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    Posted 1 year ago

    Bay3bear
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    This table was giving to me by mom. She kept it in storage for many years. I love the look of it. Of the few minutes of online research I have attempted, I think it’s a French library writing table. Remember I have no past experience with furniture. But I would sure love to work and repair furniture.

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
      Very similar quality to the Horner Brothers monumental furniture, I have enough spectacular furniture but I would love this piece, lucky you !~
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
      Maybe some walnut stain like Howard Restore-A-Finish, and then the excellent Howard Feed-N-Wax would give this the oomph it needs to particularly be the spectacular desk that it already is. I do think its a rare Horner Brothers desk, I am so envious of this monumental piece !!~
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
      I believe in some of my books I have better pictures of the work of the Horner Bros. as the internet is usually lacking in the best information and photo examples of furniture.
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
      The stain for the top would just need a quick rub, less than a few minues to do. The polish they make is rubbed carefully on, but so simple to do, and gives a professional sheen to it like French polishing. One of the best quality polishes I have used and I have tried a lot of them.
    5. Bay3bear Bay3bear, 1 year ago
      you're info and insight is so much appreciated philDMorris
    6. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 year ago
      Fully agreeing w/ Phil and all his advice -- also his envy of this *absolutely fabulous* library table!!! <applause> Welcome to CW Bay3bear, and all my best wishes towards your efforts to clean it up (just a little bit...it don't need much?!) and find it a place of prominence to display and enjoy in your own home instead of the garage! ;-) :-) :-)
    7. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Impressive!

      The dovetails in the drawer really show quality and workmanship. Looks like a chore to cut them at that angle.

      scott

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