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…

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Restructuring of a fixture and a chestnut wood door

Restructuring of a door and a chestnut wood window

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. 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…

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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…

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

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. 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…

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Restoration of a dresser in the Second Empire style

Empire mahogany Dresser Empire style

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. 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…

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Restoration of a walnut dresser and oak neo-Renaissance

 ©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. 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…

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