Atterbury, Paul (ed.)
Antiques. An encyclopedia of the decorative arts.  U.s. 1979.
Kr. 175,-
4to. Orig. bd. med vareomslag. 400 s. About the book: From Windsor chairs to railway tickets, from Faberge jewels to the Colt revolver, this book is the complete guide to antiques. All the major categories are examined in turn including furniture and furnishings, ceramics and glass, jewelry and other decorative pieces, metalwork, arms and armour, printed materials and mechanical inventions. General introductions to each section provide the context for the detailed which follow. Each chapter begins with an at-a-glance chronology and then traces developments in Europe, America and the East. Throughout the book, illustrated features provide detailed information on subjects of special interest, such as the style of clock hands, gemstone cutting, ceramic handles and sword hilts. A comprehensive reference section at the end of the book features a survey of significant items recently sold to collectors throughout the world, comparative saleroom and information. Lavishly illustrated with over 600 photographs, and compiled by an illustrious panel of international and collectors, Antiques is ideal for authoritative reference or for browsing through at leisure.
Nr. 532