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.
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.
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.