The Appraisal of European Furniture Styles 1700-2000
Elegant, graceful, and perfectly constructed, European furniture has long been the bar against which all other decorative arts are measured. For appraisers, collectors, and dealers, it is essential to know the major stylistic developments, materials, and manufacturing techniques of various regional and historical styles in European furniture in order to assess value. Learn to identify major European furniture styles in different periods and regions and to recognize their modes of construction, while developing the tools needed to determine historic and contemporary value. In class, discuss variations in continental furniture from country to country, as well as the unifying characteristics that transcend ethnic or national design.
You'll Walk Away with
- The ability to appraise furniture
- Knowledge of European furniture construction
- Prospective and practicing appraisers
- Art professionals and enthusiasts