posted 27 Apr 2009, 18:02 by Patrick Robinson   [ updated 30 Apr 2009, 19:48 ]
This unusual dressing table  is a 'transitional' piece made about (or Circa) 1890.

It is English made and of very high quality, 

It links late Victorian, Edwardian and even early 20th century Art Deco styles in the one peice.
The dressing table top was in poor condition. Nail polish remover had melted the original finish and bleached the thick burr maple veneered surface badly.

However, the rest of the piece was in very good condition -- so it was a case of matching the top to the drawer fronts, by careful surface removal, application of oxalic acid, fine papering, staining and finally french polishing.