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Replacing Antique Veneer The existing veneer has been badly damaged. As the veneer was originally fixed with reversible animal glue, Marcus is able to secure the remaining veneer and delicately create curves and shapes. This enables the replacement veneer to be sympathetically fixed into position. All of the jagged edges are removed thus when the piece goes to the Finishers they will be able to blend all repairs to the surrounding shades.
Cleaning up antique veneer   Removing jagged edge of antique veneer   Cabinet Maker Splicing in new veneer   New veneer in situ
Nigel explains the type of skills , methods and material required to conserve the patina of these chairs. Our view is to provide the minimum but essential work required to revive an original finish. We first gently clean the finish taking great care not to disturb the natural signs of age and patina, colour blend all repairs to the surrounding shade and revive the original finish with an oil / beeswax composition.
Antique patina
Colour blending antique chair  Daniel is colour blending all replacement details that have been spliced in by the Cabinet Makers.
We only use natural earth pigments and dyes because they blend in so well with the natural shades of Antique timbers.
The natural patination of a genuine antique finish has an infinite number of colours, it takes years of experience to be able to blend the natural pigments layer by layer to create the tonal variety that is so essential to the finished piece.

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