The photos show a heavily damaged mahogany dining chair which had shattered when it was sat on. Modern central heating systems often dry out the old type animal glue which was used on older furniture; this causes the joints to weaken over time with the piece eventually falling apart as was the case with this chair.
We carefully cleaned and made good all the joints, we fitted new mahogany into the top of one of the legs and made and fitted a new back rail and then pieced the chair together again.
Finally the new parts were stained and French Polished to match. In this case the client did not wish to have the entire chair stripped and polished as it would have then stood out from the other three of the set, so instead we lightly rubbed it down with very fine steel wool and waxed it
The chair was then delivered to the client who was highly delighted with it.
If you have any questions or queries about a repair or restoration job please contact us and we will be very happy to help.