All of our pieces are sold in as original a condition as possible. We do not use harmful acids to 'blonde' or bleach the wood to strip off any colour or finish nor do we apply stain or varnish. We employ a restorer who specialises in Japanese furniture restoration.
If you value the authenticity of a piece then choose your dealer wisely as some favour removing the colour and finish which, we believe, removes part of the soul and history.
All chests are cleaned using water and wood soap to remove dirt and grime before being applied with a special Beeswax and Orange Oil mixture to feed and preserve the wood.
All of our pieces are fumigated to keep unwanted pests out of Australia.