Caring for Your Cherished Possessions: The Experts' Guide to Cleaning, Preserving, and Protecting Your China, Silver, F urniture, Clothing, Paintings
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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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 ... Read full review
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