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Recipes for art and restoration.
circa 1820.
Physical Description:
1 v. ; 33 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process TT305 .R43 1820+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
Bound in contemporary marbled boards; rebacked.
Collection of 26 manuscript recipes for various artistic or restorative applications, by an unidentified compiler, circa 1820. The following names also appear: G.M.R., Lady Turton, Wm. Galliford, and Lady Cunningham with her receipt for dyeing salmon colors.
Subject Terms:
Recipes -- Great Britain.
Workshop recipes -- Great Britain -- 19th century.

  • Strong parte
  • Gild paper
  • Gilding knife
  • To take stains out of marble
  • To wash lace
  • To recover the writing on parchment
  • To make water colors stick on glass
  • To keep cut flowers a long time
  • To dye "Lilac"
  • For polishing furniture
  • To keep Geraniums all the winter in the open ground
  • To polish a metal tea-pot
  • Brown stout "Mrs. Elliot"
  • Rule for remembering dates
  • Fixing chalk drawing
  • Sticking glass on China
  • For dying patina colour, [illegible] yellow-blue, purple muslin
  • For sticking paper
  • For cleaning gilt ornaments
  • For restoring green or lilac in silks &c.
  • Silver ornaments (to keep)
  • [illegible]
  • Turpentine varnish
  • Rout [?] cakes
  • Colours used for a portrait at Dulwich
  • Gum water.

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