This bureau had sentimental attachment for the clients and they required it to be completely restored. It was in very poor condition and the work included:

  1. Stripping away the old perished lacquer finish
  2. Replacing missing veneers
  3. Replacing worn drawer runners
  4. Removal of old plastic ’leather’ on fall and routing out new inset
  5. Repair lock
  6. Repair loper guides and fit new baize on top
  7. Strip, repair, sand and refinish internal compartments
  8. Clean and polish all handles
  9. Lock had missing pin-replacing and supplying new key
  10. Refinishing in lacquer
  11. Fit tooled skiver to fall in red leather

The client commented with this review on

“Ian did an excellent job of restoring the bureau that belonged to my parents and I wanted to keep as a reminder of their lives. Before we gave him the job Ian explained what he would need to do and gave me a detailed written quote. He collected the bureau from our house and brought it back when finished. I am very, very pleased with the result. All in all, excellent service and workmanship. I would definitely recommend Ian”

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