Ebonised Mahogany Candle Stand
This beautifully elegant ebonised mahogany candle stand was made by Holland & Sons who were considered to be among the most important furniture makers of the Victorian period. They supplied furnishings for the private homes of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at Osborne and Balmoral. Other important works were furnishings for the Palace of Westminster.
When this table came into us it had a leg broken off. Much worse though, it had been repaired in the past with epoxy resin. It had been pasted around the bottom of the column and legs. To my mind it is akin to a crime to use of epoxy on an item such as this. It never allows joints to close properly and is almost impossible to remove.
After many hours of painstaking work to remove the epoxy glue the table was correctly repaired and cleaned.