A complete step-by-step guide to buying, repairing and preserving antiques and collectables. A definitive reference for looking after the small collectables that one might inherit, pick up at a fair or find in a second-hand shop.
This book contains complete, practical advice on mending, cleaning and conserving objects made from paper, metal, ceramics, glass, wood, textiles and plastics. Includes many of the professional tricks of the trade, using readily available materials and equipment.
- Advice on where to buy antiques and what to look for
- Tips from practising restorers and conservators
- Recommendations for storing and using antiques safely