|Welcome to our list of New Acquisitions for July 2018 – diverse as always, and with 176 items.
Among many highlights are a Macquarie era Aboriginal breastplate from the Shoalhaven River (1820); Norman Lindsay’s own copy of A Homage to Sappho (1928); a beautiful example of Guignes’ monumental Dictionnaire Chinois (1812); from the estate of Count von Bismarck, a photograph album documenting the maiden voyage of SMS Bismarck to the Pacific Islands and Sydney (1879-80); a number of interesting…
The highlight of our July exhibit at the at the Melbourne Rare Book Fair 6-8th July will be Mr Cust’s “Sandridge Railway Jetty and Pier” (see detail above). A small masterpiece: “Mr.” Cust, an elusive artist whose first name is so far unknown, demonstrates with meticulous strokes an ability to conjure a sensation of intimacy and tranquility on the smallest scale. His work is reminiscent in this respect of some of the paintings of S.T. Gill; like Gill he combines a strong understanding of light and colour with a high degree of natural, artistic talent….
How to wax your antique furniture.
Apply wax sparingly with a cloth. Avoid over application. The more wax you apply, the more wax you will have to buff off later on. Allow to dry and harden for at least thirty minutes or more; longer if you can. Overnight is great.
Buff with a clean cloth in direction of the grain. You should only have to apply light to medium pressure to get the wax to shine. As you continue to polish, your pad will build up excess wax. You will feel the pad start to grip the surface, and it will no…