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Us doing what we do!

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This video is a time lapse of an hour and a half of us doing what we do!

There is definitely more to it at emprades vintage + design than standing behind a counter waiting for customers! Here we are cleaning up a beautiful Art Deco China Cabinet so it presents nicely and the wood is nourished and looking its best. As with most pieces we buy, it needed a thorough clean.

Our first 'go to' with most wooden furniture is a wash with a soft cloth and warm soapy water with a mild detergent. This removes dust, dirt and grime as well as spider poos! With this piece, after that it needed a few small repairs and then a wax all over, and then a good buff. 

Finally it was time to do the display... the fun part! This is where we work really well as a team (well...we always do!) and you will see us pulling things out and putting them in, rearranging until we are happy with the result. One of us puts something in, then the other moves it around... we work together to get the result we were after! 

We chose silver plated items to reflect light, as with the cut crystal. We also chose the beautiful green Art Nouveau vase for on top because it complimented the style and colours of the cabinet. 

The Royal Copenhagen 'Bellona' plates add a vibrant pop of colour, and being Art Deco themselves, again compliment the cabinet. They have a sunny yellow rim and green inner rim and design, making them work nicely with the green glass highlights in the lead-light.



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