About this title: From the egg beater to the bird cage to the monogrammed trousseau basket, wire objects once filled our homes, serving both decorative and practical functions in our everyday lives. Today many of these fanciful wire pieces are irresistible collectibles snapped up by designers, decorators, and flea market buffs. This delightful paperback -- with more than 300 amazing illustrations, including newly commissioned photography, old advertisements, vintage photos, and pages from early catalogues -- celebrates the extraordinary in the ordinary. A treasure trove of home-design ideas, it examines a rich array of wire pieces once used in our kitchens and playrooms, gardens and wine cellars -- and shows how the discriminating eye can uncover marvelous finds at flea markets and antique shops.
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