Antique Collecting PLR Ebook

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Table Of Contents

1 English furniture 6
2 Dictionary of English pieces 26
3 Continental furniture 44
4 American furniture 52
5 Points to look for in telling old from new 53
6 Pottery 55
7 English pottery 56
8 Continental pottery 63
9 Persia and neighbouring countries 74
10 America 76
11 Porcelain 78
12 English porcelain factories 80
13 Continental porcelain 94
14 Oriental pottery and porcelain 118
15 Glass 126
16 Silver and plate 136
17 Enamels 143
18 Metalwork 145
19 Jade and other stones 153
20 Ivory 157
21 Clocks, watches, musical boxes 160
22 Embroidery, lace, tapestry 166

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Part I



English furniture


ABOUT fifty years ago, when the subject of English furniture first began to be studied and to be written about, it was divided conveniently into four distinct types. One writer called his books on the subject The Age of Oak, The Age of Walnut, The Age of Mahogany and The Age of Satinwood. It is not really quite as simple as that, for each of the so-called Ages overlaps the others and it is quite impossible to lay down strict dates as to when any one timber was introduced or when it finally, if ever, went out of favour. However, these clear-cut divisions do make it easier to deal with the subject, and it may be as well to keep to them; bearing in mind that the dates given are no more than very rough guides.

Oak is the traditionally English wood and while it alone was almost solely used for the making of furniture from the earliest times until about 1650, it has actually continued along with other woods right down to the present day. Old oak furniture is solidly made—the wood is very hard, and not only resists decay and woodworm but calls for time, patience and strength to fashion it—and many surviving pieces are of large size and noticeably weighty. At the time when it was popular, the houses of those who could afford furniture (other than plain and simple pieces) were large and the principal room, the hall, was quite often vast in size. Tables and cupboards were correspondingly

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