Category Archives: marquetry

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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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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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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