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    Posted 7 months ago

    mkoloszar
    (8 items)

    Found this valet at a thrift shop this week ($30). It is solid brass. My wife will actually get some use out of this.

    I do have a question. Even though I could polish this to get it back to a shiny brass, should I? Does this patina add to its value?

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    1. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 7 months ago
      I don't know about "value" monetarily, but I (personally) would certainly enjoy it more with the patina it has earned during its lifetime - especially when showing so evenly and neatly as your valet appears in the pics. A different kind of "value" perhaps, but a value anyway, at least to me...?? :-) :-) :-)
    2. dav2no1 dav2no1, 7 months ago
      Nice find. Dad had one with a seat that opened for storage..
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 months ago
      Nice find! I have one very similar to yours. I didn't polish mine as I personally like the patina. I think I like the feet on yours much better than mine.

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/262623-vintage-brass-valet
    4. mkoloszar mkoloszar, 7 months ago
      Thanks to all who visited and left comments. I agree that the original patina should stay. Enjoy your weekend!

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