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XVIII Century French Arm-Chair
chair 1  This interesting piece of furniture belongs to the collection of Mrs and Mr Shutler on Park Ave, Manhattan. It was made in France in the 18th century.
chair 2  The problem with this chair was that someone put a nail instead of a wood connection to keep the construction of the chair together. In addition, this picture shows the extensive damage done by the wood eating insects.
chair 3  Due to the extensive damage at the need of a deep penetration, a system of slow and progressive penetration of the insecticides was developed.
chair 4  The core of the arms and the seat itself were glued with animal hide glue. Some sections were retouched with water-color paint so as to avoid attracting attention and preserving the appearance of the object.

XVII Century English Office Cabinet
cabinet 1  From collection of Mrs Cult in New York City:
  • Glueing and retouching cracks
  • French-Polish using natural sherlock from India
  • Cleaning the bronzes with 50% amonia and 50% water.


XVIII Century English Comod

I tried to touch minimum as neccessary, I glued the loose corners, using brown glue and wood clams. Next day I cleaned the rusty glue, put hard wax in the cracks, (the waxes must match the color of the vains of the wood) cleaned it with gray soap, and buffed it with a cotton spunge, and i ended with french-polish.. The owners were fully satisfied.


200 Year Old 6 Cornered Table

Before I do restoration, I instructed the owners that the rings on the table have not been completly taken off, and I sugested avoid stripping table, beacuse the tble would loose %80 of its value. I used 1000 wet sandpaper, and benzine, and gently touched the broken parts. After cleaning with a dry cotton spunge, I used alcohol to buff the table, and gently mixed light sherlock with alcohol, until the pours were smooth. The effect was spectacular.



1999 Darius Gubala