Vacuum with a soft brush. Wipe with slightly damp cloth. Do not use harsh chemicals. Wipe daily with cotton cloth to remove dust. Sponge with a mild solution of water and soap (dish washing liquid). This soapy solution will give the surface a patina in the oldfashioned way. Over time the wood will absorb more of the soap making the furniture repellent to marks and staining. Avoid harsh soaps and chemicals. These care suggestions however may not be considered as a guarantee against stains.