The diverse skills required for some projects are easy to list yet hard to acquire. We take a pragmatic approach that can be encompassed in our thoughts as "We are very happy to look and then advise".
|Victorian Gun Case|
Victorian gun case 1893, gun manufactured by John Dickinson of Edinburgh, rebuilt by Derek Miller of Oxford. Shotgun re-built with extended stock for the Grandson of the original owner in 2006. Original damaged and torn canvas type outer cover replaced, together with repairs to all leather work including "scarfed in original handle" and re-sewn leather hinge. Case re-built internally to fit revised stock, re-lined with felt to match the original.
|Victorian Draft Screen|
|Victorian screen stripped, re-lined with traditional paper prior to silk cloth covering with all hidden hinges. Original tapestry scene super-imposed over silk|
|Art Deco Writing Case|
|Art Deco writeing case in Black Goatskin with ornate silver decoration on the front encompassing the initials of the original owners as this was a wedding present.
Over enthusiastic young gundog destroyed top and bottom of spine and corners.
|Corners and replacement spine re-built. Black goatskin used for corners and spine.|
| Damaged silver repaired and pinned, scratched leather treated and polished.
Use of Black sheep skiver to strengthen inner hinge over black goatskin. Black Skiver used as retaining pouch and strip for current A4 pad.
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