How to properly care for my vintage table?
I have a circa 1940s kitchen table, but I don't know how to care for it. Is there anything special I have to do to keep it beautiful? It has a metal top, with two leaves that tuck underneath the center portion, metal paper clip style legs, all built into hand carved wood mechanisms (which include a clever drawer for stashing flatware). How do I properly care for this delightful piece? Is there a particular method of washing I should observe, or should I put some sort of finish on it to preserve the paint? Any suggestions would be much appreciated!