Category Archives: veneering

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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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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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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