Curator’s Home merchandise is individually hand-made. As a qualified wholesale buyer, you understand the LOOK OF Curator’s Home and the characteristics of our hand-finished products. All finishes and specifications are subject to change without notice. Measurements are approximations. Photography is to be used as a reference only, and may not match our physical products, finishes or textiles. Availability is based on the most current information, and is subject to change since our inventory status is constantly changing. Pending orders and inventory fluctuations may affect true availability, and in any case, merchandise is not held or allocated until an order has been finalized and product committed. This is a particular concern for items that show very limited availability. Upon submission, items are allocated on a first come, first served basis. We offer standard finishes and other available finishes, as shown in the price list based on following information:
Hand-finished weathered oak with soft, gently aged patina has color variations and are considered normal due to natural differences in wood tones, grain patterns and dye lots.
Premium hand-tanned leather is a natural material with inherent variations in color and texture that make each piece unique. Leather is waxed and oiled in a multistep process for superior suppleness, and develops a rich, burnished patina and vintage look over time. Leather is resistant to scratches and becomes softer over time and with use, contributing to its antiqued patina.
How to care for your furniture
Your Curator’s Home furniture may contain variations and nuances of shading, color, and the unevenness or roughness of texture which give this product its unique personality and are not to be considered as imperfections. Your Curator’s Home products may have undergone a special distressing process to give it a weathered appearance. The durability of this product is in no way impaired by this process; rather, it will only continue to become better and more personal with age.
Each piece of furniture responds differently to changes in temperature and humidity in your home. Expansion at the joints and seams will return to its original shape and size as seasons change. Protective coverings such as felt backed place mats and table pads will help protect the finish on your furniture. This is especially important for wood furniture that is used in kitchen areas. Because each piece of wood is unique, you can expect variations in grain appearance and stain coloration. Random distressing is applied by hand and adds a distinctive heirloom appearance to the finish of some pieces. Many wood pieces include levelers and door hinges that must be periodically adjusted to ensure smooth operation of doors and drawers.
Treat drawer glides with petroleum jelly or candle wax for smooth operation.
Table leaves should always be stored flat.
*Opening & closing of dining tables requires two people, when inserting or removing table leaves.
*This will avoid damaging.
Keep furniture out of sunlight to avoid sun damage and bleaching.
Keep furniture away from heating/air conditioning sources as they affect the moisture content of the wood.
Do not set synthetics or rubber products on the wood finish as the chemicals may damage the finish.
Do not leave newspapers and magazines on wood because the inks can bleed onto the finish and into the wood.
Loose cushions and pillows should be flipped, rotated and fluffed on a weekly basis to keep filling materials evenly distributed and allow for even wear.
Vacuum all upholstery once a week with a brush attachment only. Down cushions can be cleaned using a sofa whisk broom or soft brush to clean fabric. Heat and moisture should be kept away from upholstery as fading and discoloration may occur. Never expose your upholstery to direct sunlight. You should professionally clean your furniture once a year!
Areas of a hide absorb dyes differently, so some color variation is normal.
Scars and branding marks are natural markings and are not considered flaws.
Try to maintain at least 2 feet between your furniture and heating sources. Do not place your furniture in windows, under skylights, or in sunrooms.
All materials are subject to fading over time.
The application of a leather protectant cream will greatly improve the leather’s resistance to staining and soiling. It is important that you treat high use areas like the seats, arms and backs.
Fully clean your furniture with a soft cleaner and re-protect with a protection cream every six months to remove dirt as well as gradual accumulation of body oils and perspiration. For oil based stains, use a leather degreaser.
Do not use any other products that are not recommended as they may negatively affect the leathers surface