Antique furniture is a valuable asset, and proper storage is essential to preserving its beauty and value. When not in use or on display in the home, storing antique furniture can be a tricky process, but with a few tips, you can keep your investment safe and sound.

Choose the Right Location

Make sure the space you choose for storage is dry and away from direct sunlight. Sunlight can cause cracking, fading, and warping of wood or fabric. Choose a location that is free from any moisture or extreme temperatures. If possible, choose a storage location with both temperature and humidity control. Temperature and humidity control are important for antique furniture as extreme temperatures and humidity levels can cause warping, cracking, and other structural damages to the wood. Additionally, too much humidity can cause mold growth and other damages to the furniture’s finish. Temperature extremes can also cause the wood to expand and contract, leading to further structural damage. Proper temperature and humidity control can help preserve the antique furniture and protect its value.

Antique Furniture at A2 Art Storage & Services
Utilizing best practices to store antique furniture can keep it beautiful for years to come.

Cover and Wrap

Cover your furniture with sheets or blankets to protect it from dust and dirt. Use acid-free tissue paper or packing paper to prevent scratches and dents (Focusing on legs & corners when wrapping).

Use Proper Supports

Place wooden blocks or foam beneath the legs of the furniture to support it and prevent sagging. Make sure to store furniture at least 6 inches off the ground. At A2 Art Storage & Services, we prefer plastic pallets, but wooden pallets work well in a pinch.

Keep Pests Away

To protect your antiques from pests, keep the space you’re storing clean and free from food or crumbs. You should also check for signs of pests from time to time and take appropriate measures if necessary.

Monitor the Environment

Periodically check the storage area for signs of mold or mildew. If these are found, take immediate action to remedy the situation.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your antique furniture is stored safely and remains in excellent condition. With the right storage techniques, your pieces will be preserved for years to come. Ready to move your antique furniture into offsite storage? We have you covered! Contact us to learn more about how A2 Art Storage & Services can help preserve your antique furniture for generations to come!