Chats on Household Curios
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Chats on Household Curios
By Fred. W. (Frederick William) Burgess
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Table of Contents
  • CHATS ON HOUSEHOLD CURIOS
    • BOOKS FOR COLLECTORS
  • Chats on Household Curios
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
    • I THE LOVE OF THE ANTIQUE
    • CHAPTER I THE LOVE OF THE ANTIQUE
      • No Place Like Home.
      • Curios in the Making.
      • The Day of the Curio Hunter.
      • The Influence of Prevailing Styles.
      • A Cultivated Taste.
    • No Place Like Home.
    • Curios in the Making.
    • The Day of the Curio Hunter.
    • The Influence of Prevailing Styles.
    • A Cultivated Taste.
    • II THE INGLE SIDE
    • CHAPTER II THE INGLE SIDE
      • Fire-making Appliances.
      • Tinder Boxes.
      • The Fireplace.
      • Andirons and Fire-dogs.
      • Sussex Backs.
      • Fireirons and Fenders.
      • Trivets and Stools.
      • Bellows.
    • Fire-making Appliances.
    • Tinder Boxes.
    • The Fireplace.
    • Andirons and Fire-dogs.
    • Sussex Backs.
    • Fireirons and Fenders.
    • Trivets and Stools.
    • Bellows.
    • III THE LIGHTS OF FORMER DAYS
    • CHAPTER III THE LIGHTS OF FORMER DAYS
      • Rushlights and Holders.
      • Candles, Moulds, and Boxes.
      • Snuffers, Trays, and Extinguishers.
      • Oil Lamps.
      • Lanterns.
    • Rushlights and Holders.
    • Candles, Moulds, and Boxes.
    • Snuffers, Trays, and Extinguishers.
    • Oil Lamps.
    • Lanterns.
    • IV TABLE APPOINTMENTS
    • CHAPTER IV TABLE APPOINTMENTS
      • Cutlery: Knives, Forks, and Spoons.
      • Salt Cellars.
      • Cruet Stands.
      • Punch and Toddy.
      • Porringers and Cups.
      • Trays and Waiters.
      • The Tea Table.
      • Cream Jugs.
      • Sugar Tongs and Nippers.
      • Caddies.
      • Chelsea and Bow Cupids.
      • Nutcrackers.
      • Turned Woodware.
      • On the Sideboard.
    • Cutlery: Knives, Forks, and Spoons.
    • Salt Cellars.
    • Cruet Stands.
    • Punch and Toddy.
    • Porringers and Cups.
    • Trays and Waiters.
    • The Tea Table.
    • Cream Jugs.
    • Sugar Tongs and Nippers.
    • Caddies.
    • Chelsea and Bow Cupids.
    • Nutcrackers.
    • Turned Woodware.
    • On the Sideboard.
    • V THE KITCHEN
    • CHAPTER V THE KITCHEN
      • The Kitchen Grate.
      • Boilers and Kettles.
      • Grills and Gridirons.
      • Cooking Utensils.
      • Warming Pans.
    • The Kitchen Grate.
    • Boilers and Kettles.
    • Grills and Gridirons.
    • Cooking Utensils.
    • Warming Pans.
    • VI HOME ORNAMENTS
    • CHAPTER VI HOME ORNAMENTS
      • Mantelpiece Ornaments.
      • Vases.
      • Derbyshire Spars.
      • Jade or Spleen Stone.
      • Wood Carvings.
      • Old Gilt.
      • Old Ivories.
      • Miniature Antiques.
    • Mantelpiece Ornaments.
    • Vases.
    • Derbyshire Spars.
    • Jade or Spleen Stone.
    • Wood Carvings.
    • Old Gilt.
    • Old Ivories.
    • Miniature Antiques.
    • VII GLASS AND ENAMELS
    • CHAPTER VII GLASS AND ENAMELS
      • Waterford, Bristol, and Nailsea.
      • Ornaments of Glass.
      • Pictorial Art in Glass.
      • Enamels on Metal.
    • Waterford, Bristol, and Nailsea.
    • Ornaments of Glass.
    • Pictorial Art in Glass.
    • Enamels on Metal.
    • VIII LEATHER AND HORN
    • CHAPTER VIII LEATHER AND HORN
      • Spanish Leather.
      • "Cuir boulli" Work.
      • Tapestry and Upholstery.
      • Chests and Coffers.
