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Veneering and inlaying has a tradition going back thousands of years. It first became popular in Britain during the reign of  William and Mary. Dutch cabinet makers and craftsmen from other European countries came to England; they were regarded as adept in furniture design and decoration which brought  this country closer to the major continental furniture movements. Much use was made of decorative effects on surfaces such as veneering, inlays, parquetry, lacquer and marquetry with walnut replacing oak as the timber of choice for the cabinet maker. Common veneering faults found in furniture needing restoration are missing or loose areas typically where glue has failed underneath, either because of water damage, breakdown in the surface finish, or movements in the substrate.
All work on veneered surfaces is carried out using traditional glues, we do not use synthetic resins or poly vinyl acetates ( PVA)  in restoration. We do our best to replace missing areas with as close a match as possible using similar veneer from stock of approximate age.
Example of a slightly less fussy style of inlay which nontheless has its appeal Good example of inlay Very fine example of delicate inlay work A continental piece,veneered, cross banded, intricately inlaid and polished to a very high finish
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