Thursday, April 7, 2016

Use your nose!

"Use your head!"  A favorite expression from the 1940s.  But if you're into antiques, "Use your nose!"

How can you tell a real antique bureau from a fake?  Use your nose! Sniff inside the drawers.  If you're smelling fresh wood, you'll know you've sniffed out a fake.  And if you're smelling mildew, don't buy it!

How can you tell an ancient Roman lamp from a fake? Use your nose! If you're smelling fresh clay, you'll know you've found a genuine fake!


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