​​​​​​French Polishing & Furniture Restoration
antique & modern furniture, staircases & floors

White Colne, Essex
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Restoration of an Early Victorian Long Stool by L. A. Polishers North Essex This Victorian Long Stool with turned legs and cushion/ bolster ends has an elegant line, simple and stylish.... but when it came into the workshop it was in a pretty sorry state.

​There were several large chunks gouged out of the edge moulding (picture 2 shows this well) and a corner was completely missing. All the joints were broken and a square face to the top of one of the legs was nowhere to be seen (bottom photo).

Photos 2-4 show the same end of the table, but at different stages of repair. You also get a good idea from pictures 2, 3 and 5 just how dull, worn and uneven the finish was, as well as its general poor condition.


In the workshop
T
he moulding and the corner were repaired, the missing face on the leg was replaced and all the joints were re-dowelled and glued. The bolster/ cushion ends were re-attached and to finish off it was completely cleaned down and re-polished by hand, with all new repairs sensitively matched in.