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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 fixed and the connected structural elements to be transported in the laboratory. The bulk of the work involved the removal of non-coeval paints, but above all the reconstruction of missing parts of wood and an extension of the door itself at the bottom.

The lower part has been completely recovered and reclaimed with an aesthetic device in the lower prontale panel with the insertion of a non-original hexagonal block to cover a rough intervention and to keep the original elements as much as possible. Rconstructed also the closing system and hardware with elements in style that did not change the rustic originality but exalted it.

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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 that are not suitable or in bad condition have been removed. The lower part has been rebuilt with two antique solid chestnut tables, while the missing extensions have been rebuilt from scratch again using solid chestnut. The structure of the table was compromised for this was disassembled and the two side panels in solid walnut. Were rebuilt on the model of the pre-existing ones but no longer usable. Reassembled and re-glued, the table was dyed light walnut and then spray-painted.

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Renovation of a series of chestnut wood fixtures

Renovation chestnut wood fixtures
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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.

 

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Restructuring of the frame in the main historic building chestnut wood

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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 attack by termites. In acceptable conditions the high part of the same. Paint removal and reconstruction of the frame with ancient chestnut beams coming from the same abandoned building. Painting interior and exterior enamel with insulated glass application 12 mm. Recovery of all the original hardware.

 

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Restructuring of a fixture and a chestnut wood door

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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 allowed the reuse and the conservation in the given time that had been removed and replaced with new windows to the original location. complete removal of paint layered over the years, making the scratch with wooden frames from the same stock of frames and re-adaptation of the new office window. Glass application chamber 12 mm and repainting spray stained cycle acrylic paints, bottom and paint.

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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 to the treatment to eliminate the worms. Later he spoke on the structure of the wood joinery with interventions that have sought to preserve the original structure of the piece. Reincollaggio of all structural elements and insertion of guides for the drawers in the antique chestnut wood as the original. The internal structure of the drawers is made of poplar wood and has also proceeded in this case the reinstatement of the original favoring the rustic look of the cabinet with respect to a possible reconstruction with smooth surfaces and new. The dresser has not been stripped, but were eliminated only the paint areas altered by atmospheric conditions reintegrating shellac incomplete. Grouts and wax finish have tried to give back to the cabinet the warm appearance that he had lost.

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Length: 105 cm
Width: 54 cm
Height: 101 cm
Weight: 60 kg

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chestnut wood door restructuring

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Restoration of a chest in walnut sofa

Restoration chest sofa solid walnut 1870 Tuscany
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Subject: Chest sofa in solid walnut
Period: last quarter of the nineteenth century.
Style: Umberto I
Provenance: Tuscany
Description
Mobile in patina, presents intact the signs of the time that has elapsed since its creation. Tuscan area was built in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Made entirely of solid walnut with careful choice of wood made of thick planks and carefully chosen according to the function they have in the cabinet. Stands decoration slotted the hand rail and the pedestals provided removable lateral supports to allow a more comfortable lying if used as a daybed. It restored the function of the chest with the construction of the retractable cover in old solid chestnut wood that had been lost. The versatile cabinet enclosed three functions, of open container of sofa and daybed.
Restoration
The restoration has been driven by mobile storage conditions patina. It was removed dirt deposited over time by choosing not to remove the original shellac but to reinstate to preserve the character of the cabinet. Restored the fundamental structural balance in a mobile high weight like this have been reintegrated frames where missing and rebuilt the cover sitting in solid chestnut thick and bill similar to the originals. wax finish to restore the satin appearance that the patina of time donated to this Mobile.
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Length: 160 cm
Width: 73 cm
Height: 72 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Internal Dimensions
Length: 154 cm
Width: 62.5 cm
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Restoration of a chestnut wood door, 1932

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State of preservation before surgery

The state of preservation was discreet, in the lower part of the door was in place a thermitic attack, while the right door had one of the uprights broken at one point. The closing and opening of the doors and of the dark was not completely feasible due to repainting stratified, oxidation and in some cases failure of hardware.

The restoration

The precarious conditions of the conservation status of the door: a right wing mast broke at one point, did the intervention in the first instance focus on the structural strength of the work that was greatly compromised. Replaced the door with a temporary wooden plank, it proceeded to a removal of previous coatings to deepen the knowledge of the state of wood preservation and to proceed with the carpentry. The leaf was interested in the lower area by a thermitic attack with some gaps widespread internal delamination due to the galleries created by termites. To work on the broken mast was created in a joint chestnut wood with two male-female joints in the upper and lower, while the degradation due to termites are several wooden dowels needed. E ‘was removed a plank not original fir wood in the wing inner face reporting to view the panel in not carved area.
The intervention on the wing left, on the transom, on dark and on the door jamb has traced the previous intervention arrangements. The hardware was dismantled, stripped and stabilized to prevent oxidation, while the necessary fillings were made with stucco shellac. For the final protective coating is a product with high climate resistance was used given the unfavorable environmental conditions in which is placed the door. Finally, to prevent the excessive absorption of water in the lower part of the door favored the onset of biological attacks have been applied two shaped copper plates that have also improved the aesthetic impact of the door.