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This antique corner chair was fixed, cleaned, glued and re-upholstered by a professional. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member David M. of Washington, D.C.)

Antiques

Antique collecting is one of the most popular leisure activities in the United States. Due to their intrinsic value, antiquated items are either collected for investment and profit-making purposes or as display pieces, prized as heirlooms.

A key to enjoy your art or antique collecting hobby is to find items that excite you as opposed to collecting for strictly financial upside, says Buxton. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Carol V. of Orlando, Fla.)
Artwork/Murals, Antiques

Collecting art or antiques can be one of the most frustrating activities to undertake. It can also be one of the most gratifying. Learn how to enjoy collecting.

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Antiques

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Antique furniture and collectibles require special care - use these tips to help pass them on to the next generation.

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Hi, benterrific. 

Keep checking around at the auction houses and antique dealers. There are a few in your area that are highly rated. The bigger auction houses should have qualified appraisers. You might also check with your local art museum or fine art gallery. Just like we recommend for big home repair projects, shop around to get the best price.
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I found out the hard way in the military that it depends on the product. Some silver polishes will turn brass and copper black with instant tarnish and etch them, so check the label. Some types can be used for any soft metal, some not. I suspect it depends on the pH of the product, or whether it has aommonia in it. And of course if you do decide to try it, do the center bottom (where it sits on the table) first so you can see if it is causing problems.

 

Brasso is probably the top name in the industry - they make both liquid and treated cloth polishing products both for specific metals, and general polishing ones.

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I would ask local antique shops and art stores (ones selling art and frames, not galleries) if they repair antiques, AND for references, so the repair does not decrease its value unecessarily. In many cases the old frame is worth more than the painting !
 
 
You could also ask local art museums who they use to repair/rehab frames, if they do not do it themselves.
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All Antique Dealers in Simsbury, CT

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a&f restoration

445-455 Park Ave.
East Hartford

Auction it TODAY of Connecticut

758 Four Rod Rd.
Berlin

Bulldog Movers Inc

4194 Northeast Expressway

BUYING ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

31 McGuire Ln.
Manchester

Collectors-Outlet

76 Pulaski St

FARMS VILLAGE ANTIQUES

250 FARMS VILLAGE RD
West Simsbury

FULL CIRCLE ANTIQUES

26 Woolam Rd
East Windsor

Helping Hands Community Thrift Store

334 Boston Post Road
Orange

Imperial Decorating & Upholstering

41 Prescott St
West Hartford

Mac Upholstery

160 N Branford Rd
Branford

Marine One Restoration & Detailing

11 Juggernaut Rd
Prospect

PACKAGING STORE

199 ADAMS ST
Manchester

Pump Organ Restorations

4801 Thornwood Drive

RESTORATION LIGHTING GALLERY

167 BRAINARD RD
Hartford

SILK CITY ANTIQUES & DECOR

845 MAIN ST
Manchester

TKO Deliveries LLC

18 Hanson Ridge Rd

URBAN MINERS

30 Manila Avenue
Hamden

Wallingford Frame N Art LLC

101 North Plains Industrial Rd
Wallingford

WILLIAM III ANTIQUES

21 WOLCOTT RD
Simsbury

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