Preserving Antique Silver and Copper Serving Pieces
Style expert Eddie Ross gives new life to old copper and silver serving pieces he found at an antique market in Atlanta
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn, Written by: Jaithan Kochar, Produced by: Eddie Ross
Save Your Metals!
Despite the best intentions, antique serving pieces, whether handed down from family or found at a flea market, deteriorate
with time. Silver and copper can dull and their surfaces can pit, often leaving heirloom-quality pieces bound for scrap. Sometimes
all they need is a good cleaning to revive their luster, but sometimes they may have more extensive damage. Don't throw out
these treasures or overlook their potential at flea markets. Take them to skilled craftspeople, trained in the art of restoration,
who can bring them back to heirloom-status at a fraction of the cost for new serving pieces.