Rosewood davenport - Before
This Rosewood Davenport has suffered many years of neglect, the polish has been exposed to too much sunlight and heat which dries it out causing it to crack and to become ' dead ' a term we use for polish that cannot be recovered or reworked. This would therefore need gentle stripping and repolishing as opposed to a revive and repolish.
Additional problems that are common with sunlight and heat exposure dries the animal glue out that secures the veneer, this may cause the veneer to lift and can be chipped off, cross-banded veneer becomes loose and may drop off as well as moulding and the joints.
All of these have occurred to the Davenport which needed a thorough restoration job as well as new inlaid leather top