Prepared by The War Department as a guide to the repair of furniture used in Army offices, clubs, messes, quarters and hospitals, this book provides detailed coverage of the construction of the more common pieces of furniture, and describes tools and techniques used in furniture repair. Book jacket.
Covering the period from the publication of Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Makers' Director (1754) to the Great Exhibition (1851), this book analyses the relationships between producer retailers and consumers of furniture and interior design, and explores what effect dialogues surrounding these transactions had on the standardisation of furniture production during this period. This was an era, before mass production, when domestic furniture was made both to order and from standard patterns and negotiations between producers and consumers formed a crucial part of the design and production process. This study narrows in on three main areas of this process: the role of pattern books and their readers; the construction of taste and style through negotiation; and daily interactions through showrooms and other services, to reveal the complexities of English material culture in a period of industrialisation.
Explaining when and how to refinish and repair an old piece of furniture, this do-it-yourself guide discusses the diverse methods, tools, and materials for working with furniture made of wood, wrought iron, marble, cane, and plastic
First published in 1954 as The Repair and Restoration of Antique Furniture, this work has been revised, expanded and reillustrated by V.J. Taylor, and is aimed at woodworkers, owners of traditionally crafted furniture, and antiques enthusiasts. It explains to the layman the professionals' techniques for repairing damaged furniture and restoring it authentically to prime condition. It describes systematically the six basic steps - dismantling, cleaning joints, restoring components, gluing up, levelling and sandpapering, and colouring and polishing. Included are not only the solutions to typical problems, but also some of the methods which the author devised to overcome more unusual difficulties.
This early manual is a fascinating read for any carpentry enthusiast or historian, but contains much information that is still useful and practical today. The primary aim is to furnish workers with information and practical suggestions, regarding the repair and refinishing of Antique and all other types of furniture. It is written in a form which is easy to read and understand, and it is intended to be used as a manual during the work. A comprehensive and informative look at the subject illustrated by extensive diagrams and photographs. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.