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Antiques & Collectibles From Bruce McLeod


Illustrated Chinese Furniture Through the Ages

By Changjiang, Ruan

Taipei, Taiwan: SMC Publishing + Jiangsu Art Publishing House, 1992 VERY GOOD++ First Edition. A beautiful copy, nearly perfect wraps with no creases. No markings. Fine unmarked interiors. French flaps. Approx. 6" x 8.25", 320 pages. Approx. 2000 line drawings of Chinese furniture styles. Captions in Chinese, English introduction and English historical overviews for each chapter. The contents of this instrumental book include 52 furniture figures of the Shang, Zhou, Warring States, Han and Three Kingdoms periods - 108 furniture figures of the Two Jins, Northern and Southern, Sui, Tang, and Five Dynasties - 75 furniture figures of the Song, Liao, Jin and Yuan Dynasties - 423 furniture figures of the Ming Dynasty - 158 furniture figures of the Qing Dynasty - 29 furniture figures of modern times, and 111 figures of hardware pieces for decoration - as well as the mortise and tenon construction of the Ming and the Qing. There are 956 furniture forms of ancient times in China, and about 1000 figures of classical furniture with exact sources and specifications. The figures can serve as reference material for designers of furniture, architecture, gardens, industrial arts, and picture books, as well as film producers, directors and others. . Soft Cover.


Antiques on the Cheap; a Savvy Dealer's Tips: Buying, Restoring, Selling

By McKenzie, James W

Pownal, VT, USA: Storey Books, 1998 Fine/Fine HCDJ, a beautiful unmarked copy, appears unread. 5.75" x 8.5", 219 pages, illustrated, index. McKenzie provides useful tips not only for the business pro but also for the flea-market junkie on how to rummage for, buy, and sell antiques and on how to establish a profitable business. He provides information on how to do minor repairs on collectibles and also offers guidance on major restoration projects, such as rebuilding old trunks or resilvering mirrors. The writing is straightforward, the advice is practical as well as easy to understand, and the book will be of interest to most antique buffs.. Hard Cover.


Look After Your Antiques; A Practical Guide to Care and Repair

By Mills, John FitzMaurice

Castle Books, 1981 Near-Fine/Near-Fine First Edition, 1st USA Printing. Top corners bumped, otherwise FINE. No markings, pristine interiors, appears unread. 5.5" x 8.75", 160 pages, illustrated. Antiques can suffer from the evils of pollution, excessive heating or colling, and are prone to damage from concussion, fractures, moulds and attack by pests. The author, a professional restorer for more than 30 years, offers detailed practical advice on how to look after your treasures - everything from furniture to sculptures and textiles, from old toys to sports trophies, from leather to jewelry to sculptures. Includes a list of recommended products, and info on where to obtain unusual restoration materials. . Hard Cover.


Selected Works from the Winnipeg Art Gallery Collection

By Eckhardt, Ferdinand (Curator)

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: W.A.G., 1971. FINE First Edition. Appears unhandled and unread - book never fully opened, no wear, no markings, superb copy. 6" by 9", 192 pages. Great overview of the WAG collection, includes traditional and contemporary art, and works of North American Indians & Inuit, and African arts. Oil paintings, bronzes, sculptures, abstract and impressionist art, fine china, furniture. Includes works of Leo Mol, A.Y. Jackson, Emily Carr and many more.. Soft Cover.


Sotheby's Preview April 1996

By Sotheby's

Sotheby's Holdings, 1996. FINE 9" by 11.5" in glossy card covers featuring photo of Jackie Kennedy, with John F. Kennedy in the background. No markings, no wear, superb copy.. Large Softcover.


Glass Table-Ware (Small Book No. 1)

By Victoria and Albert Museum

London, U.K.: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1962. AS-NEW 1962 reprint of 1947 First Edition. 4.74" by 7", 30 pages, softcover. Small Book No. 1 shows 36 fine examples of antique glass: Roman dish, bowl, cups and jug - Teutonic ale-glass, Persian bottles and dish, Venetian style beaker, ewer, wine glasses - English wine bottle, wine glasses, decanters and jug,. Soft Cover.


Gollantz & Partners
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Gollantz & Partners

By Jacob, Naomi

London, U.K.: Hutchinson & Co., 1958 NEAR-FINE/GOOD+ First Edition, 1st Printing with original art by 'Biro' dust-jacket. Missing front endpaper, otherwise FINE (not ex-lib). Clean, tight, unmarked. Nice burgundy boards with gilt titles on spine. Unclipped DJ has several tape repairs & edgewear. 5.25" by 8", 280 pages. - The 7th and final story of the Gollantz family saga, and antique dealers in the U.K.. Hard Cover.