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Our Guide to Caring for Metalware Antiques

Despite their apparent toughness, metals can scratch, dent or fracture, or may corrode. As always, care for the weakest material in an object. If possible, detach the metal parts and clean them separately. General Metal Cleaning Cover the working surface… Continue reading →

Our Guide to Caring for Antique Sculpture and Statuary

While pretty robust, maintaining the condition of the surface or patina of antique sculptures and statues is vital to maintain the value. Keeping your antique sculpture in a sheltered position when placed outside prevents a lot of damage, as water… Continue reading →

Our Guide to Caring for Antique Timepieces and Mechanical Toys

Antique clocks, scientific instruments, musical boxes and other mechanical items get damaged if subjected to direct sunlight, extreme temperatures or damp. A common – and one of the worst – places for a clock is over the fireplace. Dust may lock… Continue reading →

Our Guide to Caring for Antique Carpets, Rugs and Tapestries

If kept free of dust and placed where they will not get heavy wear, antique carpets and rugs stand normal everyday use. Whether hung against a wall or on the floor, always keep carpets and rugs on a flat, clean,… Continue reading →

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

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… Continue reading →

Our Guide to Caring for Antique Ceramics and Glass

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,… Continue reading →

Our Guide to Caring for Antique Jewellery and Gemstones

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… Continue reading →

Our Guide to Caring for Antiques

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… Continue reading →

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