Author Archives: Toshi Iwata
A 18th century large carved mahogany wall bracket
Making 19th century teapot handle sockets
A 19th century Dutch painted leather screen
A William IV rosewood breakfast table
The table top had some water damage marks and the whole top had sun UV light damage. I took the polish off and used chemicals to take out the water stains and polished the whole top.
A pair of George III bombe chests circa 1765 in manner of John Cobb 2
This pair of chests had a different top. The one has beautiful marquetry decoration that is the original top. The other one has mahogany veneer with some inlay works that was probably made in the 19th century. At first I cut all the veneers to create the same design marquetry except the edge veneer decoration. And thenContinue reading “A pair of George III bombe chests circa 1765 in manner of John Cobb 2”
A French Box with carving and marquetry decoration
This is the carved fretwork box with marquetry decoration. This superb quality box was probably made in France in the 19th century. Main problem was the missing carvings. When I looked at the whole box, I noticed the bottom foot section was missing. At first I stabilized all loose joints, veneers and carvings. And thenContinue reading “A French Box with carving and marquetry decoration”
A George II mahogany architects/ reading table attributed to Mayhew and Ince
This is a rare George II mahogany double-ratcheted architects/ reading table attributed to Mayhew and Ince circa 1755-60. Over the years, the original colour of the top had been hidden by several layers of polish & a raw sienna pigment. I took off the polish and pigment and found several dark stains underneath. I removed the darkContinue reading “A George II mahogany architects/ reading table attributed to Mayhew and Ince”
A pair of George III bombe chests circa 1765 in manner of John Cobb 1
The bracket feet of these commodes had been cut down and the gilt-bronze mounts had been moved. In order to restore them to their original form, I created a new shaped bracket foot and then veneered the surface in harewood (sycamore). I then stained the veneer to create a perfect colour match, then polished andContinue reading “A pair of George III bombe chests circa 1765 in manner of John Cobb 1”
The gilt frame circa 1860
There were many losses / missing pieces to the gilt composition decoration. I made about 30 small missing composition decorations and re-gilded newly made parts and cleaned the whole surface.