How To Restore Antique Safes

An antique safe can be restored, using the proper methods. Antique safes are made of metal, with hinged tops that may be broken or loose. The cosmetic appearance of an antique safe might include scratch marks, rust, or indented sections that will need to be “popped out.” Sometimes an antique safe was coated in toxic … Read more

How To Spot Markings In Antique Pewter

Pewter, an alloy of copper and tin or lead, was the staple domesticware for five centuries, from the 1300s to the 1830s. Pewter was widely used in everything, including cutlery and tanksards. It fell out fashion after the introduction mechanised silver-plating. But it has been revived again by handicraft-oriented Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau … Read more