Antique chestnut door restoration XVIII° century Sant’Arsenio Salerno vallo di Diano Italy

Object: Antique chestnut door restoration XVIII° century Period: last XVIII° century Style: Traditional rustic Provenance: Sant’Arsenio, vallo di Diano, SA, southern Italy Description: Doorway of an old barn local of a noble palace of the province of Salerno, in the Vallo di Diano, southern Italy.  Palace statile of Sant’Arsenio, in the historic center, ancient door completely handmade. Has undergone some structural changes especially in the lower part, where there are also structural damage to the wood due to weather and insect that eat the wood itself.  Good conservation conditions of the original patina. Restoration: Started with the removal of the…

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Walnut solid table restyling Polla Salerno vallo di Diano

Restyling walnut table reconstruction floor cords extensions chestnut Sant'Arsenio Salerno

Object: Walnut table restyling reconstruction plane extensions chestnut Polla Salerno Period: first half of the 20th century Style: Eclectic Provenance: Polla, vallo di Diano, SA, southern Italy Description: Extendable table in solid walnut. Local artisanal production, good quality,  poor conservation conditions. Missing central plane and completely redo the lower bands. Restoration: The furniture was in precarious storage conditions. The center of the top has a plywood sheet that does not fit the solid walnut table. The lower area of ​​the feet is completely redone, in good condition only the central elements. The table has been smoothed and all the elements…

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Italian walnut sofa restoration Sant’Arsenio Salerno vallo di Diano Italy

Object: Italian walnut sofa restoration Sant’Arsenio Salerno vallo di Diano Italy Period: first half of the 20th century Style: Luigi Filippo Provenance: Sant’Arsenio, vallo di Diano, SA, southern Italy Description: Craftmanship solid walnut sofa. Louis Philippe style built in the twentieth century, discreet workmanship, precarious conservation conditions. Good construction techniques, “amateur” restoration interventions, nailed joints with pressure nail and large screws that have weakened the wood already not intact due to widespread worming. Restoration: Furniture was in precarious storage conditions. Once the external fabric covering has been removed, the padding and the structure have to be removed for the lower part…

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Renovation of a series of chestnut wood fixtures

Renovation chestnut wood fixtures

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. Period: second half of the twentieth century Style: Eclectic Provenance: Vallo di Diano, SA, Southern Italy Description: This is a series of solid chestnut window frames to Athena Lucan. Discrete invoice, acceptable conditions except for a retreaded element in part. Restoration: Removing paint layers deposited over time. Reconstruction of the lower area of an element. Repainting brush with paint single cycle and use of a product with the double function of coloring and wood protection of easier maintenance in time. glass application chamber 12 mm. Renovation chestnut wood fixtures Renovation chestnut wood…

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Restructuring of the frame in the main historic building chestnut wood

Restructuring of a chestnut wood balcony

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. Period: last quarter of the nineteenth century, the first half of the twentieth century Style: Eclectic Provenance: Vallo di Diano, SA, Southern Italy Description: This is the central building of the frame that for reasons of scale and value has not been replaced in the building under renovation. conservative restoration as far as possible and complete reconstruction of the lower portion of the window frame and the frame of the same with functional improvements. Restoration: Original the casing remained at the bottom of the outer casing, completely empty inside due to an…

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Restructuring of a fixture and a chestnut wood door

Restructuring of a door and a chestnut wood window

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. Period: last quarter of the eighteenth century, the first half of the nineteenth century Style: Neoclassical Provenance: Vallo di Diano, SA, Southern Italy Description: Originally windows of a palace built in the late eighteenth century. Manufactured entirely in solid chestnut, native wood essence used constantly in the realization of frames for its hardness and resistance to weathering and wood insects. Built with excellent craftsmanship and careful choice of the cutting areas of the trunk. Excellent condition. Restoration: More than a restoration it is a readjustment for another building, a choice that has…

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Restoration of a solid walnut table

Restoration of a walnut table

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. Epoca: First half of the twentieth century Style: Eclectic Provenance: Vallo di Diano, SA, Southern Italy Description: Table of skilful craftsmanship. Made entirely of solid walnut with lower structure supporting the chestnut extensions. Built with good craftsmanship is a solid table and will last over time, the only problems that may arise can be manifested on the center panels of the floor made with walnut slabs that could move in time. Restoration: The cabinet was in fairly good storage conditions. The table top was completely stripped to bring the original wood to…

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Restyling of a rustic table in mixed wood

Restyling of a rustic table in mixed wood

Period: first quarter of the twentieth century Style: Rustico Provenance: Vallo di Diano, SA, Southern Italy Description: Rustic table in rustic built with native wood mixed area. Standing chestnut, plane and horizontal elements in spruce, fir tipping elements. Built with good mastery it is a solid table and is intended to last in time even if made of wood with no high durability in the plane and in the horizontal elements. Restoration: The cabinet was in poor storage conditions. Attacked so it extended by wood-eating insects, and covered with numerous re-painting series that hid fillings and patches distributed throughout the…

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Restoration of a chest of drawers Louis Philippe

Chest drawers Louis Philippe walnut restoration

Subject: drawers in solid walnut Period: first quarter of the twentieth century Style: Louis Philippe Provenance: Tuscany Description: completely original drawers. From the disposal of a Tuscan farmhouse, this popular Tuscan chest of drawers 1800 is built to last. original structure of hard chestnut wood, outdoor tables in solid walnut completely intact in its original part in walnut and 80% in its backbone. sober, simplicity and quality in mobile. Restoration: The cabinet was in poor storage conditions. Attacked so it extended by wood-eating insects, as mentioned thus completely original with glue made from animal glues completely pulverized. It proceeded immediately…

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Restoration of a chest of drawers in walnut and walnut flame

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. Subject: walnut chest of drawers Period: last quarter of the twentieth century Style: Eclectic Provenance: Southern Italy Description: Classic chest of drawers in solid walnut and burr walnut in typical eclectic style. Restoration: The dresser was completely covered by a widespread and pervasive black coating that in addition to distorting the appearance it had strongly influenced the preservation not allowing the wood to breathe. It proceeded immediately to remove the black paint, moving then to the woodworm treatment. Several of necessary carpentry work, both structural reconstruction of the missing frames. Were inserted…

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Work, products, techniques, the interventions that go to make the object have conservative and recovery character

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. I have a university education but I attended a workshop antiquarian. Conjugate these experiences to everyday practice and the constant study and updating necessary in the practice of this profession where you never stop learning, especially from the past. I try before you begin a job of framing historically and stylistically mobile that I face identifying interventions that has suffered over time, and the general state of conservation of the piece. The interventions that go to make the object have conservative and recovery character as far as possible of a condition as…

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Restoration of a dresser in the Second Empire style

Empire mahogany Dresser Empire style

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. Subject: drawers in mahogany Period: early twentieth century Style: Second Empire Origin: Northern Italy Description: Elegant dresser Second Empire. Built at the beginning of the twentieth century. The rigid and essential structure is in stark contrast to the harmonious movement of the uprights “harness” key element of style. The search for a delicate decoration is reflected in the choice to use the mahogany, one of the essences most refined and notes, easily recognizable by the many veins of darker hue. Realized as mentioned in mahogany, poplar was used for the structural elements…

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