The Art of the Painted Finish for Furniture & Decoration: Antiquing, Lacquering, Gilding & The Great Impersonators

The Art of Painted Finish for Furniture & Decoration: Antiquing, Lacquering, Gilding & the Great Impersonators
comes with 38 color plates, including of 80 life-style samples, and 100 how-to drawings. Painted finishes can be used almost everywhere -- on furniture, decorative objects, even the walls of rooms. This book rescues and re-creates this nearly lost art and does so with the realistic and practical use of modern tools and materials. Generously illustrated, this is a reference book, studio manual, and art book all in one. It is indispensable to professionals -- architects, interior designers and decorators, artists, art teachers and students, and furniture designers -- and to all those interested in arts, crafts and antiques.