JULY 2013 NEWS – LOUIS XVI STYLE CABINET

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 Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted cabinet after a model by Jean Henri Riesener

We received this cabinet in a very dull and tired condition. The veneers muted under layers of old varnish and the quality of the gilt metal mounts hidden by old, tarnished lacquer.

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After carrying out structural repairs and replacement of missing veneers, the layers of old varnish were dry stripped and the cabinet re-polished to show its true colour and patination.

The mounts were carefully cleaned and re-lacquered, the marble top repaired and burnished.

On completion the cabinet was positively glowing and vibrant, showing the true and outstanding quality of its original manufacture.