Appraisal of Historical Textiles and Costume
The recognition and identification of textiles are essential to a correct valuation in the appraisal of furniture, clothing, costumes, and home furnishings. What makes historical clothing or fabric collectible? Why is one fabric or costume more valuable than another? How does construction reveal the history of a piece? Explore the characteristics, manufacture, and trade in textiles, including osnaburg, dimity, shag, broadcloth, tapestries, European silks, and figured damasks. Examine how they were used in period upholstery, home furnishings, and historical fashions from cradle to coffin, bedroom to ballroom, and cotton field to battlefield.
You'll Walk Away with
- The ability to appraise textiles and clothing
- An understanding of textile styles and related movements
- Prospective and practicing appraisers
- Art professionals and enthusiasts