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How to clean antiques

How to clean antiques

How to clean antiques will depend on what type of antiques you have. Here, we look at popular collectables and examine the ways to keep them looking their best.
How to clean antique brass

How to clean antique brass

How can you achieve that highly polished look of antique horse brasses found in country pubs, and, even more than that, should you clean antique brass? Our latest blog post tells you how to clean antique brass.

How to clean antique silver

With so much conflicting advice available online about how to clean antique silver, our experts take a look at exactly how to care for vintage and antique silver pieces from antique jewellery to antique silver teapots.

How to clean antique brass lighting – our 5 top tips

The rise in popularity of brass and copper interior accessories has led to a renewed demand for antique brass lighting. But should you clean it, and if so, how? We explain all.
How to restore antique wood furniture

How to restore antique wood furniture

No matter how handy you are, never be overhasty when it comes to restoring antique furniture. Knowing how to recover an antique chair from centuries of neglect, or how to remove water stains from antique wood furniture that’s been left in a garage for decades, needs a certain level of research.

The only way is oak: Two furniture makers that will make you money

Nothing is quite as British as oak. It’s a national symbol of Blighty’s strength, power and resilience. Thanks to its remarkable durability, many of the latter are still around today.

How to value antique books for buying or selling

There's something beautiful about antique books, particularly in the age of the internet. They don’t just contain stories within their pages - it’s also the travelling they’ve done, the people they’ve been gifted to, the wars they’ve survived and the lives they’ve changed that make them a little bit magic.
What is antique brass? A brief guide to decorative metalware.

What is antique brass? A brief guide to decorative metalware

Standing the test of time as functional and decorative items over the centuries, antique brass is back in fashion. That low-shine element gives interior spaces an organic aesthetic that modern chrome simply cannot compare with.

How to clean antique furniture

The joy of antique furniture is that it can be used as well as admired.