I picked up a vintage, possibly antique sewing box at a local auction that's in need of a bit of a refurb/ clean. I got it as a project.
I can easily sand and revarnish the wooden outer. It needs doing as someone decided to cover it in wallpaper using flour paste to stick it on, then removed the paper leaving lumps of hard paste.
The problem is the silk lining. I'm reluctant to remove it as it's original and not in bad shape, but desperately needs a clean.
Does anyone have any tips for cleaning vintage silk which won't ruin it? I think it will have to be sponge cleaned, but I'm not sure what to use.
Thanks in advance.
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