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If you have an antique piece of furniture that squeaks and if you fix it so it doesn't, does that detract from the value of it

Expert's Assistant: Don't you just love the idea of finding something valuable in your attic? I do, but I think all I have up there is junk my brothers abandoned before they left home. Always a good idea to check things with the Antiques Appraiser, though. Tell us what else you do know and the Antiques Appraiser will be able to better assist you.

I could epoxy joints in a way that no-one could tell, but the chair would be rigid not flexible like it used to be,, Is that bad?

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I also have antique tiger striped oak display cabinets with bent glass fronts I can take it all apart with no trouble, refinish it and I could glue things that were not glued at the time it was built and the piece would no longer flex.. Is that bad?/ Maybe just the act of tightening the fasteners a little more would possibly (split the difference) and it would be mre like it was originally made,, I am surprised that most of the cabinets/furniture I take apart comes apart easily and is mostly held together with screws but the wood starts to loosen after a period of time

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