Georgian mahogany serpentine chest of draws

The George the third Scottish mahogany serpentine chest of draws come in for some restoration recently, the chest of draws was in a general good condition , some draw runners were slightly worn and would need attention, in replacing the worn out timber . The carcass had some veneer damage to its splayed feet along with the ebony inlay line damaged and missing in place . The chest hadn’t been repolished and was in its original country house look and wanted to keep the chest in its period look with out loosing the patina

The chest had its repairs carried out ,levelled and sealed with a coat of shellac for me to colour out later on . The chest was cleaned to remove the surface dirt and grime from the timber , without going through its original finish . During this process the chest too had some minor water marks removed from the surface while cleaning the chest . The chest was then slightly rubbed back with a fine wire wool to remove the stubborn last bits before some natural clear beeswax was applied and then gently buffed of . A further coat of beeswax was applied and buffed of the following day thus allowed for the wax to harden up slightly before I gave the chest a hard beewax to finish the chest . The chest had its original brass handles cleaned and polished lightly and a key made for its central draw to complete this restoration of a serpentine chest

All work can be discussed with yourself and a rough quotation is given before any restoration is done ,all work is done by myself in my workshop and often collected and delivered by myself .please get in contact with myself through my website

http://www.chapmanrestoration.co.uk

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