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Italian walnut sofa restoration Sant’Arsenio Salerno vallo di Diano Italy

©RestauriRaia.com Restortion, restructuring and restyling wooden artifacts Period: first half of the 20th century Style: Luigi Filippo Provenance: Sant’Arsenio, vallo di Diano, SA, southern Italy Description: Craftmanship solid walnut sofa. Louis Philippe style built in the twentieth century, discreet workmanship, precarious conservation conditions. Good construction techniques, “amateur” restoration interventions, nailed joints with pressure nail and large screws that have weakened the wood already not intact due to widespread worming. Restoration: Furniture was in precarious storage conditions. Once the external fabric covering has been removed, the padding and the structure have to be removed for the lower part in order to be…

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Restoration of a solid walnut table

Restoration of a walnut table

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. Epoca: First half of the twentieth century Style: Eclectic Provenance: Vallo di Diano, SA, Southern Italy Description: Table of skilful craftsmanship. Made entirely of solid walnut with lower structure supporting the chestnut extensions. Built with good craftsmanship is a solid table and will last over time, the only problems that may arise can be manifested on the center panels of the floor made with walnut slabs that could move in time. Restoration: The cabinet was in fairly good storage conditions. The table top was completely stripped to bring the original wood to…

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Restoration of a chest of drawers Louis Philippe

Chest drawers Louis Philippe walnut restoration

Subject: drawers in solid walnut Period: first quarter of the twentieth century Style: Louis Philippe Provenance: Tuscany Description: completely original drawers. From the disposal of a Tuscan farmhouse, this popular Tuscan chest of drawers 1800 is built to last. original structure of hard chestnut wood, outdoor tables in solid walnut completely intact in its original part in walnut and 80% in its backbone. sober, simplicity and quality in mobile. Restoration: The cabinet was in poor storage conditions. Attacked so it extended by wood-eating insects, as mentioned thus completely original with glue made from animal glues completely pulverized. It proceeded immediately…

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Restoration of a chest of drawers in walnut and walnut flame

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. Subject: walnut chest of drawers Period: last quarter of the twentieth century Style: Eclectic Provenance: Southern Italy Description: Classic chest of drawers in solid walnut and burr walnut in typical eclectic style. Restoration: The dresser was completely covered by a widespread and pervasive black coating that in addition to distorting the appearance it had strongly influenced the preservation not allowing the wood to breathe. It proceeded immediately to remove the black paint, moving then to the woodworm treatment. Several of necessary carpentry work, both structural reconstruction of the missing frames. Were inserted…

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Work, products, techniques, the interventions that go to make the object have conservative and recovery character

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. I have a university education but I attended a workshop antiquarian. Conjugate these experiences to everyday practice and the constant study and updating necessary in the practice of this profession where you never stop learning, especially from the past. I try before you begin a job of framing historically and stylistically mobile that I face identifying interventions that has suffered over time, and the general state of conservation of the piece. The interventions that go to make the object have conservative and recovery character as far as possible of a condition as…

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Restoration of a dresser in the Second Empire style

Empire mahogany Dresser Empire style

©RestauriRaia.com Restoration, renovation and restyling of wooden artifacts. 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…

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