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Our Guide to Caring for Antique Paintings, Drawings & Printed items

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18th Century Oil on Canvas Over-door Painting depicting a pair of playful airborne cherubs

Location is crucial for preserving the condition of antique paintings, ideally away from heat sources and damp environments to prevent mold. Pictures Hang a picture securely, in a spot that is neither damp, nor above a fire or radiator, nor too bright. Make sure air circulates around it by letting it lean away from the… continue reading »

Our Guide to Caring for Antique Ceramics and Glass

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Accidental breakage is probably the highest risk for damaging ceramics and glass objects. Luckily, it’s also easy to avoid. Ceramic and glass objects are not affected by bright light or normal changes in temperature. The adhesives used on restored pieces, however, discolour or weaken with strong light or water. Make sure your hands are clean and dry… continue reading »

Our Guide to Caring for Antique Jewellery and Gemstones

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Early 20th century yellow gold sapphire & rose cut diamond floral brooch

Often, jewellery and gemstones are more fragile than other types of antiques. It’s still relatively easy to prevent damage once you know what not to do. Fragile gemstones or crystal beads shatter if hit against a hard surface. A soft, 18-carat gold ring wears paper-thin if worn constantly, especially if it lies next to another ring… continue reading »

Our Guide to Polishing Antique Furniture

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An early 20th Century Chinese camphor wood chest of Art Deco design

This article contains some general information about care of antique furniture as well as tips and solutions to common problems. The aim of polishing is to build a deep patina that you can really see down into. Only wax will do this. A deep wax polish is very different from a surface gloss, and it’s… continue reading »

Our Guide to Caring for Antiques

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With our guide to caring for antiques, you can ensure they will last for many more years to come. It’s easy to cause damage to antiques and collectables, but also relatively easy to avoid once you know how to prevent it. You don’t need to turn any rooms into a museum to preserve fragile and… continue reading »

Indian Antiques and Fine Art Guide

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Indian Antiques and Fine Art Guide Over the last few years, the prices of Chinese antiques have soared significantly higher over the initial estimates. Indian antiques are expected to follow, therefore now is the perfect time to invest in beautiful pieces.

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