Synopses & Reviews
Kovels' American Antiques is an indispensable tool for all collectors, history buffs, and anyone who wants to know how to recognize, evaluate, purchase and care for antiques. In a stunning package that showcases the breadth of expertise that defines their career, the Kovels have written an essential book about America's historical past for today's "new century" marketplace.
• Focuses on the antiques made or used in America from 1750–1900 that appeal to today's collector.
• Reflects all the new methods of dating and evaluating American artifacts.
•Covers 18th- and 19th-century pottery and porcelain, glass, furniture, silver, clocks, jewelry, and other decorative arts.
• Includes lists of the most important designers and factories with dates, locations, and marks PLUS a bibliography for further reading.
•Stories of discoveries, tips on care, and warnings about fakes and fantasy items.
An indispensable tool for all collectors, history buffs, and anyone who wants to purchase antiques, this stunning package showcases relics of America's historical past for today's "new century" marketplace. 400+ color photos.
About the Author
Ralph and Terry Kovel are the authors of more than 85 books and currently write a nationally syndicated newspaper column and a subscription-only newsletter. They appear on their own weekly television show on HGTV (Home & Garden Television), Flea Market Finds with the Kovels.