Regency Mahogany Chest of Drawers
The drawer stops cause deep grooves by rubbing on the underside of the drawer bottoms. The drawer becomes difficult to open and does not run smoothly. The drawers wear grooves in the front rails of the carcase. Pieces of veneer and cock-beading become loose and get lost.
A full restoration was carried out on this chest: the drawer runners were built-up and the carcase runners were repaired. Replacement cock-beading was fitted, veneer patches were inserted to replace missing pieces, and the splay feet were re-built. Colour-matching and patinating the repairs completed the job, along with cleaning and adding more polish to the finish.