Talk about books! Two terrific educational, enlightening and entertaining examples that'll keep you busy for hours on end and that'll turn a knucklehead into a know-it- ll are "How to Speak Furniture With an Antique American Accent -- Buying, Selling and Appraisal Tips Plus Price Guides," by Jeanne Siegel, and "How to Speak Furniture With an Antique Victorian Accent -- Buying, Selling and Appraisal Tips Plus Price Guides," by the same author and appraiser.
They are available for $12.95 each, plus $2 postage each, from Bonus Books, 160 E. Illinois St., Chicago, Ill. 60611, or for $28.40 postpaid for both. Or phone (312) 467-0580 for information.
These books are packed with useful, easy-to-read information that teaches one how to indentify and recognize various styles of antique furniture, decorations, hardware, details, motifs, types, origins, parts, pieces, turnings, trims and everything else imaginable. They are designed with easy-to-use flip-and-find pages and are bendable, making it easy to store them in purses, pockets and glove compartments when antiquing.