Series: American Association for State and Local History
Paperback: 233 pages
Publisher: AltaMira Press; 3 edition (October 6, 1995)
Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.6 x 8.8 inches
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At a workshop on conserving antiques given by conservators, this book was recommended as "one of the few reliable texts widely available." Their booklet describes the book: "Simple, easy to understand book on furniture care and simple treatments."
Written as a guide for museum conservators by a conservator. Presents excellent practical information and presents a code of ethics. Anyone who owns, cares for or commercially works on antiques should read McGiffin's work.
This is by far the best book on conservation i have ever read
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