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A Dictionary of American Antiques
A Dictionary of American Antiques
Author: Carl W. Drepperd
Fantastically comprehensive handbook covers all periods - William and Mary Queen Ann, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton, Directoire, Greek Revival, Duncan Phyfe and many more. (Even some Tudor). Thousands of precise descriptions all styles of furniture; all makes and types of silver, glass, pottery, clocks, lamps, pewter, mirrors, textiles, por...  more »
ISBN: 454254
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 404
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Publisher: Doubleday & Co.
Book Type: Paperback
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I have known about Carl Drepperd's books for years. A comprehensive survey of everything you wanted to know about antiques; phenomenal coverage. Even if you don't own them, you will want to read descriptions of the completely unique names and precise details of rare and long ago creations by artists who emigrated to the New World and used native materials, so many of which are prized and costly in our time. So interesting to read about devices and mechanicals that the early settlers used daily. The glass & porcelain entries are brilliant. It would cost tens of thousands of dollars just to collect the books he has researched (as shown in the included bibiography.)