history of the antiques it contained. I bought this book to help me have a greater knowledge of what to look for when I am shopping for antiques, whether to resell or pass down to my children as an heirloom. This primer did give a lot of information about what to look for as far as how the piece was made, what it was made of, who made it, ect. The only thing that I would like the book to have had was more value prices, however it did provide that information on some of the pieces. Overall I would give this book a good review and recomend it for the beginners like myself or the avid buyer/collector to learn a little more.
- ms-pt-angelsuni...Mar 02, 2008by
Antiques Roadshow book
This is an amazing book full of knowledge and interesting facts. I bought it because I love collector books - they help me learn what to look for in case I run upon something at an estate sale or yardsale that is worth more than their selling it for. This happens a lot, and now it happens more often. This book has shed a lot of light on what to look for and what to avoid. It is very thick and has more information than I can grasp in a year. The photos are wonderful and the descriptions are detailed. I believe it to be the bargain of the month for me.
- wibl64Dec 20, 2009by
Antiques Roadshow Primer
I just love my Antiques Roadshow Primer Book. It is so informative and easy to understand and fun to read.
- 326634779@delet...Feb 08, 2007by
This book was great. Gave me a lot of information on old glass etc. It is just loaded with lots of information. And is also my favorite show to watch. I just love old and exciting things