Furniture. Saturday , January 27th , 2018 - 16:23:32 PM
A simple way to improve antique pieces of furniture, such as a chest of drawers, is to fit new handles. The Victorians had a habit of replacing metal handles with round wooden knobs, often leaving the marks of the former back-plates showing. Sets of old handles can be picked up cheaply from antique and second-hand shops but make sure that the back-plates are large enough to cover any existing indentations.
A storage unit which has wide doors and safe walls between lockers should be chosen. Also, make sure that there are no signs of water damage in any part of the building. Furniture should be kept dry because moisture is the main cause of damage to stored furniture. You should have many thick plastic sheets handy. These sheets should be laid on the floors of self storage units to keep moisture and humidity at bay. Moisture can cause mold growth which is harmful for furniture. Furniture storage can also be done on top of wooden pallets which let the items breathe and save them from moisture.
Furniture Veneer, Inlay, Marquetry and Boulle: Their artistry fell into four main categories: veneers, strips of mahogany or walnut, waxed and polished to enrich their grain and colour; marquetry, patterns and pictorial designs built up from a variety of different woods; inlay, which achieved a similar effect using pieces of tortoiseshell, mother of pearl, ivory and ebony; and boulle, named after a French family of cabinet makers in the 17th and 18th centuries whose furniture was decorated with designs in brass, picked out in black pigment and filled in with inlay. The skills of these craftsmen linger on in many small individual firms. Many of these antique pieces fetch an unbelievably high price at auctions around the globe, especially if they are from sought after craftsmen from early Victorian periods.
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