|Treasure to Trash|
They're probably displayed throughout your home or office, with more precious objects stored in drawers or cabinets.
But no matter how clean the environment in which they're housed, antiques get dusty, dirty and even greasy. Old photographs begin to fade; marble sculptures start to discolor. What can you do?
Before you break out the polish or duster, realize that it's very possible to ruin an antique -- and significantly lessen its value -- if you don't know the best mode for upkeep. To keep from making a costly mistake, here are the most common ways antiques get damaged, and how you can prevent these problems.