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Restoration of a poplar wood chest of the early twentieth century

Ancient chest popular South Italy restoration
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Subject: Chest in solid poplar
Time: late nineteenth, early twentieth century.
Style: Umberto I
Provenance: Southern Italy
Description: traditional southern Italian chest, made of poplar wood is spacious and aesthetically pleasing. Double row of panels framed with rusticated central notch. Complete in every detail makes it a suitable element to any room and decorating style.

The restoration: Restored to perfection, Wireless patina. woodworm treatment performed. The interior has been etched and painted with synthetic paint to be used in various ways. The outer coating has been preserved, the furniture was not stripped but simply clean. classic painting shellac and protection with beeswax. Excellent condition.

dimensions:

Length: 160 cm

Width: 40 cm

Height: 50 cm

Weight: 40 kg

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Chest hanger chestnut wood restoration

Chest hanger chestnut wood restoration

Chest hanger chestnut wood restoration

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Gerstner® chest, restoration description.

Gerstner® chest restoration description
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Deposit Gerstner® and Sons, the second half of the twentieth century, coming from Dayton, Ohio, USA. It is located in San Pietro al tanagro, SA.
Description of the restoration of a container / exhibitor of precious of semi-industrial products.

State of affairs before the operation

The surface of the box was covered with a thick layer of dirt and grease caused by use of the exhibitor. (Img 1.2)
They were present on the top cover some grouted clumsily with pink stucco. Wet melattici elements nickel were in an advanced state of oxidation. (Img 3, 4, 5, 6)

The surgery

The object has been cleaned with concentata aqueous emulsion of anionic surfactants and non-ionic surfactants in a concentration from 5 to 8% in water. (Img 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
The oxidation of the hardware has been mitigated by mechanical action and subsequently stabilized with protective varnish based on naphtha and mineral spirits. (Img 16, 17)
It proceeded to reinstatement of the only protective paint in places where this was absent. The replenishing paint was applied with a brush, while the original spray. On the whole surface it was finally applied beeswax with protective and aesthetic functions. (Img 18, 19, 20, 21)

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Chestnut solid wood chest restoration

Chestnut wood chest restoration

Chest in solid chestnut wood, the first half of the twentieth century, Sant’Arsenio, SA.

State of affairs before the operation

Mobile presents a dark-colored surface coating head that hides / mitigates the many underlying grouting. In / the previous speakers has been working to obtain a homogeneous and glossy outer surface, so it is likely that this has been.
The upper frame is not original. The top table presents an obvious warping that occurs in the gap between the original table and adding a table in a previous statement.

The surgery

The first step was the removal of synthetic paint this by using a stripper liquid to dissolve the old paint and steel wool to burn off the residues.
numerous fillings are then found to present obvious.
The next step was the removal of these fillings (water filler generally used for the walls): we proceeded to a mechanical removal using a cutter for larger parties and a scalpel to the finish.
The joinery necessary covered two main issues: the foot-bottom anchor and the remaking of an upstairs table. The operations which have affected the lower part of the case consisted in a removal of the nails (many) inserted between the bottom and feet to facilitate their berth and a subsequent bonding of the same.
With regard to the upper floor has decided to remake the table (not original) in the closed area of ​​the plan. I decided to replace this board because I have tried to restore the original closure system and to do this it needed a table of greater length.
All gluing needed were made with glues animali.Le stucco instead gommalacca.Per the finish you have chosen a deemed suitable type of protection to mobile rustic polishing furniture wax with use of shellac as a sealer.