The top on this games table had warped making it difficult to use the inlaid marquetry chess board and also to lock the top down. The lid was detached and the insides routed out in channels to alleviate the tension. it was then secured flat and metal rods inserted to keep the shape. The inside […]
The client required a set of replacement feet for a campaign chest. New feet were turned and fitted to the original plates. They were then aged, coloured and polished to match the chest. The client reviewed on google. Ian did a beautiful job. I needed four bun feet for a solid 19th century mahogany campaign […]
This cabinet was built by a local cabinet maker for a client to form a base cabinet for an antique bookcase. It had to be finished to match better the patina and colour of the top cabinet. It was coloured and polished by hand to make a better match with mahogany.
This needlework cabinet had great sentimental value to the client but was in a condition that left it without any attraction in the home. There had been a considerable loss of the crossbanded edging on the lid and it had been painted a dark brown . The cabinet was stripped back to the wood on both […]
This was collected in parts after being stored for many years. The surface finish was damaged and perished with missing veneers. The chrome fittings were damaged and pitted. Parts had warped and no longer fitted together. The client decided it best to arrange for the fittings to re-chromed and they were removed and taken to […]
This mid 20th century oak dresser had been finished in a very dark lacquer underneath which the wood had been stained black. The old lacquer finish was removed and the surface sanded to remove as much of the old stain as possible. it was then refinished in a hardwax oil satin finish. The handles were […]
Here the client had a pine wardrobe that had been painted white sometime ago and was looking rather tired. A new look was required that showed off the pine. The paint, which had various layers, was stripped off. It was then sanded and as much of the residue was removed and then stained and finished […]