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Collecting Antiques For Pleasure And Profit free pdf COLLECTING ANTIQUES FOR PLEASURE AND PROFIT by FELIX GADE.First published in 1922 this book provides a narrative of twenty-five years search for antique furniture, prints, china, paintings and other works of art, copiously pictured with many fine examples. Contents include: INTRODUCTION. PART I. SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. CHAPTER I. LACQUER AND MARQUETRY ...29 Simple Oak Furniture. The Restoration a period of Luxury and Magnificence. Encouragement of Art and Beauty. Craze for Lacquer Work. Superiority of Oriental productions. The ideal existence of the Oriental craftsman. Difference between Oriental and European specimens. Quiet English marquetry. The * Seaweed/ II, TWIST-LEG FURNITURE AND GATE TABLES . 86 Value of Twist-leg furniture. Its variety. Good colour in oak furniture. Scarcity of good Gate tables. The Crutch table. Jacobean mouldings. French work. Local characteristics. III. CROMWELLIAN CHAIRS 42 Special charm of old pieces. Suitable coverings for Cromwellian chairs. Evidences of faking. Differences between Continental and English examples. Farthingale chairs. IV. OAK CHESTS 46 First piece of household furniture. Linenfold panels. Nonesuch chests. The Marquetry of Siena. Variety of Moulding, Patent Paint Re movers. Collecting Antiques PART II. EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. CHAPTER I> ACIE I. QUEEN ANNE FURNITURE ...5ft Exquisite simplicity. Worm-eaten furniture. Old Colour which cannot be imitated, English styles copied abroad. An English cabinet-maker at Ix* g horn. Copies by Italian workmen. Lack of finish. The effect of careful restoration. Black Italian furniture. A fine piece from Wales. Modern reproductions of the antique. The romance of some Queen Anno needlework. C* eso work* An old-time popular design. II. THE CHIPPENDALE PERIOD . 64 Chippendale's career. The house of Hatpf and Chippendale* Account rendered to Gurriek, Contemporary books of deaijw. The * Venus Martin.' Painted furniture. The Artn should bt* combined. One ot Chippendale's happient in spirations. An untouched old farm-houHc. Au early example. The adoption of French tlcsignw. The necessity of careful examination. An unusual piece of furniture. A ffrent increase in value* The value of old gilding. The purchasing power of money. III. THE HEPPLEWHITE AND SHERATON PERIOD Hi The pleasure of the search. A country farm house sale. A purchase in pieces. A mistake in restoration. A point to be remembered* A Settee for sale* The result of too gnsHt length in a fine specimen. Valuable Wine cooler*. Au unusual side table* PART III. MISCEJLLANEOUS* L CLOCKS 00 Nil Desporandum. Clocks that have Uad tlie base cut down, A loss to the town of Exetor. Th* high standard of English clock-making. The flmfc domestic clock. The Sh* p* head clock. An old Pansian sale book. The French ctockmaker** 8 Contents CHAP : PAGB The purchase of old clocks. Will Grymes de Cricklade. Superiority of English methods. High esteem for artists in bye-gone days. II. NEEDLEWORK 108 Excellence of present-day reproductions. The differences between the new and the old. Great revival in the art of needlework. Decorative old curtains. The restoration of old needlework. The property of an eighteenth century Oxford student. Work begun in 1795 still incomplete. A very old

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Author : Fleix Gade
Publisher : Read Books
Data Published : 04 November 2008
ISBN : 1443729337
EAN : 9781443729338
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 340 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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