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Description: Wooden and metal furniture suffers from humidity, caused most often by rain. When carried from mild to cold climates in the winter may suffer by cracking and warping of veneers due to the dry atmosphere of the houses or warehouses owing to central heating. In the process of drying-out very often mold will form, and care should be taken by surveyors not to confuse this damage with that caused by contact with water. Corrugated cardboard manufactured by the sulphite process is frequently used to protect polished surfaces. Sweating and/or exposure to water, combined with pressure, causes bleaching of the surfaces along the lines of the corrugations. This necessitates stripping and repolishing the affected areas. White tissue paper is sometimes introduced between the corrugated cardboard and the furniture but this does not prevent damage occurring. This also applies to new furniture.
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