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The Furniture Bible


In this work, author Christophe Pourny teaches readers everything they need to know about the provenance and history of furniture, as well as how to restore, update, and care for their furniture―from antiques to midcentury pieces, family heirlooms or funky flea-market finds. The heart of the book is an overview of Pourny’s favorite techniques―ceruse, vernis anglais, and water gilding, among many others―with full-color step-by-step photographs to ensure that readers can easily replicate each refinishing technique at home.        

Written by Christophe Pourny. Published by Artisan Publishing, 2014. 304 pages, hardcover.