Book Description: You may be lucky enough to own an antique mahogany highboy, but can you be sure it is 18th-century? How do you know if the handles and feet are original, and there are no replaced parts? Do you know whether it is North American, British or French? How about your favorite chest of drawers? Is it a desirable original 19th-century piece, or a reproduction? Miller's Collecting Furniture: The Facts At Your Fingertips answers all such questions and more. All the major categories of furniture, such as chests, chairs, tables, dining, writing and bedroom furniture, are included, as well as children's furniture, garden furniture and collectible 20th-century pieces by such makers as Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen.