Victorian Antique Furniture Books For The Holidays

by John Werry on December 21, 2008

If you need a relatively inexpensive gift for the holidays for a Victorian collector, the Victorian Antique book page is a good source for some ideas.  Most of the links on the page are to which is a very efficient operation that is able to get books out the door and to your doorstep quickly.  Shipping is free during the holidays and today is the last day for free 2-day shipping for delivery by the 24th.

To me, the core must-have books for Victorian furniture collectors are:

  • Styles of American Furniture by Dubrow & Dubrow
  • Furniture of the 19th Century by Dubrow & Dubrow
  • Victorian Detail: A Working Dictionary by Priscilla Meyer

On to the Victorian Furniture Book page …

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lise bohm December 24, 2008 at 10:34 am

John, One good reference book is “19 Century Furniture” by Otto. You will find some mistakes in the book but it is a great reference book on the period.



RareVictorian December 25, 2008 at 10:51 am

Lise, thanks, yes, that is one of my stand-bys. I have a special shelf with the ones that I go to most often and that one is there. One has to be aware of the “mistakes” as you say, though. Sounds like a project for Rare Victorian and the readers. Finding and correcting reference book errors.


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