Dr. Lori: Antiques and Your Home: Thrifty products for your Antiques by Dr. Lori Verderame

Dr. Lori Verderame

You don’t need to invest in expensive products in order to protect, clean, or display your fine art or antiques. Since we all have to watch our pennies in today’s economy, here are some money saving tips and little-known tricks to keep your antiques and artwork in tip top shape. Many of my audience members at my nationwide appraisal events have complained that white cloths and acid free tissue paper, both staples for storing antiques […]

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Avoiding Heirloom Damage by Dr. Lori Verderame

Dr. Lori Verderame

About a week ago, a friend called me in a panic. She realized that her sump pump failed and there was water all over her basement. After calling in the plumbers and the clean up team, she called me to ask if there was any way that she can save her beloved childhood scrapbooks. She told me, “While you had always told me not to store my scrapbooks in the basement, I had them up […]

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Are you Damaging your Family Heirlooms? by Dr. Lori Verderame

Dr. Lori Verderame

It’s easy to spot obvious damage on your art, antiques, and collectibles when you are considering spring cleaning. Evidence like mold growing on your antique prints, a tear in an oil painting that grandma left to you, or a huge crack in a 1950s ceramic cookie jar are easy to identify. The real question is: Can you stop it before it starts? Yes. When it comes to properly displaying your art or antiques, some of […]