Cane-Bottomed Chairs

1. Brush well to remove as much dust as possible.

2. Scrub gently on the under side of the cane with a nail-brush, using warm water and salt. This latter helps to prevent the discolouring of the cane. Do not use soap unless the chairs are very dirty, as it causes the cane to become yellow.

3. Wipe with a cloth, and place in the open air to become thoroughly dry. The wooden frame is treated in the same way as other furniture.

American Leather Upholstery

Chairs covered with this material may be easily cleaned by first washing off any dirt with a little warm water and soap, using a flannel, then rubbing it with a cloth dipped in clean water. A glossy surface is retained by rubbing the material with a little white of egg, and, when nearly dry, polishing with a soft cloth.

The leather on writing-tables may be freshened in this way with the white of an egg.

Brown Wicker Chairs

1. Brush the cushions, and, if removable, brush them out-of-doors, paying special attention to the depressions round the buttons.

2. Brush and dust the chair, rubbing it with a little paraffin, and using an old nail-brush to get into the crevices.

3. Place it out-of-doors to remove the smell.

White Wicker Chairs

Begin as above, then wash the chair with warm water in which is a little melted soap and salt (using as little water as possible), rinse well with cold water, which hardens the wicker, and wipe with a clean dry cloth. Dry out-of-doors, as this whitens the wicker. If a chair is dried near a hot fire, it creaks very much afterwards. If it is impossible to put the chair in the open air, put it in a thorough draught to expedite the drying. To whiten the wicker, use a weak solution of oxalic acid and water (one dessertspoonful to a quarter pint of water), or a little lemon juice.

VARIETIES OF MATERIALS USED IN UPHOLSTERY.

Tapestry

Inches wide.

s.

d.

" Cotton Tapestry ......

50

1

6

Wool ., ......

54

5

11

SilK ,, ... ...

52

9

11

Velvet

Utrecht Velvet ......

24

3

11

Embossed ,, ......

24

3

11

Genoa ,,

24

9

11

Repp

Wool Repp ......

54

4

11

Fancy Carriage Repp

36

2

9

Wool

Wool amask.........

52

3

9

Moquette .........

27

3

11

Linen

Printed Linen.........

36

2

6

Cotton

from 4 3/4d. to

Cretonne .........

31

1

6

Chintz •• • . • •.. • ••

30

1

0

Imitation Leather

Rexine............

48

3

11

Embossed Pegamoid......

48

5

6

Crockett's or American Cloth

45

1

9

Real Leather

Morocco (small skins)

-

11

6

Roan (not very durable), per skin

-

6

4