Saturday, April 12, 2014

"Patina" - The Workbench Glossary

*The Glossary is a new addition to the Diary. It will attempt to define and clarify technical, historical, and artistic terminology related to historic furniture conservation. Entries in the Glossary will appear in the steady stream of regular blog posts. If you have any specific words you would like to request, feel free to send me a comment or an email.



The desirable aesthetic phenomenon found on the surfaces of historic objects accrued over time from use. This often consists of surface grime and soiling, wear patterns, scratches, substrate warpage, natural fading of color, etc. It can also include texture from wood grain and tool marks.


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