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TYPES & STYLES OF ANTIQUE FRENCH FURNITURE
French antique furniture styles & periods. Understand the basics in recognizing and authenticating antique furniture from France. Historical notes and appraisal factors that may affect their value...
ARTS & CRAFTS OF COLONIAL LOUISIANA - Brief history of 19thC Creole Art
Antique Arts & Crafts from colonial Louisiana & New Orleans. Interesting historical notes on 19thC Creole Art inspired by French colonists and local tribal affiliations...
ANTIQUE RUGS or ORIENTAL CARPETS - Care and Repair tips for Collectors
Advice on caring & repairing antique Rugs or Carpets. Read facts on the history and techniques used when making antique Oriental Rugs that are key to understanding how to preserve them...
MISSION STYLE FURNITURE - Early Spanish & Mexican influences on California
Historical account on how Mission furniture became the standard style in early California. Important facts to help you recognize antique Mission-styled furiniture and distinguish from new reproductions...
COLLECTIBLE BOOKENDS - Decorative styles & materials of fine or antique bookends
Evaluate & appreciate antique & collectible bookends. Learn to identify all types of decorative styles and age of collectible bookends. Various materials used in making bookends and appraisal considerations...
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ANTIQUE CHINESE PORCELAIN AND RECENT REPRODUCTIONS
Understanding Chinese porcelain. Differentiating between authentic Chinese antique porcelain and recently imported reproductions. Extensive research tools to understand the meaning of Chinese marks...
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