Originally Posted by dougdirt
Not really. You shouldn't try to restore it, but cleaning it? Yeah, you can do that. That is like saying don't dust your furniture. That is silly, of course you should.
If someone doesn't know what they are doing, they can destroy the value of an antique by cleaning it. Even cans of furniture polish and carpet cleaner suggest that you first test in an inconspicuous area.
The worst thing you can do to an antique is destroy the patina.
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