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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.

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Christophe Pourny

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 all things furniture. 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. Upon moving to NYC 20 years ago, Christophe began his career restoring fine antiques for 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. 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 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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