A Manual of Mending & Repairing Antiques

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Read Books, Nov 1, 2008 - Antiques & Collectibles - 288 pages
Originally published in London 1896. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. A thorough knowledge of the art of repairing, mending, or restoring various objects and antiques is of very great value, since there is no antique business or household in which it is not often called for.Contents Include: Materials used in mending. Mending broken China, Porcelain, Crockery, Majolica, Terra Cotta, Brick and Tile Work. Mending Glass. Wood Shavings in mending and making many objects. Repairing Woodwork. Repairing and restoring Books, Manuscripts, and Papers. Papier-Mache. Repairing Toys. Mending Stone-Work, Mosaics, Ceresa Work, Porcelain or Crockery Mosaic. Repairing Ivory. Repairing Amber. Mending India Rubber Shoes and Making Garments waterproof. Mending Metal-Work. Repairing Leather Work. Mending Hats etc by Felting. Invisible Mending of Garments, Lace and Embroideries. Mending Mother of Pearl and Coral. Restoring and Repairing Pictures. General Recipes.

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