This practical guide to the secrets of surface finishes and effects is designed to complement period homes and furniture. This book focuses on achieving authentic-looking period finishes by both traditional and modern methods with techniques included that are suitable for every period from the 17th to the 20th century including paint colours, paint finishes, papers, strains and varnishes, waxes and polishes. Practical step-by-step sequences show the techniques and inspirational photographs illustrate the finished results in a room setting.
Judith Miller began collecting in the 1960s while a student at Edinburgh University in Scotland. She has since become one of the world's leading antiques experts in the field. In 1979 she co-founded the international best-seller Miller's Antiques Price Guide and has since written more than 100 books. Judith Miller appears regularly on TV and radio. She is an expert on the BBC's 'Antiques Roadshow' and hosted the BBC TV series 'The House Detectives', ITV's 'Antiques Trail', and Discovery's 'It's Your Bid'. She has appeared on 'The Martha Stewart Show' and CNN. She is a regular lecturer and contributor to numerous newspapers and magazines, including Financial Times, BBC Homes & Antiques and House & Garden. She has lectured extensively, including at the V&A in London and the Smithsonian in Washington.