This Carlton desk came into us as a rather tatty but good quality Edwardian (1901-1907) dressing table with perished and discoloured french polish to the top and sides with a tatty silvered mirror. The brief was to make it into a useful item for the clients study / home office.
First we removed the mirror arms and back. We then replaced it with a new inlaid back board behind the two small top drawers.
We then made a caveto moulding which was fitted above the new back.
Next the top and sides had the old perished polish removed then re-coloured and re- polished.
All the drawers were checked and made to run freely and all joints were checked and made good.
Finally the rest of the unit was deep cleaned and the original polish revived then wax polished.
It was returned to the client with the mirror and components for storing.