Re: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Uses for sand?
- I had a thought, is there any period evidence to 'antiquing'? My mother used
sand to put scrathces in a modern piece so it would look older and match the
rest of the true antiques in the room.
The idea of making something appear to be something else more valuable to
soak some one seems to be very old. I have a reference to the oldest
countrfeit coin being found in greece and it is less than 5 years newer than
when the greeks started using coins.
Just a though.
>Question When was French polish with rotten stone and pumis(sp) start being18th c. is the earliest I've seen reference to it.
French polishing uses shellac. The earliest English reference to shellac
appears to be a 1594 description by a fellow travelling in India, who saw
the locals using it. I have no idea if the Italians or other Europeans
were using it before then - it's quite possible, as the English were
notoriously backward about such things.
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