Category Archives: antique chair restoration

Restoration of Louis XV1 style chair

With the discovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum, people grew completely fascinated with Greco-Roman style, now having more historically accurate ideas of the styles and motifs. The goal became to create chairs and furniture that were as close to the originals … Continue reading

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Before, during and after restoration

Photos showing before during and after shots of a pair of Antique late Victorian mahogany balloon back dining chairs.The original surface finish has been cleaned with a mixture of Methylated spirits,Pure Turpentine,Acetic acid,Brasso, Washing up liquid, and Ammonia.Given a good … Continue reading

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Gluing and clamping a antique balloon back chair

Before the top arched rail could be glued back,four new beech dowels were turned on the lathe and the old broken dowels were carefully removed with a slightly undersized drill bit and a quarter inch chisel. These chairs are difficult … Continue reading

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Chair repair and restoration

A pair of late Victorian mahogany balloon backs,part of a set of eight dining chairs.Made from fine Honduras Mahogany,these chairs are beautifully made and are of great quality.The makers label is still intact found underneath the back of the front … Continue reading

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Repairing a pedestal base

This is one of two pedestal bases that support a dining table.The curved Sabre leg is housed in a dovetail joint in the main column.These joints will often fail over time due to the constant pressure upon them from the … Continue reading

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Chair Assembly

The back and the front of the chair are assembled separately. Pearl glue is used instead of modern adhesives (this is the type of glue that will have been used originally ) And then the front and back of the … Continue reading

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