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Restoration bedside tables veneered walnut 1930

Restoration bedside tables veneered walnut 1930

Bedside tables in walnut veneer, the first half of the twentieth century, Crosses, ON.
State of preservation before surgery
Fairly good condition except for a diffuse white coating on the paint and a xylophagous attack not spread due moist environment where the furniture were placed. Some gaps nell’impiallacciatura, suno a broken handle other mild forms of degradation. Both tables are missing in the upper marble top.
The restoration
The disinfection has been carried out with a brush on the inner surfaces of the outer ones and not painted. In total they were used in 1500 ml of product (Amonn Lignex Defend- active ingredient: Permethrin).
Later the tables were packed in semi-watertight.
The furniture was stored under high humidity conditions, this has altered the painting shellac, also one of the two bedside tables had been partly stripped; taking account of what has opted for a complete stripping to the bedside in worse conditions and a partial, only the front of the drawer, for the other.
The carpentry activities have concerned the veneer decoesa or detached from the media in some places  and the lower area with the rebuilding of the feet behind and reincollaggio fronts.
Subsequently they were eliminated earlier stucco probably made with animal glue and pigments given the material consistency of the grout. The fillings were made with compatible materials and easily reversible in anticipation of a possible intervention of higher quality future.
The filler used is a compound based on rotten chalk, pigments and the adhesive is composed of a 25% bone glue, 75% animal glue, the so-called classic stucco. The pigments used were Terra natural shade, shade the ground and burnt sienna natural over synthetic black iron oxide.
The pictorial replenishments have been made with a paint made with animal glue diluted in water to 25% and pigment. It ‘was a necessary retouching with only the pigment of synthetic black iron oxide.
Reinstatement of the paint with shellac applied by brush in a first draft. Subsequently it was applied to buffer.

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