Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts

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Monday, October 15, 2018–Sunday, October 21, 2018
Northern Illinois University - Naperville
1120 East Diehl Road
Naperville, IL
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Valerie Hale, ISA CAPP Mickey Logan, ISA CAPP

52 ISA Professional Development Credits


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.

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

*Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $100 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.*


$1,400.00 before October 08, 2018

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