An essential addition to every bookshelf, Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia offers clear and wide-ranging coverage of antiques and collectables, with valuable information for both the enthusiast and the experienced dealer. An extensive glossary explains the terms used throughout the book. All the traditional areas of collecting are featured, with extensive sections on furniture, ceramics, silver, and glass. More specialist subjects, such as jewellery, scientific and medical instruments, Oriental art, and sporting memorabilia are also included. Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia is organized for ease of reference with each main subject subdivided by type, country of origin or material. Clear cross-referencing at the end of a page or double-page spread leads you into related areas of interest. Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia is compiled by an international team of over 40 consultants and writers. Chosen for their in-depth knowledge of their subject and thorough understanding of the current antiques market, our specialists share their experience with you, offering helpful advice and handy tips. Clearly and logically organized, practical, and packed with absorbing and useful information, Miller's Antiques Encyclopedia is an invaluable aid to collecting and the definitive reference book on the subject.