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The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture by [Christophe Pourny, Martha Stewart, Jen Renzi]

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The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture Kindle Edition

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“A guide for the pros, DIYers and furniture aficionados eager for tips from the expert. Pourny’s practical advice on all things antique is coupled with historical notes.”
—Time
 
“A comprehensive but accessible guide to restoration that lays out everything you need to know about making over wooden furniture.”
—Martha Stewart Living

“Authority wafts from [Pourny’s] handsome how-to book like the sweet smell of lemon oil.”
New York Times
 
“A practical, visual guide for anyone who wants to restore a cherished heirloom or simply correct a water stain.”
—San Francisco Chronicle

“Pourny’s book will serve brave DIYers as well as design aficionados wishing to hone their connoisseurship.”
ArchitecturalDigest.com
 
“It’s really everything you wanted to know about furniture but were afraid to ask.”
WWD.com
 
“Whether you want to refresh your mother’s outdated bureau, refinish a set of vintage Danish Modern chairs, or restore antique marquetry to its former glory,
this volume’s got you covered 
and then some.”
Design*Sponge

“Encyclopedic in coverage . . . deftly illustrated and defined . . . a fantastic go-to source for furniture care.”
Library Journal, starred review

“A thorough and practical guide for the furniture expert as well as for the novice restorer. . . . This guide will find a wide audience among those who simply want to learn about and appreciate good furniture, as well as those who are more hands-on.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“This is a very useful and important book for anyone who owns furniture—antique, modern, or new—or anyone who plans to fix or restore it.”
—Martha Stewart

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Christophe Pournyis 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.

Christophe Pourny is the author of The Furniture Bible.

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00N5BASCG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Artisan; Illustrated edition (Nov. 4 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 85980 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 753 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Christophe Pourny was born and raised in the village of Fayence, in the South of France. Growing up in his parents antique store gave Pourny a unique sense of history, and an appreciation for antique furniture and the history associated. After graduating from University in Nice, he would move to Paris to apprentice with his uncle Pierre Madel. Madel's store of the same name was a destination on the Rue Jacob. America was calling Christophe and 20 years ago he moved to NYC. He began his career restoring fine antiques, and over the years has developed a loyal following of celebrities and celebrated interior designers. In keeping with the old-world traditions they use daily, Christophe Pourny Studio created a collection of all natural wood and leather care products in 2010. The range of Tonics, Serums, Creams, and Waxes are mixed in small batches in Brooklyn, made from the finest ingredients. Available through the studio website, the Handmade Marketplace on Amazon, or fine gift stores throughout the US, and in select stores in Japan.

The Furniture Bible took over two years to organize, write, photograph, and edit, and a lifetime of experience to create. To learn more - visit.. www.ChristophePourny.com

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