Author Archives: Geoff Leibovitz

Cherry Fall Front Desk

For this latest post I have a cherry Fall Front Desk constructed locally here in Columbia County, NY (or possibly Albany) sometime during the first half of the 19th century. The fall front is inlaid with the initials CDLM, which … Continue reading

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Regency 3 Pedestal Dining Table

A Regency dining table in mahogany with three pedestals and two large leaves. The table is structurally sound but the finish is worn and discolored. The pedestal bases have darkened with age, the brass feet are dull and the table … Continue reading

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Louis XVI Commode in Tulip and Rosewood Veneer

This latest piece is a period (ca 1770) Louis XVI commode in veneers of tulipwood and rosewood with french oak as a secondary wood. This piece retained the original makers mark, stamped P. A. (Pierre Antoine) Veaux in two places … Continue reading

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Italian Gilt Mirror

An 18th century gilded frame of Italian origin with great carving including a smiling lion’s head and a pair of dolphins. As can be seen, many of the carved elements had been broken off and some substantial parts were missing … Continue reading

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18th C. Dutch Fire Screen

A beautifully carved mahogany fire screen dating to the mid 18th century. It has the original woven tapestry in excellent condition.   One foot has become detached after a previous repair failed.   Closer inspection reveals why the old repair … Continue reading

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Regency Sofa Table

Now that the leg has been removed from the base and reglued, the real repairs can begin. It’s not enough just to reglue the leg: the structural integrity of the leg has been too compromised by the severe nature of … Continue reading

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Regency Sofa Table

Here is the piece at the bench ready to be worked on. Before attempting any repairs, the remaining section of the leg must be removed from the base. This allows more access to achieve an effective repair, without the rest … Continue reading

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Regency Sofa Table

  Here we have an English regency period sofa table in rosewood with brass inlay that has seen better days. It is a single pedestal table with two drop leaves, four saber legs with brass lions paw castors and dates … Continue reading

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