This is the most comprehensive study of Old West art and antiques from the Golden State to date. Best quality furniture, gold and silver objects, gold quartz jewelry, gambling tools, firearms, Bowie knives, and beer advertising items of California significance from 1850 to 1920 are shown in over 700 color photos with extensive descriptions and history. An extensive directory of California makers and manufacturers is especially useful for reference. California's Old West legacy is captured in the dramatic imagery and carefully researched explanations.
Brad and Brian Witherell, a father and son team, are experienced and respected auctioneers and antiques dealers in California who have worked with numerous museum and private collections of the best quality.