Antiques Roadshow Primer
The Introductory Guide to Antiques and Collectibles From the Most-watched Series on PBSBook - 1999
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?
Baker & Taylor
Tells how to investigate the history of furniture, silver, jewelry, clocks, toys, and books, and how to select an appraiser
An abundantly illustrated introductory guide for novices enchanted by the PBS television show who want basic information about furniture; silver; porcelain, pottery, and glass; paintings; jewelry; clocks and watches; metalwork; rugs, quilts, and samplers; toys, dolls, and collectibles; and books and manuscripts. In each category, Prisant (a writer/editor, former antiques dealer, and appraiser) discusses how to determine if objects are unusual, old, and valuable. Also included is information on finding an appraiser, auction houses, appraisal organizations, and the show's appraisers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)