Antique English Furniture missing Arabesque scroll from cabinet top and broken Barley twist nesting table leg repair at Furniture Medic in Albuquerque

One of our military family customers recently moved back to Albuquerque after being stationed in England. During their deployment they purchased a number of Antique English Furniture pieces. During shipping some pieces suffered fairly severe damage, notably to their side cabinet that had the top broken in two pieces and the scroll detailing on the top of their cabinet broken off in several areas, with pieces missing. Also, their delicate barley twist leg nesting side table (part of a set of three) was broken in half through the middle of one of the table legs. Although this type of damage is very unfortunate it is also the most exciting wood furniture repair to work on! These very lovely and valuable pieces of furniture were repaired to our customer’s satisfaction.

Mark re-pieced the scroll work on the cabinet by gluing all pieces available and then made molds in order to recreate and replace the missing wood areas. Once all the pieces were back in place on the scroll detail he was able blend and color match the area and then put a finishing top coat.

Mark used a 2 part epoxy resin glue to put the scroll table leg back together so that the table would be strong enough to be weight bearing.  He then filled the join line using precision techniques to ensure the repair would be invisible to the eye.

By bringing life back to this damaged furniture Mark was really able to feel like a “furniture doctor” no pun intended!

Here is the “Tell FM” customer review from Brian and Angie:


Brian   & Angie The   repairs made to my English antique furniture are flawless. Mark took extreme   care to recreate the look of the original furniture. He is extremely talented   and professional and I will definitely use him again in the future.

We truly appreciate the wonderful feedback! Here are some of the great “before” and “after” photos:


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