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Chair repair and restoration

A pair of late Victorian mahogany balloon backs,part of a set of eight dining chairs.Made from fine Honduras Mahogany,these chairs are beautifully made and are of great quality.The makers label is still intact found underneath the back of the front … 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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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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Process of repairing the oak substrate

The leaf is made up of two central boards and two strips of oak edging these at either end. The central boards have separated and lost dimension due to shrinkage and a previous poor repair.The edges are rejointed with use … 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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Repairing a pedestal base

This is one of two pedestal bases that support a dining table.The curved Sabre leg is housed in a dovetail joint in the main column.These joints will often fail over time due to the constant pressure upon them from the … Continue reading

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Chair Assembly

The back and the front of the chair are assembled separately. Pearl glue is used instead of modern adhesives (this is the type of glue that will have been used originally ) And then the front and back of the … Continue reading

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