First guidebook printed in America dealing with furniture finishing, preparing, cleaning surfaces, dyeing, staining, varnishing. Detailed procedures on French polishing, mirror silvering, gilding, Boulle-work marquetry, much more.ing craftsmen. Commonly the formulas and directions were lifted verbatim or hastily paraphrased from other such guidebooks. so that it can be difficult to trace material back to its original source. The titles changed. and each volume wasanbsp;...
|Title||:||The First American Furniture Finisher's Manual|
|Author||:||Robert D. Mussey|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 1827|