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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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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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18th century secretaire bookcase

This late 18th century secretaire bookcase (in the style of),  had the bottom half restored and the top half built in 2009.  The top half, the fall and the feet are all new. Reif & Son supplied the veneers of block mahogany, … Continue reading

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french polishing furniture

This Chinese Chippendale-style tea tray dates back to the 1760’s and was adapted into a table to make it more functional. A frame was made in reclaimed Honduras mahogany in the Chippendale style and there was extensive restoration to the … Continue reading

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