Caring for Your Cherished Possessions: The Experts' Guide to Cleaning, Preserving, and Protecting Your China, Silver, Furniture, Clothing, Paintings

Caring for Your Cherished Possessions: The Experts' Guide to Cleaning, Preserving, and Protecting Your China, Silver, Furniture, Clothing, Paintings

by Mary Kerney Levenstein
     
 

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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.  See more details below

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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
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:
9780517882269
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
09/20/1994
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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