      • Leather Bottles and Drinking Vessels.
      • Leather Curios.
      • Shoes.
      • Horn Work.
    • Spanish Leather.
    • "Cuir boulli" Work.
    • Tapestry and Upholstery.
    • Chests and Coffers.
    • Leather Bottles and Drinking Vessels.
    • Leather Curios.
    • Shoes.
    • Horn Work.
    • IX THE TOILET TABLE
    • CHAPTER IX THE TOILET TABLE
      • The Table and its Secrets.
      • Combs.
      • Patch Boxes.
      • Enamelled Objects.
      • Perfume Boxes and Holders.
      • Dressing Cases.
      • Scratchbacks.
      • Toilet Chatelaines.
      • Locks of Hair.
      • Jewel Cabinets.
    • The Table and its Secrets.
    • Combs.
    • Patch Boxes.
    • Enamelled Objects.
    • Perfume Boxes and Holders.
    • Dressing Cases.
    • Scratchbacks.
    • Toilet Chatelaines.
    • Locks of Hair.
    • Jewel Cabinets.
    • X THE OLD WORKBOX
    • CHAPTER X THE OLD WORKBOX
      • Spinning Wheels.
      • Materials and Work.
      • Little Accessories.
      • Cutlery.
      • Quaint Woodwork.
      • The Needlewoman.
      • Old Samplers.
    • Spinning Wheels.
    • Materials and Work.
    • Little Accessories.
    • Cutlery.
    • Quaint Woodwork.
    • The Needlewoman.
    • Old Samplers.
    • XI THE LIBRARY
    • CHAPTER XI THE LIBRARY
      • From Cover to Cover.
      • Old Scrap Books.
      • Watch Papers.
      • Old Almanacs.
      • The Writing Table.
    • From Cover to Cover.
    • Old Scrap Books.
    • Watch Papers.
    • Old Almanacs.
    • The Writing Table.
    • XII THE SMOKER'S CABINET
    • CHAPTER XII THE SMOKER'S CABINET
      • Old Pipes.
      • Pipe Racks.
      • Tobacco Boxes.
      • Smokers' Tongs and Stoppers.
      • Snuff Boxes and Rasps.
    • Old Pipes.
    • Pipe Racks.
    • Tobacco Boxes.
    • Smokers' Tongs and Stoppers.
    • Snuff Boxes and Rasps.
    • XIII LOVE TOKENS AND LUCKY EMBLEMS
    • CHAPTER XIII LOVE TOKENS AND LUCKY EMBLEMS
      • Amulets.
      • Horse Trappings.
      • Emblems of Luck.
      • Lovespoons.
      • Glass Curios.
    • Amulets.
    • Horse Trappings.
    • Emblems of Luck.
    • Lovespoons.
    • Glass Curios.
    • XIV THE MARKING OF TIME
    • CHAPTER XIV THE MARKING OF TIME
      • Clocks.
      • Watches.
      • Watch Keys.
      • Watch Stands.
    • Clocks.
    • Watches.
    • Watch Keys.
    • Watch Stands.
    • XV MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
    • CHAPTER XV MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
      • Early Examples.
      • Whistles and Pipes.
      • Violins and Harps.
    • Early Examples.
    • Whistles and Pipes.
    • Violins and Harps.
    • XVI PLAY AND SPORT
    • CHAPTER XVI PLAY AND SPORT
      • Dolls.
      • Old Games.
      • Outdoor Amusements.
      • Relics of Old Sport.
      • Guns, Pistols, and Flasks.
    • Dolls.
    • Old Games.
    • Outdoor Amusements.
    • Relics of Old Sport.
    • Guns, Pistols, and Flasks.
    • XVII MISCELLANEOUS
    • CHAPTER XVII MISCELLANEOUS
      • Dower Chests.
      • Medicine Chests.
      • Old Lacquer.
      • The Tool Chest.
      • Egyptian Curios.
      • Ancient Spectacles.
      • Curious China Ware.
      • Garden Curios.
      • The Mounting of Curios.
      • Obsolete Household Names.
    • Dower Chests.
    • Medicine Chests.
    • Old Lacquer.
    • The Tool Chest.
    • Egyptian Curios.
    • Ancient Spectacles.
    • Curious China Ware.
    • Garden Curios.
    • The Mounting of Curios.
    • Obsolete Household Names.
    • INDEX
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