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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.

dimensions:

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

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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 close to the original as having unique foreclosure the uniqueness that the piece has reached both from an aesthetic point of view and from a point historically including in this uniqueness also measures non-originating.
The products that use for the restoration of a mobile are compatible with the age of the piece on which I work, for which where necessary to use glues, consolidating, fixatives and coatings of animal and vegetable origin, in other words those used at the time when the ‘object was created.
Not dislike the use of new generation of products or industrial origin in all the processing phases, these ensure a greater adherence to the daily needs of dell ‘object fruition.
The restoration techniques pursue the same principles of interventions trying to use machining and finishing techniques compatible with the age of the piece, for example (coating wick, grouting with rabbit glue and pigments), but is a minor player use that object is going to do.

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Restoration of six chairs in walnut 1920 neoclassical origin Milan

Neoclassical walnut table chairs restoration
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Subject: Ballroom Chairs

Period: 1920

Style: Neoclassical

Provenance: Milan

Description:

Made of solid walnut and beech wood these chairs are remarkably solid considering the age and style that sets them apart. The style is neoclassical but suffers greatly influence the Liberty upward momentum presenting. Turned legs slightly tapered column. Seat and back upholstered in leather with decorative studs in bronze. Classical decoration thread and upper frame in the neoclassical style. They have been carefully preserved and are in perfect conditions of conservation considering they have one hundred years.

the restoration

The chairs were covered with an accumulation of dirt and repainting that darkened much the leather seat and wooden structure. Have been scoured, it cleaned the skin and nailing bronze. Were treated against the few have them present and repainted shellac spagliettata and protected with beeswax. Even the seat and back in leather were polished with beeswax.

dimensions:

Length: 44 cm
Width: 44 cm
Height: 103.5 cm
Weight:

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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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Iroko windows restructuring

House renovation iroko windows

Iroko windows restructuring

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chestnut wood door restructuring

Restructuring of chestnut wood door

chestnut wood door restructuring

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Chest hanger chestnut wood restoration

Chest hanger chestnut wood restoration

Chest hanger chestnut wood restoration

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Restoration Chippendal little table from Norderstedt, Germany

Restoration Chippendal little table

Restoration Chippendal little table

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Walnut Luois Philippe nightstand restoration

Walnut Louis Philippe nightstand restoration

Walnut Luois Philippe nightstand restoration

 

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Restoration walnut drawer dresser

Restoration walnut drawer dresser
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Restoration of a chestnut wood door, 1932

Chestnut door restoration
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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.