This table top was broken into many pieces. It was glued back together, and all missing areas were replaced to match.
This dining table had a very brittle finish. It was starting to chip at the edges, and had suffered a lot of ware and tear. After taking to polish down to remove scratches, it was polished and a beautiful even shine.
This table was very worn. The color had been rubbed off, and it had then been refinished over the uneven surface. It was stripped, re-stained, and refinished, to the customers specifications.
So many globes have come and gone, that I can't make a post for each. Here are some details of what I have restored.
This portrait had general scuffing, and a tear. The tear was patched and in-painted, and the varnish was revived.
This table need structural repairs. It was then stripped, and grain filled,
This mirror need to be cut down, to fit a clients needs. Once done, and the corners repaired, the backing and glass needed to be re-sized.
The frames and mirrors that come through the studio are too numerous to document individually. Here is a sampling of what we have seen. They include gilded mirror restoration, newly gilded pieces, tortoiseshell, ebonizing, and paint.
Edo period statue/doll. Known for their luminous pale skin, and round jolly demeanor, this guy was not so happy. He was sort of self destructing from the inside out. I have a great fondness for these particular sculptures, and it was a lot of fun to put him back together.
Reeded mirrors come in and out of the studio for restoration quite often. I was asked, by one client, to make a reproduction reeded mirror, so that it could be custom sized. You can also see the sample in my sample category. The moulding is a traditional 3 1/4" width, and has 6 reeds. It can be ordered in any custom size, and can be fitted with new, or antiqued glass.