Re: Antique or not

From: Jim Cole
Date: 04 Jul 1999
Time: 12:12:57
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That is a tough question to answer. Ask a dozen people and you are apt to get twenty answers. I usually sitck with the legal definition of 100 years old. As to whether or not refinishing will hurt the value vs. cleaning, it will depend mostly on the basic value of the furniture. Strange as it may seem the better the piece the more refinishing will hurt it's value. The other consideration is the use of the piece if you can't use it like it is then what value does it have. Unless the set was made by a famous name I don't think you would seriously harm the avalue by refinishing, but if can clean the pieces and maybe paste wax them for a little renewed shine and protection that would be the best route to go.