This antique book contains a concise yet comprehensive guide to the restoration and maintenance of household furniture. Complete with helpful tips, detailed instructions, and useful photographs, this text is perfect for the beginner and will be of great value to those with an interest in furniture restoration. The chapters of this book include: 'Distempering Ceilings and Walls', 'Preparing a Room for Painting and Papering', 'Painting Walls', 'Easing and Drought Proofing Windows and Doors', 'Renovating Iron and Brass Bedsteads', 'Renovating a Mantel Mirror', 'Re-Gilding and Restoring Picture Frames', 'Renovating a Grand-Father Clock', 'Renewing an Old Clock Dial', 'Covers for Old Clocks', 'Barometers: Renovating and Making', and 'Varnishing a Violin'. This text has been elected for modern republication due to its instructional value, and we are proud to republish it now complete with a new introduction on the making and restoring of furniture.
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