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A Brief History About Moonee Ponds Antiques Melbourne

Posted by Moonee Ponds Antiques on 5th Jul 2019

A Brief History About Moonee Ponds Antiques Melbourne
My first foray into the retail industry was as a manager for a large department store. Fresh out of a college education and keen to learn, I quickly climbed the retail ladder and was soon in charge of a large suburban branch. However, disillusioned with the size and repetition of the industry I had entered, I found myself drawn to a smaller and more old fashioned store located …

Dating Furniture Using Dovetail Joints

Posted by Moonee Ponds Antiques on 5th Jul 2019

Dating Furniture Using Dovetail Joints
Customers often ask us questions about dating furniture. One way to do this is from the dovetail joints used in its construction. More often than not the dovetails are age appropriate, and this article will explain what a dovetail is, and what to look for in a period piece to correctly date it.What is a dovetail joint?A dovetail is a common type of joint used to connect pieces …

A Guide To Waxing Antique Furniture

Posted by Moonee Ponds Antiques on 5th Jul 2019

A Guide To Waxing Antique Furniture
Waxing Antique Furniture - Step By StepWe are often asked about waxing antique furniture, and how to get the best results. We've put together this step by step guide to waxing antique furniture to help you keep your furniture looking great!Things you will need: A good quality furniture wax. We use and recommend 'U-Beaut Polishes Traditional Wax'.A clean paint brush. Use it to …

Rare Shelley Vase

Posted by Moonee Ponds Antiques on 5th Jul 2019

Rare Shelley Vase
Beautiful Rare Shelley VaseApart form being a beautiful example of a Shelley vase, the history behind this rare piece is worthy of note. The Shelley name is known for beautiful, quality china pottery. The company operated from the early 1820's until 1966.The company used several backstamps over the years, as this excerpt from Collectors Weekly explains:'Shelley china has been m …

Antiques In Modern Settings

Posted by Moonee Ponds Antiques on 5th Jul 2019

Antiques In Modern Settings
Many people are reluctant to use antiques in modern settings. The term 'antique' often conjures up in the minds of people, images of something old, or outdated.While some antiques have fallen out of contemporary use, you can certainly repurpose many of them. The right antique can be a unique and beautiful piece of furniture, ready for modern day use.1. Style and culture is tran …
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