Author(s): WILLIAM COOK
An essential guide to basic and advanced restoration techniques for antique furniture, and a comprehensive directory of tools, materials and equipment. Step-by-step instructions for everyday repairs such as fixing loose joints and repairing broken legs as well as specialist skills, such as turning, carving and upholstery, graining, gilding, marquetry and parquetry
After studying at the London College of Furniture, Billy Cook worked for a leading furniture dealer before joining Christie's auctioneers in London. He left to join his family's restoration business, W.J. Cook & Sons, whose clients have included royalty, museums, dealers and collectors. Here he specializes in late 17th to 19th century furniture, both buying and selling around the world. Billy has researched and written various specialist guides and gives lectures on the subject of restoration.