Daily Archives: July 30, 2013

Walnut veneered chess table

This nineteenth century walnut veneered chess table had large chunks of veneer missing. A suitable grain and colour of veneer was sourced and then carefully cut in flowing organic forms to blend into the original. Traditional pearl glue was used to … Continue reading

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Antique mahogany clock restoration

This mahogany table clock dates back to around 1820. Restoration involved consolidation of lifted veneers on the domed top, full restoration of the door and the creation of a small piece of missing moulding on the right side top of … Continue reading

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18th century secretaire bookcase

This late 18th century secretaire bookcase (in the style of),  had the bottom half restored and the top half built in 2009.  The top half, the fall and the feet are all new. Reif & Son supplied the veneers of block mahogany, … Continue reading

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french polishing furniture

This Chinese Chippendale-style tea tray dates back to the 1760’s and was adapted into a table to make it more functional. A frame was made in reclaimed Honduras mahogany in the Chippendale style and there was extensive restoration to the … Continue reading

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reproduction victorian style door

This Victorian style door was a bespoke piece created for a bedroom cupboard and is an exact reproduction of an existing door in the client’s kitchen.

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1970’s bookcase reconstruction

The traditional cabinet making skills of parquetry, pyrography and handmade mouldings were used to reconstruct the missing top half of this bookcase, which dates back to the 1790s.

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