The top picture shows the wooden section partially polished and repaired (compare it with the bottom pictures that show the chipped, missing veneer, a fair bit of built up grime and the generally dull and worn finish)
.... a bit of a way still to go with this one.
In the workshop
L. A. Polishers is currently working on this right now!
NB FOR THOSE THAT MIGHT BE INTERESTED!
Conference at the Victoria and Albert Museum
"Robin Day, one of the most significant British designers of the 20th century. This event celebrates the centenary of Robin Day’s birth and considers his work for Hille and for major national landmarks such as the Royal Festival Hall. Speakers include curators, historians and the designer’s daughter, Paula Day. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A"