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by Brad Witherell

Download California's Best: Old West Art & Antiques (A Schiffer Book for Collectors) eBook
ISBN:
0764308416
Author:
Brad Witherell
Category:
Antiques & Collectibles
Language:
English
Publisher:
Schiffer Pub Ltd; 1st English Language Edition edition (June 22, 1999)
Pages:
252 pages
EPUB book:
1199 kb
FB2 book:
1575 kb
DJVU:
1297 kb
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Rating:
4.3
Votes:
821


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This is the most comprehensive study of Old West art and antiques from the Golden State to date. Best quality furniture, gold and silver objects, gold quartz jewelry, gambling tools, firearms, Bowie knives, and beer advertising items of California significance from 1850 to 1920 are shown in over 700 color photos with extensive descriptions and history. An extensive directory of California makers and manufacturers is especially useful for reference. California's Old West legacy is captured in the dramatic imagery and carefully researched explanations.
  • Zololmaran
I don't think anyone proofread the original manuscript. I counted over twenty typographical errors and viewed at least two misidentified items. The photographs are wonderful and the content good, but when you see that many typos it cheapens the product to the point of nearly being humorous.

I waited to see what was next and wondered about their claim of being a wonderful coffee table reference. Personally it has become more of an embarrassment to the typesetters art that conveys the fact they were irresponsible in the publication of this book.

3 stars is being generous. Learn to read before you print another book.
  • Gaudiker
This book was clearly written by people who have a passion for the trades and arts of the past. Lots of research and thought went into creating such a comprehensive account of the people who provided early California families with their treasured furniture, jewelry and housewares. I discovered it when I went to Witherell's website after seeing Brian Witherell do an appraisal on the Antiques Roadshow. He and his dad are both regulars on the show I just love to watch! I have this book as a sort of keepsake and reference for my own occasional purchases. It's great niche book for anyone wanting to know more about California's heritage of creativity.
  • Hellblade
This book is the single best compilation of fine antiques from the gold rush era of California available today. From beautiful Quartz Jewelry to fabulous images of saloon advertising art (and much more!) this book is a must for collectors of old west memorabilia. The photography and layout of the book are wonderful. Put this book as a must on your acquisition list!