This very elegant small desk in rosewood has the particularity of being heightened by a vertical piece that forms a shelf. A sliding curtain closure gives it originality and refinement.
The “curtain” is made by vertically assembling small sections of wood of the same variety as the piece of furniture itself. They are then glued to a canvas that serves as guide for the runner inside a groove that’s there for that purpose.
The difficulty in restoring this desk lies in the fact that the small rounded sections are veneered in the form of chevrons and many small elements were missing.
The curtain itself had to be dismantled to ensure smooth sliding.
Following the restoration, I revarnished whole desk was, cleaned the bronze and replaced the leather.