Restoration of a Chinese Opium Table

I was recently commissioned  to restore this 19th Century Chinese opium table. The table had been very poorly restored by unskilled hands in recent years. The rosewood table constructed entirely of joints without any glue or nails. The top of a single panelled and framed construction held together with dowel pegs, showed a large shrinkage gap which had to be filled with a fitted strip of rosewood.

The terrible orange peel finish had to be completely stripped of and a new finish applied and wax finished.