Caring for Your Cherished Possessions

Caring for Your Cherished Possessions

by Mary Kerney Levenstein, Cordelia F. Biddle
     
 
An invaluable guide for everyone who owns fine and precious things and wants to know how to maintain their beauty and value. Whether it's art objects, furnishings, or textiles, this complete, practical book provides state-of-the-art and traditional techniques for effective preservation and restoration.

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An invaluable guide for everyone who owns fine and precious things and wants to know how to maintain their beauty and value. Whether it's art objects, furnishings, or textiles, this complete, practical book provides state-of-the-art and traditional techniques for effective preservation and restoration.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Levenstein and Biddle have gone through the whole house and give detailed instructions on how to care for virtually every possession in it--metals, photographs, ceramics, glass, rugs, clothing, textiles, quilts, furniture, and artwork. They stress preventative care--if the moths have arrived, it's too late. They cover mildew, stain removal, bleaching, carpet pile, wicker, leather, and bubble gum. There are lists of associations, museums, and conservationists to be contacted for more information, as well as a list of products and places to buy them. Much thought and care has gone into this book--respect and concern for special possessions is evident on each page. Handy to have.-- Patty Miller, New Hampshire Vocational-Technical Coll. Lib., Laconia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517570876
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/15/1989
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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