"Arthur Negus has written this book on his favourite subject, English period furniture, preserving some of what he has said over the years on 'Going for a Song' and his radio programme, 'Talking about Antiques'. In conversation with Max Robertson, his natural and distinctive conversational style with its special turn of phrase has been preserved exactly as he talks about his own background and training, and about the development of English furniture. This he does by discussing by subject with illustrations pieces he has handled and liked on television or in his own business - chairs, tables, chests, bureaux and bureau bookcases, mirrors, and a few objects that defy category. Finally he has added, in abbreviated form, his hints on how to recognise style, period and value, and some useful drawings of different styles of legs and handles showing their development. Through his stories about his early days in the trade and his comments on individual pieces Arthur Negus shows how his judgment was developed and how his almost instinctive knowledge is founded on what he has learnt about period, style and craftsmanship. This is not only a book for those who buy period English furniture, or enjoy looking at in shops, sales rooms and collections, but for anyone who has enjoyed watching Arthur Negus putting across his knowledge." Includes black-and-white photos.
Book in good condition with some dust jacket wear.