Originally owned by Revolutionary War Lieutenant Colonel and Virginia statesman, Levin Powell - founder of Middleburg, VA.
Sideboard was recently discovered with its provenance in Massachusetts and purchased by a local Middleburg family.
Restoration of 18th Century Mahogany Sideboard
Untouched with hardware removed
Close-up of top showing several cracks and deteriorated finish
Cracks in sides due to shrinkage of wood across the grain - a natural occurrence
Repair of top: removed inappropriate wood from underside of top and glued down cracks using Hide glue to eliminate warp
Glued loose dovetail joints and made missing inlay for drawers
Restored with French Polish finish
Specializing in the conservation of antiques and building of fine furniture
Nick Greer Antiques Conservator