About Barbara’s Book
Barbara's book, Antique Garden Ornament: Two Centuries of American Taste (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1999), is the definitive work in the field. A detailed history of garden ornament in America between 1740 and 1940, the volume is illustrated with extraordinary color images by the esteemed garden photographer, Mick Hales. All the ornaments depicted are the finest examples from existing private or once-private American historic gardens, including some estate gardens that have never been published. With new revelations about the dating and attribution of pieces, and new information concerning collections at historic American houses, this book is a truly innovative and comprehensive resource.
"This definitive work should enliven an already exciting garden ornament market, inspiring
collectors through the remarkable examples presented herein, in addition to providing an excellent
foundation for further consideration of American garden ornament."
— the late Mark Hampton, Preface to
Antique Garden Ornament: Two Centuries of American Taste
A Guide to Buying Antique Garden Ornament
The Guide is a profusely illustrated book designed to help buyers of garden ornament by providing them with precise detailed information and explanations distilled from Barbara's more than 25 years of experience as an antiques dealer.
Softcover, 6 x 9 inches, 72 pp., full-color
Price: $19.95 plus tax (NY, NJ and CT) and shipping