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The Furniture Bible by Christophe Pourny


The Furniture Bible by Christophe Pourny
Highland Item # 202782
Author: Christophe Pourny


Price : $35.00
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The Furniture Bible - Everything You Need To Know To Identify, Restore & Care For Furniture. Author, Christophe Pourny.

Christophe Pourny learned the art of furniture restoration in his father's atelier in the South of France. In this, his first book, he 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. Pourny brings these techniques to life with a chapter devoted to real-world refinishing projects, from a veneered table to an ebonized desk, a gilt frame to a painted northern European hutch.

Rounding out this comprehensive guide is care and maintenance information, including how to properly clean leather, polish hardware, fix a broken leg, and replace felt pads, as well as recipes to make your own wax, shellac, varnish, stain, and more.


Christophe Pourny is one of the most esteemed furniture restorers in the business. Top decorators like Bunny Williams trust him to regild Louis XVI bergères and refresh the luster on French-polished 18th-century dining tables. Today, Pourny is the unofficial restorer to the City of New York and counts Uma Thurman and Martha Stewart among his celebrated clients. He frequently appears in top shelter publications, and his handcrafted furniture tonics are sold nationwide.


ISBN 978-1-62710-767-9

Hardcover, 304 pages

CLICK HERE to read Norm Reid's book review of The Furniture Bible.

Product Warnings

WARNING FOR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA!

This product may expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Please read our Proposition 65 warning.
For more information, see www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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