Collins Care & Repair of Antiques & Collectables is a comprehensive and superbly illustrated reference book on looking after and repairing all the smaller collectables one might inherit, pick up at a fair or find in a second-hand shop.
The book includes many of the professional tricks of the trade, using readily available materials and equipment, but does not encourage the restoration of valuable antiques, which should always be worked upon
Collins Care & Repair of Antiques & Collectables is organized by material in order to cover the widest possible range of objects:
Ceramics – china and pottery
• Metal – silver, gold, copper, brass, pewter, bronze, tinware, lead, iron and steel
• Semi-precious materials – tortoiseshell, horn, coral, jet, jade, amber, marble and mother-of-pearl
• Wood and veneer
• Fabrics – carpets and rugs
• Paper – books, prints and documents
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useful to those who have inherited a damaged treasure... and gives you the confidence to go for that damaged piece at auction and see it brought back to life. -- Antiques Magazine, March 2002From the Back Cover:
THE ESSENTIAL STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUYING, REPAIRING AND PRESERVING ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES
• Over 700 full-colour illustrations and photographs
• Caters for all levels of experience from cleaning jewellery to repainting damaged porcelain
• Includes helpful hints on mounting pictures and wall hangings, displaying collections, safe and efficient storage, and protecting antiques from accidental damage and deterioration
With clear and easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations, 'Collins Care and Repair of Antiques and Collectables' gives practical advice on mending, cleaning and conserving objects made from paper, metal, ceramics, glass, wood, textiles, plastic and semi-precious materials.
Though rare and valuable antiques are specifically excluded, the book covers the widest possible range of collectables from Victorian times up to the 1950s.
• Advice on where to buy antiques and what to look for
• Tips from practising restorers and conservators
• Mounting and displaying collections to advantage
• Recommendations for storing and using antiques safely
• Specially commissioned photographs that illustrate the range and diversity of antiques that can be restored by non-professionals
'Collins Care and Repair of Antiques and Collectables' is just the book for people who enjoy picking up a bargain at an antique market or junk shop and giving it a new lease of life. It is also a boon for anyone who wants to preserve well-loved heirlooms that may have little intrinsic value but mean a great deal to them.
You don't have to be an expert to get results – from cleaning books and prints to restoring stained ceramics, many of the tips and techniques included require no previous experience of antique restoration. And there's no need for a workshop filled with specialised equipment. Most of the tools and materials recommended can be obtained from local hardware stores, DIY centres or craft-materials suppliers.
There is also clear advice on when to get expert help, so that you can proceed with confidence in the knowledge that you are not about to spoil a valuable or fragile piece that would be better off in the hands of a professional restorer.
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