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Restoration of a dresser in the Second Empire style

Empire mahogany Dresser Empire style
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Subject: drawers in mahogany

Period: early twentieth century

Style: Second Empire

Origin: Northern Italy

Description:

Elegant dresser Second Empire. Built at the beginning of the twentieth century.
The rigid and essential structure is in stark contrast to the harmonious movement of the uprights “harness” key element of style. The search for a delicate decoration is reflected in the choice to use the mahogany, one of the essences most refined and notes, easily recognizable by the many veins of darker hue.
Realized as mentioned in mahogany, poplar was used for the structural elements and fir for the rear panels and the funds of the drawers.
Careful selection of the plane in mahogany, front high-end with hidden drawer, three wire drawers framed by the side pillars where the mahogany choice of the heart creates a pleasant and delicate decoration. side panels made of mahogany slab.

Restoration:

On the mobile it has opted for a classic restoration to protect the patina that time has sedimented.

woodworm treatment to remove the wood-eating insects present.

It has intervened on the structure by integrating the panels with wood inserts and strong glue.

Replenishing veneer on time only where necessary with strong glue seepage of animal origin where it had lost its adhesive power and use the same mahogany essence where the veneer was missing.

Reintegration of shellac with a brush where it was bleached due to moisture and where it was lacking.

Grouting wax mahogany color to fill the holes of worms and small dell’impiallaccio gaps.

Finish with beeswax to protect the coating shellac.

The cabinet is healthy and free of worms.

dimensions:
Length: 110 cm
Width: 50 cm
Height: 85 cm
Weight: 45 kg

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