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Polishing Furniture

As modern furniture is now nearly always French-polished, it should often be rubbed with an old silk rubber, or a fine cloth or duster, to keep it free from smears. Three or four times a year any of the following polishes may be applied with very great success, as any of them make French-polished furniture look very well. One precaution must be taken, not to put too much of the polish on at one time, and to rub, not smear it over the articles.

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The Book of Household Management (1861).

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