Category Archives: cheshire

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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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 … 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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Restoration to remove deep scratches

Pictured below is a fine Regency Satinwood sofa table with Rosewood crossbanding . The table had some deep scratches in the surface finish.The process of restoration involved using a polishing rubber charged only with methylated spirits .This was worked in … Continue reading

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Any Artists out there ?

Pictured below is a late eighteenth century Satinwood Pembroke table with floral painted decoration.I have a possible commission to make something similar but I don’t have the knowledge or the skills to do the painted decoration.Are there any artists out … 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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Table surface restoration

A very attractive early 20th century hand painted satinwood occasional table.The damage here is a burn mark to one small area of the surface,probably caused by a lit cigarette falling out of an ash tray.The burn has gone through the … Continue reading

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Staining and polishing

The new repairs are carefully levelled,bleached and stained to match the original surfaces.The surface is grainfilled with pumish powder and a body of traditional transparent shellac polish is applied. Followed by an application of handmade traditional wax polish to mute … Continue reading

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Stringing and crossbanding

From previous old repairs losses in the width of the central leaf have resulted in the outer stringing and crossbanding not matching with the outer leaf profiles.Now that the loss in width has been made up the veneer can be … Continue reading

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