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Posted by Henry in MI on October 16th, 2000 08:13 PM
In reply to restore decorative casted metal face over coal fireplace by W Fu on October 16th, 2000 08:16 AM [Go to top of thread]

Hi, W Fu. I believe that if I were you I would have these appraised by a good antique dealer before trying to clean them up. Many times, having the marks of antiquity, like the black oxide and soot, will make a piece a lot more valuable. In other cases, collectors like even old pieces to appear to be in pristine condition. You could easily lose from half to three quarters of their value if the first condition exists.

Henry in MI

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