Antiques, Collectibles

SAMURAI SWORDS: A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO JAPANESE SWORDS

Written by Sinclaire, Clive
For 700 years Japanese civilization was dominated by a single warrior caste. This project looks at the weaponry of Samurai men and women over the centuries with specifically commissioned photography of reenactors wearing and museum-quality clothing and weaponry.
September 1, 2009 | Hardcover | Chartwell Books | 208 Pages |
$14.98

CHRISTMAS CRACKERS

Written by Kimpton, Peter
- A comprehensive, fascinating, and beautiful insight into the history of the Christmas cracker since its invention more than 150 years ago For over 150 years, crackers have been a traditional part of of Christmas festivities, but who created this wonderful innovation?
November 25, 2015 | Hardcover | Acc Art Books | 128 Pages |
$39.95

TREASURES OF THE GOLDMITH'S ART: THE MICHAEL WELLBY BEQUEST TO THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Written by Winterbottom, Matthew
The Wellby Bequest, received by the Ashmolean Museum in 2013, consists of some 500 precious and exotic objects, mainly from Continental Europe, from the late medieval to the rococo, and is the most remarkable accession of this kind of material to any museum in the UK since the bequest of Ferdinand de Rothschild to the British Museum in 1898 (the Waddesdon Bequest).
November 2, 2015 | Paperback | Ashmolean Museum | 160 Pages |
$25.00

WINCHESTER: AN AMERICAN LEGEND

Written by Wilson, Robert Lawrence
The most lavish work ever produced on American long arms, this book has been published with the full cooperation of the Winchester Division of the Olin Corporation, as well as Winchester licensee, the U.S. Repeating Arms Company. The book's large format presents many of the firearms in exquisite close-ups, accompanied by substantial details of history, development, and significance.
August 15, 2008 | Hardcover | Chartwell Books | 404 Pages |
$29.99

VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE FAIRS OF ENGLAND

Written by Price, Sandy
England - perhaps more than anywhere - is home to many excellent vintage and antiques fairs, from sprawling events attracting buyers from around the world to smaller local markets, from high-end affairs selling fine furniture, porcelain, silver and paintings to more modest gatherings offering everyday collectables and vintage.
June 1, 2013 | Paperback | Frances Lincoln | 245 Pages |
$19.95

STEAMPUNK: BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH THE NEW VICTORIANS

Written by Roland, Paul
Credited with cofounding the movement with his Edwardian/Victorian themed albums, Paul Roland traces the history of the genre, drawing on exclusive quotes from leading writers, artists, musicians, and filmmakers in the field
April 1, 2015 | Paperback | Oldcastle Books |
$17.95

KOVEL'S ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES QUIDE 2016

Written by Kovel, Kim
The 48th edition of Kovels', the leading antiques price guide, includes 32,000 listings and more than 2,500 full-color photographs. Kovels' is the most complete and best-illustrated price guide available, from the most trusted name in the industry.
September 22, 2015 | Paperback | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers |
$27.99

FABERGE EGGS BY VICTOR MAYER

Written by Kern, Anne-Barbara
Provides a full and richly illustrated catalogue of all the Fabergé egg objects produced in the Victor Mayer manufactoryNow for the first time, all pieces produced in Pforzheim are arranged art historically and presented in one volumeFabergé eggs are the embodiment of masterly goldsmithing and luxury gifts.
July 15, 2015 | Hardcover_OOP | Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH |
$60.00

START WITH A HOUSE, FINISH WITH A COLLECTION

Written by Miller, Leslie Anne
Offers a unique personal perspective on the journey of collecting American art and antiques Start with House, Finish with a Collection is the story of how a couple's use of American art and antiques evolved from furnishing a house into a full-blown passion for collecting.
May 15, 2014 | Hardcover | Scala Arts Publishers Inc. |
$75.00

PAPER PEEPSHOWS: THE JACQUELINE AND JONATHAN GESTETNER COLLECTION

Written by Hyde, Ralph
Peepshows were introduced in the mid-eighteenth century by Martin Engelbrecht in Augsburg. They called for a long wooden cabinet designed for purpose incorporating a viewing lens and sometimes a mirror. In the 1820s peepshows made entirely of paper appeared on the scene more or less at the same moment in Vienna, London and Paris. The clumsy cabinet was no longer called for.
May 15, 2015 | Hardcover | ACC Distribution |
$89.95

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