Here I restored a Tronchin-style architect’s table stamped “Courte”, a beautiful piece in blond mahogany from the 18th century.
The board beneath the hinge mechanism of the desktop had loosened. So, it was necessary to dismantle everything to readjust, reaffix and reposition it in the grooves.
By then being able to access the small pull-out tabletop, which until then could not be dismantled, it was possible to restore the veneer and sponge varnish under the proper conditions.
This is a rare model on which the mechanism controlling the racks is activated by a pushbutton switch situated in the mouldings on the right side.
To finish, I gave the entire piece a sponge-applied varnish, re-weathered the original leather and re-gilded the bronze.