Commentaries

Below you will find a list of topics of interest to the antique connoisseur. Just click on the "FIND OUT MORE" button for a brief explanation of the topic.

Restoration v. Conservation

What is the difference between restoration and conservation? Why does it matter?

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French Polish

A short description of what French polish is... and isn't!

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Gilding

Gilding is the application of gold leaf to wood, metal or composite objects. Read on for a closer look.

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Glues

What glue to use in repairs is perhaps one of the more important choices to make in the restoration of antiques.

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Waxes and Polishes

What to do and what not to do in the care of finished surfaces.

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Dowel Construction

Dowel construction is the 20th Century norm for woodworking joins. See how these joins should be repaired.

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