Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia

Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia

Hardback Mitchell Beazley

By (author) OCTOPUS BOOKS, Edited by Judith Miller, Edited by Steven Wooster

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  • Publisher: MITCHELL BEAZLEY
  • Format: Hardback | 592 pages
  • Dimensions: 239mm x 292mm x 46mm | 2,812g
  • Publication date: 6 August 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845337697
  • ISBN 13: 9781845337698
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New
  • Illustrations note: 3 maps, 1450 colour photographs and 450 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 215,054

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"...an ornament to any bookshelf and a treasure-trove of information" BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine. Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia is the most accessible and authoritative antiques reference book available. This new fourth edition reflects changes in the antiques market with updated price codes and a revised directory. First published in 1998, Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia has been hailed as the most accessible and authoritative antiques reference book ever published. It has gone on to sell over 150,000 copies worldwide and been published in seven languages. This new fourth edition includes a thoroughly updated directory, list of suppliers, and up-to-date price codes for each item. An essential addition to every bookshelf Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia offers clear and wide-ranging coverage of antiques and collectables, with valuable information for both the enthusiast and the experienced dealer. An extensive glossary explains the terms used throughout the book. Covers popular areas of collecting All the traditional areas of collecting are featured, with extensive sections on furniture, ceramics, silver, and glass. More specialist subjects, such as jewellery, scientific and medical instruments, Oriental art, and sporting memorabilia are also included. Easy to use Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia is organized for ease of reference with each main subject subdivided by type, country of origin or material. Clear cross-referencing at the end of a page or double-page spread leads you into related areas of interest. An international team of experts Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia is compiled by an international team of over 40 consultants and writers. Chosen for their in-depth knowledge of their subject and thorough understanding of the current antiques market, our specialists share their experience with you, offering helpful advice and handy tips. Clearly and logically organized, practical, and packed with absorbing and useful information, Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia is an invaluable aid to collecting and the definitive reference book on the subject. Contents Includes: Furniture Ceramics Silver Jewellery Glass Rugs & Carpets Clocks & Watches Textiles Arts & Crafts Art Nouveau Art Deco Mid-Century Modern Postmodernism Dolls & Teddy Bears Toys & Games Oriental Works of Art And More!

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Author information

Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since extended and reinforced her knowledge of antiques through international research, becoming one of the world's leading experts in the field. In 1979 she co-founded the international best-seller Miller's Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books, which are held in high regard by collectors and dealers. Judith Miller appears regularly on TV and radio. She is an expert on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and co-hosts the popular BBC TV series The House Detectives, ITV's Antiques Trail, and Discovery's It's Your Bid. She has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show and CNN. She is a regular lecturer and contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines, including Financial Times, BBC Homes & Antiques and House & Garden. She has lectured extensively, including at the V&A in London and the Smithsonian in Washington.

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"'An ornament to any bookshelf and a treasure-trove of information.' (BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine)"