Syrian Inlaid Gaming Table #1 – Home Entertainment Center, ca. 1890

February 20, 2016

It all started with a trip to the dentist.  After my teeth passed inspection, he looked at me with a twinkle in his eye and said, “I’ve got a table I’d like you to look at.” Little did I know…..

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The Mystery Corner Cupboard – Chapter 8

April 12, 2015

Soon I began repairs to the doors. The glass appeared to be original – amazing. Much glazing was missing, but I restored it. With other minor repairs, the doors were strong and ready for finish restoration.

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The Mystery Corner Cupboard – Chapter 7

March 01, 2015

Now that the lower case was structurally sound, it was time to restore the doors. The two mortise and tenon door frames were made of solid (heavy and hard) Santo Domingo mahogany – the best. Still, their faces were veneered,some of which was loose.  This I reglued while also making a survey of loose areas of veneer in the panels.

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