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