Category Archives: Furniture repairs

Dismantling : Pembroke Table stage 1

To begin the table top is unscrewed from the base frame and the three leaves separated.The veneer needs to be removed from the central leaf,in order to repair the underlying damaged substrate.The central fan decoration must be held securely together … Continue reading

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Analysis of restoration needed

The structure of the top of this table is made up of a one large rectangular section and two half moon leaves which fold up and rest on a fold out gate leg to form an oval. Each table section … Continue reading

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A decorative Pembroke table from the 1790’s

A decorative Pembroke table from the 1790’s in need of extensive restoration work.Beautifully proportioned with two small leaves that fold up turning the table from rectangular form into an oval table.The surface is veneered in a flame Mohogany veneer ( … 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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restoration of a Lancashire spindleback

The restoration of a Lancashire spindleback┬áchair (Circa1740-1840) . These chairs can be attributed to different area’s of northern England depending on the number of spindles┬átheir arrangement and size. Due to the thin spindles of this chair it is thought to … 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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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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