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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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It’s not all furniture restoration

When driving or cycling around ,If I see a skip,then I have to have a quick look inside.I found this small wash stand upright in a skip in Chorlton Manchester,the base of the stand was missing.I had already bought an … 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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Before, during and after restoration

Photos showing before during and after shots of a pair of Antique late Victorian mahogany balloon back dining chairs.The original surface finish has been cleaned with a mixture of Methylated spirits,Pure Turpentine,Acetic acid,Brasso, Washing up liquid, and Ammonia.Given a good … 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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Any Artists out there ?

Pictured below is a late eighteenth century Satinwood Pembroke table with floral painted decoration.I have a possible commission to make something similar but I don’t have the knowledge or the skills to do the painted decoration.Are there any artists out … Continue reading

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Gothic American Steeple Clock

The case has been carefully restored ,involving glueing down any lifting Rosewood veneers.Glueing back the broken Gothic finial.Consolidation of the paper label inside of the case to prevent further losses.(The label shows the makers name and how to operate the … Continue reading

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Gluing and clamping a antique balloon back chair

Before the top arched rail could be glued back,four new beech dowels were turned on the lathe and the old broken dowels were carefully removed with a slightly undersized drill bit and a quarter inch chisel. These chairs are difficult … Continue reading

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