Antique Oak Furniture

In most cases only a professional will know how to date an antique bed. With so many copies and reproductions being made, sometimes only a well trained eye can tell the difference.

However, while you might not get an exact date there are several steps for how to date an antique bed.

If you’re buying a antique bed from an individual, it’s always a good idea to inquire about the beds history. If the bed has been in their family for a long time, they should be able to give you a good idea of when the bed was made.

They may even be able to tell you exactly when the bed was purchased.

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When you have an insect infestation in your antique wood furniture, like termites, this is a serious problem that must be dealt with effectively and efficiently if you hope to maintain the value of your piece and ensure that the problem doesn’t spread to other antiques that you have.

Termites are not a common problem when it comes to antique furniture, but depending on the location of the furniture and how long it was left unprotected, termites can easily move in and infest your precious antiques. So, what do you do to get rid of them?
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Over time it is not unusual for the veneer on an antique table to be damaged. This can happen due to constant usage of harsh chemical cleansers or due to environmental factors or simply due to lack of care.

The tell tale signs of veneer damage include chipped, blistered or broken veneer or a long piece that is starting to peel.

There are many professional services which can help you with veneer replacement but they are usually quite expensive. Alternatively you could do it yourself at a considerably lower cost.
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See How Easily You Can Paint Antique Furniture

With many antique pieces like desks, wardrobes, and tables, certain paints were used and glazed surfaces were in fashion. When you purchase an antique you might find that the paint is cracking and peeling and you want to refinish it yourself. But how do you know what paints to use and how do you paint […]

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Here’s a Quick Way to Find the Value of an Antique Table

If you are wondering how to find the value of an antique table that is a family heirloom here are a few guidelines. The procedure will require patience and diligent research. The value of an antique table depends on four factors the condition of the piece, the quality of workmanship, the provenance and the rarity […]

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5 Ways to Determine the Value of Antique Chairs

If you have antique furniture pieces and you are wondering how you determine value of antique chair or table, you have to look into several factors. As such a piece of furniture is considered antique only when it is 100 to 150 years old.  Finding out the value of the price is based on how […]

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Little Known Ways to Clean Antique Tables

People who own an antique table know how difficult it is to refinish and clean it. Since it is an expensive piece of furniture a small mistake can prove detrimental and may end up reducing its value financially and aesthetically. So here are a few easy tips that you can follow while refinishing or cleaning […]

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