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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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Hare And Moon Bygone Nostalgic Chest Of Drawers

Here we have on offer our Hare And Moon Bygone Nostalgic  Chest Of Drawers. This piece is a collaboration of talents. Christopher Roe, Cabinet maker and furniture restorer. Dar’ya Meszkes  Artist and Artisan. A fusion of design style and use … Continue reading

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Old Drawers

I acquired a number of old drawers from a photography studio that was closing down and selling of stock used as props and storage.The drawers were missing the original carcass .The piece of furniture would have been called a Wellington … 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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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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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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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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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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