I RECENCY COMPLETED MAKING NEW ADDITIONS FOR SAINT GEORGEíS CHURCH IN HIGH STREET BELFAST, CIRCA 1816.

Friday, May 31, 2024

These new hand rails were made in Oak to match the existing rails & alter.

Iíve also previously restored the 19th C pulpit & other items within the church.



RECANING THE SEAT ON A REGENCY ARMCHAIR.

Monday, March 30, 2020



A MID 19TH C MAHOGANY LONGCASE CLOCK.

Friday, December 28, 2018

This clock had suffered from many typical problems including damaged bracket feet, broken & missing mouldings along with damage to the Concalo Alves veneer.

The case required the coloured varnish removing before French polishing then dulling & wax polishing.

The replacement brass fittings also required colouring to Mach the aged case.



A SET OF 8 REGENCY MAHOGANY DINING CHAIRS

Friday, December 28, 2018



THE RECENT RESTORATION OF A FINE MID 18TH CENTURY CHIPPENDALE SECRETAIRE BOOKCASE.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023



FURTHER EXAMPLES OF RESTORATION.

Monday, April 22, 2024



RECENT RESTORATION TO AN GEORGE III SATINWOOD & INLAID PEMBROKE TABLE.

Monday, February 19, 2024

The central fan inlay had suffered extensive damage due to a combination of water & shrinkage & required careful removal before trimming & regluing. Multiple sections of damaged inlay also required remaking.

A SUPERB WILLIAM & MARY WALNUT CHEST ON STAND. CIRCA 1700

Saturday, November 2, 2024

This superb piece of period walnut furniture was an absolute pleasure to restore.

IRISH REGENCY SIDE CABINET RECENTLY RESTORED.

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

I always enjoy restoring side cabinets such as this as they always look fantastic when finished complete with pleated silk door panels.

AN IMPORTANT BURR OAK & BRASS INLAID CENTRE TABLE ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE BULLOCK

Saturday, June 8, 2019



RECANING THE SEAT OF AN IMPORTANT SOLID SATINWOOD & EBONY INLAID ARMCHAIR ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS CHIPPENDALE THE YOUNGER.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Recaning the seat of an important solid satinwood & Ebony inlaid armchair attributed to Thomas Chippendale The Younger.

The new cane was then coloured & aged to match to others in the set.



A MID 19TH C WALNUT & BOXWOOD INLAID WORK TABLE BY ROBERT STRAHAN OF DUBLIN

Friday, June 3, 2022

A Mid 19th C walnut & boxwood inlaid sewing table by Robert Strahan of Dublin.


Various repairs were carried out damaged & lifting veneers. All 4 legs had suffered from bad breaks & the juncture with the frieze.

The delicate open fret lids also required patching.

The sewing box was recovered & pleated in pure silk.



A FINE REGENCY MAHOGANY CENTRE TABLE.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

This fine Regency mahogany centre table required restoration to lifting & blistered veneers.

The beading aroun the rim also required loose sections gluing as well as replacements turned on the lathe,

The top had previously been varnished with a Matt polyurethane varnish which required stripping off.

The top was then bleached with oxalic acid to remove stains and reduce redness in the surface.

The top was then traditionally hand French polished then after a week to harden dulled down and wax polished resulting in a fine mellow surface.

The base also had repairs carried out to the damaged veneers then coloured & wax polished.



AN EARLY GEORGE III MAHOGANY KNEEHOLE DESK

Sunday, April 12, 2020

This attractive mahogany kneehole desk received various restorations to the bracket feet and cock beading around the drawers.

The top required multiple applications of bleach as the top was heavely stained probably by steel tools as it had been in a shed for many years.

The repairs were coloured & then surfaces cleaned & polished.



SOME IMAGES OF RESTORATIONS

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Some images of restoration




A GEORGE III MAHOGANY & INLAID OVAL BREAKFAST TABLE.

Saturday, February 3, 2024

This table had suffered extensive damage due to dampness & neglect.

After many hours re gluing the lifting & blistered veneers the missing sections were cut from old solid rosewood. After repairs the top wa then bleached to remove the water stains & return the top to a more pleasing colour.

The table was then hand French polished over the period of a week then after another week to allow the polish to fully sink into the grain & harden was then dulled with a combination of pumice & rotten stone & wax polished to leave a more pleasing soft sheen.



THE RESTORATION OF THE PULPIT IN ST GEORGEíS CHURCH IN BELFAST

Friday, February 1, 2019

It was a great pleasure to be involved in the restoration of this magnificent pulpit.

MID 18TH CENTURY CHIPPENDALE PERIOD SILVER TABLE.

Friday, February 1, 2019

The restoration of this amazing table turned out to be a true labour of love.

I had to design & recreate the fret gallery as well as the umbrella stretchers.



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