Godfrey Honnywill Antique Furniture Restoration

Now for some examples of Repair, Restoration and Conservation I have undertaken

Examples of my work #01

A pine chest of drawers in a
distressed condition needing
considerable repairs.

Examples of my work #02

After repairs I went a stage
further and veneered the whole
chest in walnut with feather inlay and cross banding.

Examples of my work #03

A mahogany coffee table which
had been painted;

Examples of my work #04

The same table after restoration

Examples of my work #05

A Regency period wine cooler which
Had got wet and bleached in the sun in a
garage for thirty years

Examples of my work #06

The same after restoration


Examples of my work #07

A Georgian mahogany pie crust tilt top
Table which has been conserved by
cleaning with a reviver, filling surface cracks
caused by modern central heating) with wax, leaving
all old stains and patina as history, and repolishing

Examples of my work #08

Early 18th century French bombe commode veneered in Kingwood with ormolu metal work. Damaged sections of veneer were repaired and french polished to match. A missing sabot (foot) was commissioned and all ormulu was then detached and sent away for regilding. Drawer runners were repaired and extensive woodworm treated to restore the piece to something very close to its original condition.

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