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Page 2 - ... cabinets, tables, commodes, chairs, or other valuable furniture in Sevres, boule, marqueterie, lac, oak, ebony, or ivory, I may be possessed of, in this my will or any codicil thereto, to the trustees for the time being of the South Kensington Museum for the benefit of the nation, to be kept separate as one collection and not distributed over various parts of the said Museum, or lent for exhibition.
Page 100 - ... chalk in solution. The varnish is laid on with a flat brush, and the wood is then put in a room to be very slowly dried. From thence it passes into the hands of a workman who moistens and again polishes it, generally with a piece of extremely fine-grained soft clay slate. It then receives a second coat of lacquer, and when dry is once more polished. These operations are repeated until the surface becomes perfectly smooth and lustrous. There are never less than three coatings, and seldom more...