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     A pair of hand carved chairs in need of restoration work were brought to the studio.  The owner did not realize the chairs were hand carved, but close examination of the carvings during the restoration revealed the hand work. Both chairs needed to have the seats completely rebuilt with new suspension, padding and fabric. The left arm of one of the chairs was broken off. Other mechanical repairs needed to be made as well. The finish on the chairs was rather worn and had failed in many areas.

     The sets of before and after pictures shown below reveal some of the restoration work that was necessary to bring the chairs back to their original beauty.

Before After
     In the photographs above the left arm that was completely broken off of the chair was restored and structural integrity of the chair restored.
 
Before After

     A close up of one of the claw feet reveals the state of degradation of the original fnish. The end result of careful cleaning and restoration of the lacquer finish returned the lost beauty and luster of the handcarved claw foot.

 
Before After

     This close up view of the seat frame reveals the damage where the chair arm was broken away from the frame as well as the degraded state of the overall finish of the chair. On the right, in the "after" image the arm has been restored, the chair cleaned without destroying the patina in the cracks and crevices of the carvings, and the lacquer finish restored.

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