Conservation: Unusual Cedar Extension Table

posted 5 Mar 2013, 13:35 by Patrick Robinson

This is the only Australian cedar table I have seen in this form. Probably made by a European (my guess is French) the top and ends have a mitred frame and extends on tapered arms. The original finish is very mellow and I have revived it only.I have also tuned the sliding arms and replaced the underside felt which protects the ends from scratches when the table is extended.

The table is related in my mind to this French made Australian cedar chest from the same era- mid to late 19th century: Rare 'Fraustralien' Chest of Drawers