This is a 17th century English inlaid cabinet with a mainly olive wood veneer. It has inlays with flowers and acanthus leaves, with veneers in boxwood, sycamore and beech on supports in mahogany, all embellished with cutouts of green-tinted bone.

This cabinet needed some serious “refreshing” in terms of the varnish, the chipped veneer all over the piece and the functioning of the drawers (the slides) and the doors.

I restored all the drawers as well as the parts making up the basis of the top part of the cabinet.

I then gave it a sponge-varnished finish, which bestows upon this type of furniture all its lustre.