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Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts

Oct 15

Course Details

Date Monday, October 15, 2018 to Sunday, October 21, 2018
Time 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Location Northern Illinois University - Naperville
1120 East Diehl Road
Naperville, IL
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$1,400.00 before October 08, 2018
Contact Samantha Baron
  1. In-person
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The Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts Course provides information necessary to properly identify and value items within the broad category of antiques and residential contents. Focus is on skill building around analysis of construction and manufacturing; as well as identification of quality, age, and design characteristics of periods and styles. Concepts discussed in class will be reinforced with hands-on exercises. Research, identification, inspection and report writing tips for the appraiser are also discussed.

Course sections include:

  • furniture (English/American focus)
  • ceramics
  • glass
  • silver
  • toys and dolls
  • prints
  • books
  • textiles
  • vintage fashions
  • general household contents 
  • and others

The course includes an off-site field trip.

For those seeking accreditation, a post-course appraisal assignment is required, and an exam will be held on the final day. Breakfast and lunch each day is included in the course fee. 

This course is seven days, (October 15-October 21): 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with release on the last day at noon. Breakfast and lunch are included for the duration of the course with the exception of lunch on the final day. The exam will be held on the final day.

Pre-course reading and a written assignment are required for this course.

Course Location
Northern Illinois University – Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Rd. Naperville, IL 60563

Hotel Location
Embassy Suites by Hilton
1823 Abriter Court
Naperville, IL 60563

Toll free: 1.800.Embassy
Direct: 630.799.5900
ISA Group Code: ISC

Room Type: King Studio Suite

Please remember to ask for the ISA room block at a rate of $139/night plus tax (use code: ISC). Reservations should be secured by Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 12:00AM to take advantage of the room block rate.

Distance Education available
The Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts Course is also available via distance education.  Click here for more info.

Refund Policy
Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $200 will be issued on written cancellations or transfer requests received on or before October 1, 2018. Phone cancellations WILL NOT be accepted. Registrants assume full responsibility for notification to and verification of receipt by ISA. 

Refunds or credits will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival, flight/transportation cancellations, unattended events or early departure. In the rare event of a course cancellation, ISA is not responsible for nor will provide refunds for costs associated with travel, airfare, hotel or transportation costs incurred by the registered attendee. It is always recommended that the registrant considering purchasing independent travel insurance.


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