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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 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.


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

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Restoration of a chest of drawers in walnut and walnut flame

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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 keys suited to the cabinet in question immediately after repainted as needed shellac spagliettata later. The finish has been given to provide a wax to the cabinet a warmer and less shiny appearance.


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Restoration of a dresser in the Second Empire style

Empire mahogany Dresser Empire style
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Subject: drawers in mahogany

Period: early twentieth century

Style: Second Empire

Origin: Northern Italy


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 and fir for the rear panels and the funds of the drawers.
Careful selection of the plane in mahogany, front high-end with hidden drawer, three wire drawers framed by the side pillars where the mahogany choice of the heart creates a pleasant and delicate decoration. side panels made of mahogany slab.


On the mobile it has opted for a classic restoration to protect the patina that time has sedimented.

woodworm treatment to remove the wood-eating insects present.

It has intervened on the structure by integrating the panels with wood inserts and strong glue.

Replenishing veneer on time only where necessary with strong glue seepage of animal origin where it had lost its adhesive power and use the same mahogany essence where the veneer was missing.

Reintegration of shellac with a brush where it was bleached due to moisture and where it was lacking.

Grouting wax mahogany color to fill the holes of worms and small dell’impiallaccio gaps.

Finish with beeswax to protect the coating shellac.

The cabinet is healthy and free of worms.

Length: 110 cm
Width: 50 cm
Height: 85 cm
Weight: 45 kg

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Restoration of a walnut dresser and oak neo-Renaissance

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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 oak complete this piece of furniture that combines aesthetics, sturdiness and functionality.
Restoration: The excellent conditions of preservation have directed the restoration of minimal intervention, restoration of the original hardware cleaning of the outer and inner surface and reintegration of shellac. wax finish.
Length: 141 cm
Width: 53 cm
Height: 97.5 cm



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Restoration of a cupboard in walnut 1920 neoclassical origin Milan

Walnut sideboard neoclassical
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Subject: entrance hall cupboard
Period: 1920
Style: Neoclassical
Provenance: Milan
Description: Walnut sideboard neoclassical. Module of a mobile broader presents the side in poplar with paneling in walnut. The front has two drawers with neoclassical vents not original but in style. Threading as well as on the drawers to create a geometric frame is present on the lower doors where the veneer is curated choice with transverse veins between them. The also made of walnut forms the base of the mirror of considerable size. The original mirror is damaged for any damage incurred during transport. bronze applications to define the upper part of the mirror that denotes Nouveau forms.
the restoration
The cabinet was stripped to remove a number of repainting that darkened appearance. woodworm treatment performed and rivernciatura side to even out the overall appearance of the cabinet. The well-kept interior has been cleaned and repainted shellac. wax finish.
Lower Mobile: Mirror:
Length: 86 cm Length: 86 cm
Width: 46 cm Width: 3.5 cm
Height: 82 cm Height: 115 cm


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Restoration walnut drawer dresser

Restoration walnut drawer dresser