American Treasure Hunt: The Legacy of Israel Sack

Harold Sack, Author, Max Wilk, Author Little Brown and Company $24.95 (270p) ISBN 978-0-316-76593-0
With Wilk's help, Sack tells the romantic story of the famed company that bears his father's name. Israel Sack, a cabinet maker, arrived in Boston from Lithuania in 1903. Recognizing the beauty of American craftsmanship, he traveled around the state buying furniture fastidiously created in early centuries but unappreciated at the time. These objects formed the first collection in the antique dealer's small shop. His reputation grew, bringing such customers as Henry Ford, Ima Hogg and other wealthy notables. Today his company is still a family business. Illustrating the book are photos of rare pieces: exemplifying Sack pere's belief in antiques as investments, a table depicted here that he sold for $15,000 in 1953 has since been auctioned for $1 million. (October 30)
Reviewed on: 10/28/1986
Release date: 11/01/1986
Paperback - 298 pages - 978-0-9638464-0-2
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