Restoration

During my time at Boulle I spent three weeks in the restoration workshop. I had to restore a table from the beginning of the 20th century. The marquetry was very damaged. I discovered the work and the ethic of a furniture restorer.

The marquetry represented flowers and leaves but in some places, the damages were so important that we could not even see what the original drawing was. I had to imagine and recreate the pattern and saw new pieces to replace the most damaged ones.

Dimensions : 375×575 cm

Several warts, ash, walnut.

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In order to fix the marquetry I had to take it off from the table. I used a japanese paper and epoxy glue to fix the marquetry on the paper. Then I heated it up and I slipped a spatula under it to lift it. collepoxy

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Since I was in the restoration workshop for a short time, I decided to saw the missing pieces with the traditional technique.

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