How to Care For Your Art Deco Furniture

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Did you know that the Art Deco aesthetic originated in Paris and became a worldwide phenomenon by the 1930s?

There’s no denying that Art Deco furniture is some of the most unique you’ll ever see. If you want a home that can turn heads, then you should consider adopting this style. Once you invest in all those amazing pieces, it’s important to keep them inpristine condition for as long as possible, so they can be enjoyed for years to come.

Are you wondering what methods are the most effective? Keep reading to learn how to care for your Art Deco furniture.

Avoid Chemicals

Art Deco furniture is known for its elegant shininess, which often comes from a range of finishes. Whether the finishes are made of wax, shellac, or something else, you can bring the furniture to life by applying a beeswax coat. When cleaning your Art Deco furniture, you should avoid chemicals that will strip the furniture down to bare wood.

Before applying the light coat of beeswax, clean the surface using basic mineral spirits. Then wipe the surfaces down and let them dry in the air.

After about half an hour or so, wipe it down with a dry cloth one more time before applying the light coat of beeswax.Less is certainly more in this case.

Treat the Leather Sections

Chances are, at least some of your Art Deco pieces will have leather sections. These sections should be treated separately from the rest of the piece.
Instead of using an all-purpose cleaner, for instance, you should only use products designed with leather in mind. Since leather cleaners have different compositions, it’s best to play it safe and do a patch test on your Art Deco leather before anything else.

Once you’ve confirmed that you’ll get an even color throughout the leather’s expanse, you can use the leather cream or another product on each leather section to bring it to life.

Handling Chrome Parts

Yet another unique aspect of Art Deco furniture is the occasional chrome part. Since these are susceptible to scratching, cleaning them gently is important.

Instead of harsh chemicals, it’s much better to use a neutral soap solution. Feel free to use a moderate amount of polish as a finishing touch. Before you know it, the furniture will gleam like it’s 1930 again.

Are You Ready to Keep Your Art Deco Furniture in Pristine Condition?

Now that you’ve learned how to care for your Art Deco furniture, you can ensure that every piece lasts for many years. You’ll undoubtedly attractpraise from family members and other house guests.

We can provide you with some of the most unique Art Deco furniture pieces on the market. Customers always appreciate our fair prices and wide selection.

Do you have one or more questions about our high-quality products? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to showing you around our store.

Paul Stamati Gallery specializes in 20th Century decorative arts and is the world’s leading source for Art Deco lighting by Lalique.