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From upholstering a buttonback chair to adjusting jewellry clasps, from repiling Persian rugs to retouching decoration on ceramics, this book explains how to care for and restore a range of familiar pieces whether they are valuable antiques or personal treasures.In this practical reference guide, Miller draws on her vast experience to guide readers through simple yet professional techniques in cleaning, repairing and maintaining pieces in the most appropriate way -- including when to call in an expert. This guide has everything to help restore favourite pieces to their former glory.
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Comprehensive coverage of the most popular antiques and collectables, now updated to include Modern furniture, dolls and teddy bears, toys, clocks and watches. Advice on all aspects of cleaning and maintenance as well as repair. Step by step photographs show you how to do it and help to explain technical and professional terms. Ideal for antique collectors and dealers as well as students studying upholstery and similar techniques.About the Author:
Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since extended and reinforced her knowledge of antiques through international research, becoming one of the world's leading experts in the field. In 1979 she co-founded the international best-seller Miller's Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books which are held in high regard by collectors and dealers.
Judith Miller appears regularly on TV and radio. She is an expert on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and has co-hosted the popular BBC series The House Detectives, ITV's Antiques Trail, and Discovery's It's Your Bid. She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and CNN. She is a regular lecturer and contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph, BBC Homes & Antiques and House & Garden. She has lectured extensively, including at the V&A in London and the Smithsonian in Washington.
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Book Description Mitchell Beazley, London, United Kingdom, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Comprehensive discussion with many full-color pictures and illustrations. Covers, furniture, canework, carpets, ceramics, upholstery and more. Bound in ivory cloth with gold lettering on spine. Indexed, list of all necessary tools proceeds each section. Seller Inventory # 001313