Monday 3rd May 2021 - Belle Gait
We give some tips on the placement, care and other considerations when owning antique furniture.
Antique furniture can make a stunning statement in any home. But furniture that has been in your family for generations or has stood the test of time can be fragile and may need special handling. Antique furniture can last for decades if properly cared for, but it is important to note that a professional eye may still be required sometimes. Even with the best care, these beautiful pieces are primarily constructed of natural materials such as wood, leather, fabric, and metal. All of these are susceptible to wear and tear. Eventually, your items may require refinishing or restoration work.
Here are some tips to help keep antique furniture looking beautiful for longer.
While we appreciate that the aesthetics of a room are a significant consideration in the placement of any antique furniture, there are a few things that you may not have thought of.
As a general rule, antique furniture won't need cleaning or polishing regularly. Yes, the shine looks beautiful, but the products attract dust which eventually causes cracks and damage.
Ideally, you will endeavour to move an antique piece as little as possible. However, there are a few tips for moving and storage if this is necessary.
We trust that this blog has helped you better understand how to care for your antique furniture. Remember these tips when caring for or moving your prized possessions, and they will continue on as beautiful pieces in the home for generations to come. If you're still looking for that gorgeous piece of antique furniture to care for, have a look at the pieces going under the hammer here.