• Early American Antique Country Furnishing

    Shows beds, chests, desks, chairs, tables, woodenware, pewter, tableware, fabrics, and games produced prior to 1800 and provides background information about each item

    • ASIN: 0517661837

  • A Museum of Early American Tools (Americana)

    This absorbing and profusely illustrated book describes in detail scores of early American tools and the wooden and metal artifacts made with them. Informally and expressively written, the text covers bulding tools and methods; farm and kitchen implements; and the tools of curriers, wheelwrights, coopers, blacksmiths, coachmakers, loggers, tanners, and many other craftsmen of the pre-industrial age. Scores of pen-and-ink sketches by the author accurately depict "special tools for every job," among them a hollowing gouge, hay fork, cornering chisel, apple butter paddle, boring auger, mortising chisel, a holding dog, hauling sledge, winnowing tray, reaping hooks, splitting wedge, felling axe, propping saw horse, and other traditional implements. Sure to be prized by cultural historians, this volume will delight woodcrafters interested in making their own tools and thrill general readers with its store of Americana.

    • Brand: Eric Sloane
    • ASIN: 0486425606
    • UPC: 800759425600

  • The Encyclopedia of Early American & Antique Sewing Machines: Identification & Values

    Collectors are bound to love The Encyclopedia of Early American and Antique Sewing Machines, Third Edition. This brand new third edition now contains 100 new detailed photographs, bringing the total to almost 600. Most are in color, with a large number of machines that have not appeared before. Prices, text, and rarity indicators have been updated. The material on vintage sewing machines has been greatly expanded, and a new appendix with a selection of photos of vintage machines has been added. The book traces the history and development of the sewing machine industry from 1800 to after 1900. Almost all known U.S. manufacturers of sewing machines up to 1875 (and several beyond) are highlighted: Singer, Wheeler & Wilson, Shaw & Clark, Weed, Howe, and Holly, to name just a few. Do you own your great aunt's antique treadle sewing machine? This book will identify and give the history of the manufacturer. Specific information is provided on restoring antique sewing machines, and toy sewing machines are also given coverage. This title is the standard reference for early American sewing machines. 2007 values.

    • Brand: Brand: Collector Books
    • ASIN: 1574325272

  • Early American Silver in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Metropolitan Museum of Art (Hardcover))

    This lavishly illustrated book documents the most distinguished works from the Metropolitan Museum’s extensive collection of domestic, ecclesiastical, and presentation silver from the Colonial and Federal periods. Detailed discussions provide a stylistic and socio-historical context for each piece, offering a wealth of new information to both specialist and non-specialist readers. Every object is documented with new photography that captures details, marks, and heraldic engraving. Finally, accompanying essays discuss issues of patronage and provenance, design and craft, and patterns of ownership and collecting, providing windows onto the past that help bring these pieces to life.

    • Brand: Brand: Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • ASIN: 0300191839

  • Diary of an Early American Boy: Noah Blake 1805 (Dover Books on Americana)

    For his fifteenth birthday in 1805, young Noah Blake's parents gave him a little leatherbound diary in which he recorded the various activities on his father's farm. This reprint of an actual early nineteenth-century book provides today's readers with a delightful rarity — a view of bygone days through the eyes of a young boy. Eric Sloane has taken the notebook with its brief comments and expanded the daily entries with explanatory narrative and 72 of his own remarkable drawings.Verbal and graphic sketches detail the construction of an entire backwoods farm as well as such common tasks as making nails, building a bridge, splitting shingles, spring plowing, and maple-sugaring. The result is "an extraordinary glimpse into everyday Early American rural life . . . [that] will delight readers of all ages." — History in Review.

    • Brand: Sloane, Eric/ Blake, Noah
    • ASIN: 0486436667

  • Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins

    The Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins By Q. David Bowers Foreword by Kenneth Bressett From Q. David Bowers comes a book so comprehensive and authoritative that only the "Dean of American Numismatics" could have created it! Drawing on the expertise of dozens of specialists from around the world, plus Bowers's own vast knowledge of the subject, the Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins includes: Chapter 1: Money in Early America Chapter 2: Minting and Distribution Chapter 3: Collecting Colonial Coins Chapter 4: How to Use This Book Chapter 5: Silver Coins of Massachusetts Chapter 6: British Coins and Tokens for America, Early Issues Chapter 7: American Coins and Tokens from 1783 to 1788 Chapter 8: Other Early American Pieces Chapter 9: European Coins and Tokens for America, Later Issues Chapter 10: Early Washington Coins and Tokens Chapter 11: Unrelated Foreign Coins Chapter 12: 19th Century Colonial Copies and Fantasies Selected Bibliography Index This is the new definitive reference on colonial and early American coins and tokens, and related issues. "I think we finally have something that will replace S.S. Crosby's Early American Coins-in spades!" -George Fuld, numismatic researcher and author "The Whitman Encyclopedia is a wonderful, ...

    • Brand: Brand: Whitman Publishing
    • ASIN: 0794825419

  • Early American Pattern Glass 1850-1910: Major Collectible Table Settings With Prices

    Describes the different patterns, briefly discusses their history, and lists prices for all pieces

    • Brand: Brand: Wallace-Homestead Book Co
    • ASIN: 0870695452

  • Antique Lamp Buyers Guide: Identifying Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Lighting (with Value Guide) (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

    Do you own an old lamp? Are you wondering what it is, how it was originally used, how you can make it better, or how much it was worth? If so, this book is written for you! Easy to read, and complete with price guide, The Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide answers many of the basic questions confronting lamp collectors from, "Where do I look for a manufacturer's signature?" to "How do I distinguish reproductions from originals?" Using a combination of color photographs and catalogue illustrations, this richly illustrated book provides a wealth of information for anyone interested in buying or selling old lighting. Author Nadja Maril also discusses the restoration issues that confront anyone wanting to use old lighting, such as rewiring, practical uses for fixtures originallly made for gas or oil, and restoring and protecting metal finishes. Sure to become an invaluable reference tool, The Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide covers examples of American lighting made between the mid-nineteenth century and the second World War, a time period during which lighting technology changed from oil to kerosene, gas, and electricity. An essential guide to identifying types of lamps and their styles, this book is designed for both the beginning and the advanced collector.

    • ASIN: 0764304275

  • Early American Pattern Glass: Collector's Identification & Price Guide

    Jam-packed with invaluable and indispensable information, this is the Pattern Glass guide that every collector needs. This completely revised and updated edition provides a comprehensive listing of Pattern Glass pieces for nearly 400 patterns. Each pattern includes alternate names, original production numbers, reproduction information, and references. Detailed descriptions of each piece list size, inscriptions, color, appearance, dates, and accurate pricing information. Images of each pattern, including Wedding Ring, Valentine, Royal Oak, Queen Anne, Galloway, and Bleeding Heart, facilitate easy identification. -- Nearly 400 American Pattern Glass patterns illustrated -- Accurate, up-to-date information -- Valuable cross-referenced index for easy use

    • ASIN: 0873494385