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To Brighten Gilt Frames


Take sufficient flour of sulphur to give a golden tinge to about 1 1/2 pint of water, and in this boil 4 or 5 bruised onions, or garlic, which will answer the same purpose. Strain off the liquid, and with it, when cold, wash, with a soft brush, any gilding which requires restoring, and when dry it will come out as bright as new work.


The Book of Household Management (1861).


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