Tag Archives: antique care

S is for Shellac Varnish Damage: A-to-Z Challenge

Damage to traditional shellac varnishes — original varnishes made from shellac, and possibly with additional resins such as dammar, etc. — is often preventable.  We see several common and preventable mistakes owners make over and over again.  Before stripping, call … Continue reading

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How Do I Take Care of THIS?

by DKP How do you get information on caring for your precious family heirlooms?  We are asked how-to frequently, in areas where we have little expertise (photographs, digital information, etc.).  However, we know where people can obtain the info they … Continue reading

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