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

© Restortion, restructuring and restyling wooden artifacts 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 in order to be…

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Restoration of a solid walnut table

Restoration of a walnut table

© 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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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

© 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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Restoration of a dresser in the Second Empire style

Empire mahogany Dresser Empire style

© 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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Restoration of a walnut dresser and oak neo-Renaissance

 © Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. Subject: Solid Walnut Belief Time: late nineteenth Style: Umberto I neo renaissance Origin: Italy Description: Impressive belief in solid walnut in neo-Renaissance style. The typical decorative elements of style are all finished with care and in excellent condition. The columns in solid walnut, the base and the top hat with the two retractable drawers are the setting alleante lower carved frames decorated with a central emblem also carved it. The handles, the vents and the keys are made of brass, only the latter are not original. Floor in walnut. The internal structure in…

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