Virginia Card Table

This is an ornate game table, which has intricate carvings on the pedistal base. It's an example of a project with two major challenges: Rebuilding of broken out areas of the base structure and decorative leaf carvings -and- refinishing and restoration of all showing surfaces.

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A close-up of the base shows some of the challenges required to restore the table to its original glory. The rough carving of the missing leaf design is shown in its early stages.

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As the leaf formation is refined, attention is paid to the cosmetic detail of a repair to the structural center post. Though the side is now firmly attached, areas around the perimeter require filling of the gap caused by shrinkage of the wood--which contributed to the separation in the first place.

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Once all repairs are complete, cosmetic detail is paid to the newly carved leaf design. Now that all formations are finalized, the finishing process can move forward to produce a beautiful final product.

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This is the Virginia Card Table, after restoration.

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