To ensure that your antique furniture retains its natural beauty for longer, proper care is important. As Chinese antique furniture was made of wind-dried wood, it is natural for the wood to react to the changes of weather. Therefore it is acceptable for the panel of a piece of furniture to move a bit when the weather changes drastically. However, splitting should not occur if the piece of furniture is restored properly as during construction of a piece of furniture, the carpenter had already included the contraction and expansion factor into the piece by using joints and wooden pegs.

The following steps can help minimize risks and help your furniture to retain its shape and beauty for longer.

 

 

 

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  • Place a humidifier in the room, especially during the winter months. If possible, keep the humidifier close to your pieces.
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  • Avoid placing the furniture in direct sunlight.
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  • Do not place antique furniture near a fireplace or high temperature areas like near radiators and heating ducts.
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  • Always lift furniture to move it. Don't drag it.

    Keeping your furniture clean and free of dust and grime is important. We recommend the following:

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  • Dust the furniture often to remove abrasive particles from wood surfaces.
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  • Surfaces can also be cleaned with a mild alkaline soap and water solution. Moisten a cloth with the mixture and gently rub the surface by following the texture of the wood grain. Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
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  • Apply bees wax every 3 to 4 months.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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