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By Frank Farmer Loomis IV

Grasp vintage kinds Painlessly

Not convinced tips on how to inform Chippendale from Queen Anne, or paintings Deco from artwork Nouveau? research the straightforward manner with the author's wonderful type. Frank Farmer Loomis IV is a professional communicator who is aware how one can interact scholars with anecdotes and humor. If you're trying to find transparent, basic factors instead of unpronounceable phrases like corbeille a fleurs (flower basket) or sang de boeuf (red glaze), you've come to the best position, as he'll "demystify all of the difficult twaddle" for you. And whereas you're studying, observe your antiquing character and the way antiquing can lessen stress.

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If the ornateness of this Symphonion grandfather clock with music box stirs you, you just may have a Victorian collecting spirit. indd 33 7/22/05 10:02:07 PM 34 | Antiques 101: A Crash Course in Everything Antique in assorted styles, but compared to the furnishings of the succeeding era, most 1700s pieces seem rather staid. As Georgian understatement ruled in Britain and America, furniture was sparse and low-key, lacking ostentatious touches such as gilt decoration. A Georgian mantel generally held a pair of vases, one on each side of a centrally placed bowl, and a single picture was centered above the fireplace.

Rather than limiting our collecting to one era or style, this alternative offers many more wonderful antiques. No matter what your antiques personality, most collectors love vintage Christmas antiques. This Christmas tree has a key-wound musical stand. indd 35 Forsythes’ Auctions 7/22/05 10:02:09 PM 36 | Chapter 5 Skinner Auctions, Inc. indd 36 Throughout history, many countries, including China, Japan, Italy, Holland, as well as those in Scandinavia and Africa, have created magnificent antiques.

During Queen Anne’s reign, an ingenious cabinetmaker invented modern furniture. Previously, chair backs were rigidly perpendicular to seats. Comfort finally arrived with the introduction of a back that followed the spine’s curve. This revolutionary model, known as the spoon back, has a central wooden backrest shaped like a vase or fiddle. Many 1700s cabinetmakers, besides being decorators, operated as informal confidents for female clients. ” Along with spoon backs, progress in the comfort department materialized again when a responsive craftsman widened the standard tiny seat into a more commodious horseshoe shape.

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