Tips on the Repair & Care of Antique Furniture and Furnishings.
It's rare for antique furniture to be kept solely for display purposes, so certain precautions are necessary in caring for antique furniture if it is to withstand years of daily wear and tear.
Treat your antique furniture with due respect for the original use it was designed for.
The surface of an old desk, for instance, was not designed to withstand the pressure of a ball point pen.
Tilting or leaning back on a chair, ...
Advice and Tips on Caring for Antique Silver
When caring for antique silver you should be aware that it reacts to different natural conditions in different ways and the care handling and restoration of silver varies accordingly.
Despite its apparent toughness antique silver can be scratched, dented, fractured and can tarnish badly.
If silver is combined with other materials, as in jewellery or furniture, your silver care should be adapted to fit the weakest material. If possible you should ...
Tips and Advice on Cleaning Antique Metal including Antique Gold, Bronze and Pewter
When caring for antique metalware, you should always consider how different metals react in different ways to natural conditions methods of cleaning antique metal should vary accordingly.
Despite their apparent toughness antique metalwares can be scratched, dented and some can corrode easily.
If antique metals are combined with other materials, as in antique jewellery or furniture your care and cleaning ...
The Antique Marks Glossary covering Antique Terms (M)
Here you will find antique terms and related words beginning with the letter 'M' including definitions and short histories covering everything from MacIntyre to the Martin Brothers, Moorcroft, Minton and Musket.
Listed alphabetically, so simply scroll through or use the search function to find the word or term you are looking for.
macheleid, georg heinrich (ceramics - porcelain re-invention - thuringian)
Georg Heinrich Macheleid ...
Collecting Antique Minton China and the history of the 200 year old Minton Company.
Thomas Minton founded his factory in 1793 in Stoke-upon-Trent, England.
He was famous for Minton ware, a cream-coloured and blue-printed earthenware as well as majolica, Minton bone china and Parian porcelain.
Throughout its history Minton has often led the way in adapting fashions to the field of ceramics, resulting in a huge range of styles.
Minton was just behind Spode with its production of Minton ...
The Antiques Marks Glossary and Antique Terms F
Covering antique terms beginning with the letter 'F', everything from faberge to fusee and faience to furstenberg.
Below you will find antique related words or antique terms begining with 'f' covering everything from faberge to fusee and many more that you might find useful.
The list is not exhaustive but we will add to it as time goes by.
The descriptions detailed are only intended to be relevant to how the word or term relates to ...
Eileen Gray (1878-1976) - Art Deco Artist and Designer
Neglected for most of her career, Eileen Gray is now regarded as one of the most important furniture designers and architects of the early 20th century and the most influential woman in those fields.
Eileen Grays work inspired both Modernism and Art Deco.
She was to stand alone throughout her career first as a lacquer artist, then a furniture designer and finally as an architect.
At a time when other leading designers were almost ...
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