Points of Furniture: Early American
by Albert Sack
Sack (Foreword) | John Meredith, II Graham (Introduction)
is the Revised Edition of the classic bible of American furniture.
It presents a thorough analysis, through over 700 photographs
and detailed text, of the various elements of design, decoration,
craftsmanship, construction, and finish of early American furniture.
Each type is shown and discussed with three examples: good,
better, best and the relative merits and consequent value differentials
of each are compared.
It explains why superficially similar pieces of furniture of the same
approximate age and scarcity, and possibly by the same maker, may vary
considerably in desirability and worth.
is a unique, indispensible guide for today's students, collectors,
dealers, and curators in judging and evaluating antiques. More
than 100 types are discussed and 675 examples are illustrated,
including some of the most notable pieces. The ultimate reference,
as important today as when first written in 1950.
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