I have an antique jewelry box, and the lid won't shut because it is
warped. (The front right corner rises about 1/2" above the top of the
The wood is stained medium-dark, and I'm pretty sure the box is
veneered, not solid wood.
How can I get the lid back into shape without damaging the finish? Can
I simply clamp it between two flat boards or metal panels and slowly
tighten? How long will it take for the wood to recognize its new
shape? Will I need to use moisture? Can I use moisture without
messing up the finish?
Many thanks for the advice!
Good chance of that. Most times with antiques (and cars) people value
the _original_ finish. It might be worth more now "damaged" than repaired.
or potentially the glue holding the veneer?
If it is veneer -- then yes.
Anyone with more
Any action is high risk. What is the value of the piece? That is what I
would look at - risk vs reward.
Best advice I can give is put your feet up and think --and -- collect
some more opinions from people who can physically examine the box.
Can you take a digital photo and post it somehow? On a web site or on
You could probably get better ideas then.
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