When we bought this mirror it was in many small pieces. However the ‘foxed’ glass was intact. Victor carefully attached each section of the carved wood back together to form the beautiful oval frame. Much of the gilding had worn off the carving so using a red gold 22 carat leaf, Victor re-gilded the frame, careful not to over do it! We did not want to loose the ‘timeworn’ look of this ornate piece which would have had centuries of polishing. The result was a stunning mirror over one meter high. It sold almost immediately!
So if anyone has a picture frame or mirror that they need restoring please ask Victor..he is beyond skilled.
Adding to our list of repairs and renewals is the repainting of our French Buffet Deux. The original graphite was more rustic and rural whereas in contrast the French Blue egg shell colour has transformed it into a ‘Smart Country Home’ grand piece of furniture. If you have a piece of furniture that you would like to transform please contact us for a chat…
We have restore this beautiful oak Breton desk. Victor has removed the wax, varnish and stain from the desk to reveal the natural oak which in time will age to a lovely mellow colour. We have replaced the mock leather with real antiqued tan leather which is inlaid on the desk top. The top section can be removed and has 4 small matching drawers. On the desk part there is a central drawer then a pair of drawers on the left and one large deep drawer on the right side. The turned, ornate legs have been painted with oil paint as has the sides and back of the desk. The carving on the edge of the desk top and drawer top is on all sides and back and so can be situated in the middle of a room as well as against a wall, or window.
We were overjoyed to find these stunning French posters. Aged by time but nevertheless in good condition these rare and captivating images of regions, cities and town are truly atmospheric. The artist photographer Jean Roubier was born in Vézelay in 1896. At the age of 34, he set up a portrait studio and began as a photographer / illustrator for European publishers specialising in art books. After the war he continued to work with the French government as part of their tourism campaigns covering the whole of France. The images are in powerful black and white and have little or no signs of life which gives them an air of serene tranquility. They are about 100cm x 60 cm.