Wallace-Homestead Price Guide to American Country Antiques

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Country antiques decorators, collectors, and dealers will find advice here on collecting, pricing, identifying, and dating country antiques, along with trends and the best places to find these items. With over 600 photos and accurate, current prices, readers will be assisted in buying and selling decorated stoneware, furniture, coffee mills, butter churns, kitchen baskets, coffee pots, and quilts.

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The current popularity of the "country look" in home decorating is reflected in the growing number of collectors of American country antiques. Generously illustrated with photographs of country furniture, decorated stoneware, graniteware, and more, this is a useful sourcebook for the collector.

Prices are offered with the assumption that the items depicted are in original and excellent condition. The authors have consulted private collectors, auction houses, and nationally known dealers; prices reflect what items have sold for at auctions and at antique shops or malls.

Chapters include sections on textiles, windmill weights, and country-store antiques and collectibles. The novice collector will appreciate such chapters as "Buying and Selling Country Antiques" and "Antiques 102: The Crash Course." "Auctions, Shops and Markets" showcases a number of noteworthy dealers and their wares.

Throughout the book are a number of helpful features: chronologies that chart the development of particular industries or inventions, suggestions for further reading, practical tips on collecting particular items, and definitions of terms used. Addresses, telephone, and sometimes fax numbers are provided for a number of collectors and dealers. Scattered throughout are question-and-answer discussions of particular types of items.

Wallace-Homestead Price Guide to American Country Antiques is a reasonably priced annual publication, recommended for collections of any size needing an up-to-date resource book on a collecting trend that shows no sign of waning.

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