Category Archives: Lacquer

Q is for Q-tips: A-to-Z Challenge

Okay, I am giving it away.  My super secret cleaning tool.  Q-tips Brand Cotton swabs and elbow grease.  Sometimes, a bit of distilled water.  That’s it.  I cleaned the entire Marguerite McLoughlin Chinese Lacquer Sewing Cabinet using 10,000 Q-tips.  Why … Continue reading

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Marguerite McLoughlin’s Sewing Cabinet Speaks

by DKP (Note: I mean to come back to this, to write more and to edit. . .  it is little more than a thought of good writing at this time, and it will evolve as I have time.  Research … Continue reading

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Conservation as Art: Infill, by DKP

The trend in American conservation is to think of conservation as science.  A more balanced truth is conservation is an art that uses science.  Infill is one area that proves that theory.  Simplistically, one reason infill is performed in a … Continue reading

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