Rescued from the tip and brought back to life. This poor thing was beaten up and so sad. She’s over a hundred years old so she deserved a second chance.
she needed woodworm treatment, drawer runners replacing, new veneer, and a coat of paint. The top cornice with secret compartment had to be trimmed to fit the space, then stained to match the existing wood. The wood carvings had to be taken off, restained and replaced. Also had to fake a new one by making a mould and using air drying clay.
The grand old lady now has pride of place in my kitchen. She’s by no means perfect, she bears the scars of a life well lived but I hope she now lasts another 100 years. I am an enthusiastic hobby upcycler, this is the first piece I have done of this size.