Re: [MedievalSawdust] Re: Uses for sand?
> pieces we perceive as 'old' would have been modern to them.Not necessarily. I don't think the issue is whether Rennaissance man
thought medieval furniture was old or modern, but whether it was worth
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>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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