We are often asked here at Beveledge about the best way to clean and care for wooden furniture.
People are usually surprised to hear that spraying furniture polish directly onto hardwood furniture is not a good idea and can often do more harm than good! Aerosol polishes are convenient. However, they have been among the worst offenders in introducing silicone oils and other contaminants onto furniture. In addition, they may contain solvents that attack varnishes and lacquers.
Our advice is to use a warm, damp cloth to wipe the wood, followed by a dry soft cloth and nothing more!
To care for your furniture over the longer term:
. . . and enjoy your Beveledge piece for a long, long time!