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English Partners Desk

A complete restoration of both desk and leather top.  This desk came to us in pieces.
 
This an example of a complete restoration of a 19th Century English Partners Desk.
 

 
 

View 1
Here we have a view of the top right drawer which had its dove tail joints ripped apart and the lock as well. 





 

   
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  View 2
This is a view of the other side where the tails of the dove tail joint are missing. 
 
 



 

   
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  View 3
This view shows the lock that was torn off to try to open a locked drawer.  A similar antique lock was reset as well.






 
   
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  View 4
This view shows the rebuilding of the tails of the dove tail joints.


 


 

   
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  View 5
The dove tail joints are hand cut, test fitted, glued and clamped. 







 
   
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View 6
In this view we are sampling which leathers might fit the best. 



 


 

   
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  View 7
Here we decide on a leather which was recuperated from a mid 19th Century Spanish dining chair.  We placed paper templates over the area of the leather sample that best matches the leather top.
 



   
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  View 8
This is a close up of the damaged leather top. 







 
   
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  View 9
This view show the paper template and the leather sample cut out together next to the cut out on the leather top.






 
   
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  View 10
This view shows the leather replacement set in place.







 
   
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View 11
Here we show a cut out of the paper template, the leather sample for the corner of the leather top.  We also re-apply the embossed edging. 


 


 

   
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  View 12
This is the corner piece of leather top set in place.
 

 


 

   
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  View 13
This is the initial coloring of the corner piece.  We later complete the touch up process. 






 
   
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  View 14
Here is a view of the completed leather top.  A very nice transformation with out replacing the leather and keeping more with the period of the piece.





 
   
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  View 15
Voila!  What came to us in pieces is now in Dean Mellon's Loft Office in Buckhead. 






 

   
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