Cover Story Vol. 6, No.4, 1993 by Nancy Thorn

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Cover Story Vol. 6, No.4, 1993 by Nancy Thorn

The story of recreating two elaborate gilt wood tables from the 19th century and how decisions were made based on a photograph and using the pattern book published in 1761, “One Hundred Fifty New Designs,” by Thomas Johnson.

Nancy writes about the gilding of the tables and what materials and tools she used to create the special burnish that was required.