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By Christophe Pourny

Christophe Pourny discovered the paintings of furnishings recovery in his father’s atelier within the South of France. during this, his first booklet, he teaches readers every thing they should learn about the provenance and heritage of furnishings, in addition to easy methods to restoration, replace, and take care of their furniture—from antiques to midcentury items, kin heirlooms or funky flea-market reveals. the center of the e-book is an outline of Pourny’s favourite techniques—ceruse, vernis anglais,and water gilding, between many others—with full-color step by step images to make sure that readers can simply mirror each one refinishing process at domestic. Pourny brings those ideas to lifestyles with a bankruptcy dedicated to real-world refinishing tasks, from a veneered desk to an ebonized table, a gilt body to a painted northern ecu hutch. Rounding out this finished advisor is care and upkeep info, together with tips to correctly fresh leather-based, polish undefined, repair a damaged leg, and change felt pads, in addition to recipes to make your individual wax, shellac, varnish, stain, and extra.

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WHAT YOU’LL FIND: Trunks, mainly. Also practical trestles and benches. THE SPACE: People lived in one big room where gathering, eating, and sleeping took place, so all furnishings had to multitask—and be knocked down or pushed up against the walls when not in use. Medieval Stool Medieval Chayère A Return to Stability: From Romanesque to Gothic Late 12th Century to 1500 As civilization began to flourish again, furniture became more functional and permanent. Legs were used to lift pieces off the ground, chests boasted feet and more elaborate iron hardware, curtains enfolded beds to block drafts, benches and stools sprouted backs and arms.

Also explained are the precious materials you’re likely to find cladding your piece—some common (leather, cane), others less so (shagreen, tortoiseshell)—and a primer on how to handle them. An understanding of the building blocks of fine-furniture making will help you identify, care for, and respect what you own—and the artisan who made it. 18th-Century French Provençal Armoire Common Wood Species How to identify them, where you’ll find them—and how to (re)finish them. The print edition of this book includes a chart called Common Wood Species.

Cardboard or straw padding packed inside gives the cushion a nice shape. Finishing options Caning or rush can be finished to your liking. Because caning does not take color easily, it is often tinted via spray-lacquering. Insist instead on linseed or tung oil, either natural or colored. The best choice for rush is natural or colored wax; wait at least a week for the rush to dry before finishing. In both cases, I prefer seats to get patinated by use—versus faux aging—so their newness fades naturally, without artifice.

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