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Heldreich Traditional Furniture Restorers take part in BBC's "Trust me, I'm a dealer" BBC ProgrammeHeldreich Restores bookcase for BBC Antiques Show

We were asked by the Production Company from Paul Martin's BBC programme "Trust Me, I'm a dealer" programme to restore a Mahogany Bookcase Cabinet.

Restoored Door Edges from Mahogany Cabinet
Wood grafted onto door edges

The Cabinet was surveyed to understand the extent of restoration required.

We discovered that the doors had been badly restored in the past. They had all been reshaped which meant the doors no longer fitted the carcass correctly. Using period timbers we grafted all four doors and the edges of the carcass to enable us to refit the doors correctly.

The Veneer and sections of Mouldings were badly damaged in many areas. New pieces had to be grafted in and mouldings cut to match the original. We always ensure not to over restore a piece as the aim is to maintain as much originality as possible.

The photos shows new grafts and mouldings (Lighter wood)
BBC Cabinet Moulding Edge
Replacing the Georgian Glass

The four top panes of glass were cracked or missing. We replaced these using Georgian period glass from our extensive collection. We always aim to use original materials where possible.

The photos shows the door frame being prepared for the new glass

Once all the repairs had been made, they were matched in and the original finish was carefully cleaned and revived to reveal the true patina of the piece. French polishing

The finished Mahogany Bookcase Cabinet after restoration in all it's glory and prior to despatch from our workshop.

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