Antique Furniture Repairs and Restoration Gallery
Clients furniture I have restored over the past five to ten years.
Mahogany Dining Table
Victorian Chest of Drawers
Leather Top Drum Table
Detail of Marquetry on a small occasional table
Burr Walnut Tea Table
Georgian Architects Desk
Mahogany and Ebonised Wine Cooler
Georgian Mahogany Bureau
Before and After
Here are some examples of furniture before and after restoration.
As it arrived..
A chest of drawers missing mouldings and feet, with mismatched knobs.
The top split in two places , with the mouldings loose or missing.
The Restored Chest of Drawers
Mouldings all replaces, matching new knobs turned and coloured and polished.
The Restored Top
Glued and repolished, and reviving its true beauty.
Antique Table with a Missing Leaf
Here are a few photographs to give you an idea of the restoration process..
Coopered frame, glued and cramped
Framework glued to the end leaf.
Timber purchased and ready to be glued.
New leaf cramped
Joints shot and glued and cramped overnight.
Checking the fit…
Leaf has been planed and sanded, mouldings to be worked.
New leaf with first moulding shaped.
Coloured to compliment..
Coloured to compliment the existing table and showing the original board as a comparison.
The finished leaf
The new leaf has been carefully created to replicate the original.