New to antiques...questions
I am just bought two older pieces of wooden furniture. One, I bought is an 1972 Keller curio (sp?) cabinet. It is solid oak with a veener back ( built furniture...know it is solid wood) and a light walnut finish. It has 3 glass shelves in a cabinet on top. The shelves rest in a wooden frame. The bottom has two doors and inside there is no shelf; it does have a silverware drawer. Probably too much info, but here is my questions:
One, what age of furniture is it considered an antique?
Two, the piece is very good shape, but does have a few scratches and the owner cut out tiny squares to put in Christmas lights. At this time. I do not want to refinish it, if in the future I decide to what can I use to help the dry look that does not complicate the refinishing process.
Three, the cabinet has a haze like finish also. Is there anything to improve it?
Four, what do I clean it with?
I appreciate any help!