Eighteenth Century French Furniture

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This guide discusses the period from the Regence to Neoclassicism. Its clear language and comprehensive coverage enables newcomers to identify the differenc styles at once with all the assurance of an expert. Giacomo Wannenes examines over a thousand pieces used in their construction, decorative elements, marquetry and stylistic variations. For each piece he provides an overall valuation taking account of both its commercial and aesthetic worth He also considers the problem of fakes, describing the tricks, modifications and copies that may deceive even the most keen of collectors.