Antiquing Information: What Every Antique Hunter Must Know
I had the opportunity to review Antiquing Information: What Every Antique Hunter Must Know. And to be honest, the only reason I wanted to review this was so I could help my mil who has A LOT of questions about many different items around her house. 🙂
This book covers four different areas: an introduction to antique hunting (prices, what to look for, etc), pottery, furniture and glassware. Also included is some company contact information and references (both including links).
A couple things that really caught my attention:
Just because an object happens to be old, doesn't automatically make it an antique. Well, it doesn't make it a valuable antique -- one you would desire to own. The antique "connoisseurs" argue that age alone can't define value. You must also look a little farther, especially toward the quality of an object, whether it is furniture, glassware or pottery.
If there is no demand for a rare item of high quality in great condition, then it's likely that the item is not worth (at least at the moment) much at all.
I found out that antiques are scrutinized in four areas: quality (seen as the most important), condition, rarity and demand. I was informed of five “Rules of Antiquing” such as: shop around and be patient. Then “Tips & Tricks” like “black-lighting” – AMAZING information provided here!
The pottery section has a significant amount that covers history! WOW! We then move to furniture which covers oak, walnut and mahogany along with American and European. Although this section has a lot of history, the descriptions (at least for me) were easier to visualize. We move on to glassware which explains Europe, England and Ireland – again focusing on history with excellent description. [If you haven’t already gathered it yet…there are pretty much NO pictures in this ebook…which I personally would like to see added…pictures help, at least for me.]
The entire book is written with humor like this, “You nod politely, but I can see that “glaze” in your eyes.” (pg. 33)
Overall, to my surprise (since – remember – I said I got this to review for my mil)…I ENJOYED THIS BOOK! I think it has some VERY INTERESTING information with regards to antiques and I believe it would be helpful to just about anyone.
The author has a website with more antiquing information.
Have a wonderfully blessed day!
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