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Details about how to make the base varnish, and about how to prepare the wood to be varnished; details about different colours of varnish and about gilding.
See RBO/1/26 (p 112) for Clayton's details about 'China Vernish'

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4 November 1661
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2 pages

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Walter Needham

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Walter Needham, 'The China Vernish Brought in By Dr Needham', 4 November 1661, RBO/1/23, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 12 July 2024

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