Pair of mahogany bedside cabinets, Maples & Co, circa 1900

These were part of a bedroom suit by Gillows of Lancashire, one of which was half destroyed by fire. We were asked by the insurance company to attend the house and give our opinion on whether they were economically restorable, which they were and we began to source timber of similar quality and grain structure of that of the original cabinet (we have a vast quantity of old timber to select from that we have built up over the past 30 years).

Once the construction was completed which involved replacing solid timber some veneering, inlay and a small amount of carving, once coloured and french polished it was indistinguishable from the original cabinet by us and more importantly the owner was delighted with the work.