While once a piece any wordsmith would treasure, this walnut serpentine secretary arrived at Bernacki & Associates in desperate need of a restorative “revision.” Along with general instability, most drawers were either missing or – like the front drop – failed to fit within the structure. Veneer was severely damaged with cracks, dents, and missing segments. Finish was uneven and clouded and the writing service dirty and discolored.
After structural consolidation, missing veneer was infilled and finished to match the wood grain direction of the original. Drawers and the drop-front were repaired and re-aligned, returning stability and functionality. Finish was returned to even color and the writing surface restored, and English polish and wax were applied.