Restoring antique furniture

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Part 2 of 2 – Antique furniture and mixed-media objects are often among the more challenging projects to restore and preserve due to the combination of materials that may have been used to create them. In general, the furniture that my associates and I are called upon to repair and restore suffers from special problems or is very unique in its decoration. Keep in mind that we are not refinishers; rather, we strive to retain the integrity of the original finish, gold leaf or hand-painted surfaces.


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Preserving fine furniture for future generations

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Part 1 of 2 – It may not surprise you that the majority of historic furniture is in private hands. Items that a family enjoys today may carry great significance through history. Proper care and maintenance is the only way to ensure its preservation for future generations.


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Insurance TLC for your historic home

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You may find an older home appealing because of its size, grandeur and location. But before you leap into the refurbishing trend, look at how older homes can present challenges that could increase your insurance costs. After World War II, tract homes became the norm as the construction industry standardized materials and techniques. As a result, features found in homes constructed before 1945 became “custom.”


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