Here is a flat mahogany desk in Louis XVI style with its desktop covered in its original leather.
Well worn, the leather was preserved and a new patina brought back all its sheen.

The legs are sheathed and fluted and the bottoms have engraved brass tips. Two drawers have rings as handles and rosaces. I removed the bronze parts in order to re-gild them. A missing ring and rosace had to be recast and re-gilded.

The customary restorations involved redoing the very scuffed upper framework, the slides for the drawers and the moulding.

With the right preparation and a sponge-varnished finish, I was able to renew the elegance in keeping with this type of furniture, interesting for its equilibrium and and stylishness.