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

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

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 able to completely restore. The main damage is a split on the front and all the lower joints held together by nails and a series of reinforcements glued externally to the joints. Removed these interventions the joints were weakened and in some cases missing. They have been rebuilt and for the front, in addition to a wooden reconstruction, in the rear part, a metal plate was inserted to reinforce the structure.

 

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Restructuring of the frame in the main historic building chestnut wood

Restructuring of a chestnut wood balcony
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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

Restructuring of a door and a chestnut wood window
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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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Restoration of a solid walnut table

Restoration of a walnut table
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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 “breathe” and can be treated against wood insects. With walnut inlays are closed covers any cracks on the floor of the table due to the natural movement of the wood. Varnish using shellac, wax finish.

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Restyling of a rustic table in mixed wood

Restyling of a rustic table in mixed wood

Period: first quarter of the twentieth century
Style: Rustico
Provenance: Vallo di Diano, SA, Southern Italy
Description: Rustic table in rustic built with native wood mixed area. Standing chestnut, plane and horizontal elements in spruce, fir tipping elements. Built with good mastery it is a solid table and is intended to last in time even if made of wood with no high durability in the plane and in the horizontal elements.
Restoration: The cabinet was in poor storage conditions. Attacked so it extended by wood-eating insects, and covered with numerous re-painting series that hid fillings and patches distributed throughout the table. The table was completely stripped to bring the original wood to “breathe” and can be treated against wood insects. Reset of the table volumes filling and removal of non-original frames has opted for an antiqued lacquering.

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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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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 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

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 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.

Restoration:

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.

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

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Conservative restoration trade weight scale

Conservative restoration trade weight scale

Data sheet
Subject: cherry wood Libra
Period: 1910/1920.
Style:
Provenance: Southern Italy

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Antique spinning restoration, first half of the twentieth century

Object: Spinning Beechwood

Period: first half of the nineteenth century.

 

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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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Crucifix sculpture restoration

Sculpture Christ crucified

Object: Crucifix sculpture restoration

Period: XIX century.
Style:
Origin: Italy
Description: Ancient Christ carved by hand and decorated with plaster and polychrome. Missing Cross, good conditions

The images of the restoration of a beautiful sculpture representing a small crucifix. There are some repainting on the arm and on the back than on the hair is visible to the naked eye. The cross is not present. The conservation status is discreet.