Posted 7 years ago
I found this petite secretary in Charlottesville, VA in early April. My husband and I drove through snow between Beckley, WV and Lewisburg, WV to pick it up.
The secretary had a considerable amount of surface scratches, and there were slightly deeper scratches that looked like they had been made by a medium to large dog. The finish on the claw-and-ball feet was badly worn, and the entire piece was very dirty.
After we got home, we gave the piece a good cleaning, and started coating it with Howard's Restor-a-Finish. We were amazed at what a good job it did covering the scratches. The shine came back to the piece once we applied the Howard's Feed and Wax. I only wish I could post more pictures to show what a difference it made. Perhaps I will make a second post to add more pictures.
The secretary is believed to be between 60 and 70 years old. The previous owner said it had been in her family for over 60 years, and that they had bought it used.