Copper Furniture

maryannxyzFebruary 16, 2014

I am contemplating mughal-style copper furniture (two chairs and a couch).
The copper is thin sheet beaten over wood with tree and floral workings, plus two lion-headed armrests on each piece.

The setting come from India and is not more than 50 years old, modelled on antique pieces. I love the set, but my husband says they will turn verdigris, or produce toxic fungus to sit on. Is this true?
The set will be housed in sub-tropical conditions which adds to his concern.
I was really looking forward to owning the handsome pieces and shining them up. Now I am not so sure.
Any advice please? Thanks!

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rmanbike

Looks like it already has this patina from verdigris, which I dont think this creates any harmful fungus. Maybe your thinking of Paris Green toxicity.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 7:08PM
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freethinker99

I agree with rmanbike but this may not be the best choice in the tropics if you plan to keep the copper polished..

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 10:58AM
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