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Projects

  • Two Cocus Cabinets

    A fascinating restoration project and research into the origins of English veneered cabinetwork.
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  • Marquetry chest on stand circa 1690

    Used period materials in restoration.
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  • William and Mary walnut escritoire circa 1690

    Total restoration and new bun feet.
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  • Cocuswood cabinet on stand circa 1660

    Total restoration and conservation.
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  • William IV rose wood breakfast table

    From Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire.
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  • George II walnut veneered longcase clock circa 1730

    Total restoration and conservation.
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  • Burr elm cabinet on stand from late 17th century

    New stand made to match cabinet.
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  • Late 17th century kingwood bracket clock

    Movement and case totally retored.
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William IV rose wood breakfast table

The table had shrinkage cracks running the length of the top due to natural shrinkage and the top had a bad water mark in the polish. The table was dismantled, the top was rejointed and reglued, and dovetail keys were put in the underside leaving a gap at each end to allow for future shrinkage. Finally, water marks were removed without affecting the original finish resulting in a beautiful piece of furniture now at home in Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire. [click on images to enlarge]

William IV rose wood breakfast table
 
William IV rose wood breakfast table in workshop