In our furniture workshop this week are some very beautiful pieces that have arrived for restoration like this 19th Century French Boulle centre table, the brass inlay has lifted off the tortoiseshell base and needs major restoration, I hate to say it, but the owner had it in their conservatory with an air conditioning unit blasting on to it and it has dried out the table and caused the inlay to pop out. I can't wait to see it when Andrew is finished.
The front window of our workshop, Farquhar's Furniture, Bowral with a set of very pretty little French walnut hand woven rattan cane Salon chairs all to be repaired.
Look, more of my wood wool in a basket and another little model holding a bundle of bull rush sticks, these were a gift from a gorgeous lady named Susan who comes to our workshop once every fortnight to have lessons with Andrew. She said they are over 20 years old, she dipped them in lacquer when they picked them which has stopped them opening up and falling apart.
A very old cedar sideboard that the client has left for me, well Andrew, which means me! far too expensive for them to restore it, which is great as I love it just the way it is, it has perfect patina, perfect for my images and my home, the only problem is I cannot fit it in anyway. The client wanted it stripped back and re-polished to it's original state. Lucky us...... Andrew often is left with furniture that is not wanted by his clients, he often uses parts of the piece to retrieve old timbers and hardware for restoration.
The masking tape on the top shows where the damage is and this is where Andrew will be working on it, wouldn't it be lovely if this client decided not to go ahead and left this one to our workshop, 'which means me! a ha, Then I really would find room in my home. I will show you images of the finished piece when we're finished.