Camphor wood Chest

Featured below are before and after restoration photos of an antique Camphor wood chest.Restoration involved gluing back broken or fractured areas of the lid,removal of wood from the front section of the lid to accommodate for shrinkage.Refitting of the lid,so that it functions properly and closes again.Cleaning reviving and building the surface finish.Colouring out bleached defects in the surface finish,probably caused by something leaking whilst it was stored in a garage.The handles look to have originally been electroplated in brass,this is expensive to do and the decision was made to respray in a matt black paint.

Cleaning reviving and polishing to reveal the true beauty of this timber

Cleaning reviving and polishing to reveal the true beauty of this timber

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2 Responses to Camphor wood Chest

  1. John says:

    Hi there. I’m thinking of buying a chest which is exactly the same as the above one. It has a crack on the top and would need general cleaning and restoration. Can you please give me an idea of how much that would be approximately? Thanks. John

  2. Hi John,

    Sorry to take time to reply ,i had forgotten all about this .
    Probably around £150-£200

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