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Miller's Care & Repair of Antiques & Collectibles: A Step-by-Step Guide
     

Miller's Care & Repair of Antiques & Collectibles: A Step-by-Step Guide

by Judith Miller
 

One way to turn a profit when buying and selling antiques is to purchase a damaged piece, then repair and restore it. But it can be difficult to assess what you should and should not do to get the highest possible return on your collectible.Miller's, the antiques authority, provides invaluable guidance, with this heavily illustrated guide filled with step-by

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One way to turn a profit when buying and selling antiques is to purchase a damaged piece, then repair and restore it. But it can be difficult to assess what you should and should not do to get the highest possible return on your collectible.Miller's, the antiques authority, provides invaluable guidance, with this heavily illustrated guide filled with step-by-step sequences and artwork. It clearly explains what an amateur can safely undertake...and when to call in the professionals. Each section, from furniture to ceramics to musical boxes, explains the materials and their common problems, together with causes and prevention. There's advice on siting, display, care, cleaning, handling, and transportation. You'll find categories that similar books often ignore, so whether you're into arms and armor or teddy bears,Miller'shas you covered.

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Library Journal

Whether you have a fantastic collection of antiques or even just one special piece, this revision and update of the 1998 edition will help you to keep it in good repair. Antiques expert and author Miller arranges sections by general categories of collectibles, with each section starting with an introduction to needed tools and materials. She also covers general care and cleaning and focuses on special issues like era-specific materials and construction. Projects are accompanied by colorful, detailed photos and thorough instructions and arranged in a crisp and neat layout. Typical projects include replacing a missing ceramic handle and dealing with holes in fabric or dings in metalware. This improved edition is highly recommended for all library collections.


—Karen Ellis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845334260
Publisher:
Octopus Books
Publication date:
05/06/2008
Series:
Miller's Collector's Guides
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.37(h) x 1.03(d)

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