MILLER'S CARE AND REPAIR OF ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES


MILLER'S CARE AND REPAIR OF ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES

JUDITH MILLER    Book Number: 89942    Product format: Hardback

Throwing out an old rug or chair can be a thing of the past with this comprehensive guide to reviving worn or broken items. Sometimes we soldier on with a drawer that sticks or a chipped teapot, but for a small outlay of money and time we can recreate a fully functioning and aesthetically attractive article. This book is aimed at amateur restorers and is divided into 14 sections including furniture and upholstery, ceramics and glassware, jewellery, art and toys. The author always makes it clear where professional work is advised. Each section includes an introduction to the collectibles in the category and a breakdown of tools and equipment needed for maintenance and repair. Restoring furniture not only covers loose joints and breakages, but oiling, waxing, polishing and hiding scratches. The section on upholstery starts with the relatively easy task of re-upholstering a drop-in seat pad, including renewing the webbing and stuffing, followed by a more substantial project of re-upholstering a button-back chair, taking us through the process of ripping off, sanding down, springing the seat and doing the stuffing in two stages, including a fabric roll at the edge to prevent sagging. The addition of covers and buttons makes it an impressive work of art and craft. Rugs and carpets have different methods of weaving and dyeing which affect the method of repair, and a double spread on the details of cleaning and displaying is invaluable. The section on ceramics includes modelling new handles and spouts, and the jewellery advice covers restringing necklaces. The chapter on toys includes maintenance of Barbie and Buzz Lightyear. 23 x 26cm, 288pp, step by step instructions, colour photos, tools, diagrams.
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ISBN 9781845334260
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