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Torn leather armchairInternal leather patchFlush leather patch
 Repaired armchairRepaired armchair
This leather armchair had been mauled by a cat.  It was patched internally then a shaped patch was added to produce a flush surface.  The join was filled then coloured and refinished before a final wax polish.





Long seat before restorationLong seat before restorationLong seat before restoration
This caned long seat had 3 missing decorated back-splats, the broken arm had 3 inches missing, two badly made replacement legs had to be remade and a missing stretcher had to be made.
Disassembled seatCopying back-splat decorationThe second one is the original
Firstly the seat was taken apart as all glue joints had failed.  Then all replacement parts were made, coloured and decorated.
Gluing upGluing upRestored long seat
The front and back were glued up as two separate units then glued together with the arms. Then it was finished with light shellac. After the upholsterer had woven the seat into place the cane was coloured up and button polished to give it some age. Finally a mahogany wax polish was applied to give a rich depth of colour.