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Re: Great-grandma's dresser

Posted By: James Schooley <furnitureissues@earthlink.net> (0-2pool241-189.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 8/14/5 12:30

In Response To: Great-grandma's dresser (Christine)

There is no reason to the idea that antique value is governed by condition. Many pieces need to be reinvigorated with some cleaning, re-staining, re-gluing, and restoration. Many of the readers and posters of this site are actively restoring old furniture that is in miserable condition and are benefiting from the process of such. Don't be convinced by those who say things can't or shouldn't be tried. For these folk would hold back all progress of the visionaries, if listened to. You need to look at some of the threads in this forum and see what looks like best method and return for more advice. A true antique will be 100 years old by most standards, or you may have a collectable, all are worth preserving. My recollection is of the banker who said, "you fix up an old building an all you have is an old building" every summer he and his wife spent a month in Europe seeing the sites, what hierocracy!

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