Posted 5 years ago
Just got these babies after a visit to Rome in November. Can't wait to start work on them but feel a little bit out of my league. Done many projects in the past but never with chairs like this. They're gilded, gypsum all over a beautifully carved wooden frame. Was hoping to keep the patina but they're pretty beaten up so I was thinking of releafing them? Opinions on that are welcome.
Plan of attack was:
Treat for woodworm although not active.
Remove old upholstery
Fill in gypsum, sand and re-leaf the gold all over.
Leave the brass.
Upholster chair with as much original material as possible.