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リモージュ磁器付けルイ15世アンティークビューロー

Bonjour,

I recently started this Louis XV bureau decorated with porcelaine.

リモージュ磁器付けルイ15世アンティークビューローリモージュ磁器付けルイ15世ビューロー

 

リモージュ磁器

 

リモージュ磁器とブロンズ

 

I did not investigate yet on this sign, but a priori it is some porcelaine de Limoges.

Limoges

 

The intruder

Bonjour,

Please look at the photo, and tell me which one is the intruder according to you,

from left to right, we have wax, two ethanol based varnish, one water based varnish,

then a nitrocellulose based varnish (the Tamiya spray).

ワックスとニス

 

We could think that the intruder is the Tamiya spray  but for me there is in fact no intruder.

Historically speaking,  the nitrocellulose varnish started to be used in cabinestry around 1920, almost 100 years ago (« Bois:guide des finitions » page 48/ « Les secrets du vernissage » page 14) so it is not a anachronism to use it nowadays for example on the Art Déco furniture.

Now technically speaking, even if the components are not as natural as the « pure » traditional ethanol based varnishes, it is still  working on the resin/solvent system (like ethanol based varnishes) which means that the shiny layer remains after the solvent evaporated. So even on the technical side it is crosser to the traditional finishing than the modern ones.

The only refraining point I could see, indeed not see, is what is inside the varnish. Actually it seems difficult to know exactly what are the components.

Personally I never used it yet, I will make some few tests and then see.

ウォルナットアンティークティーテーブル

Bonjour,

 

I just would like to show this item, how it was,

It is a walnut tea table, we call it « Table à thé ».

I am showing you the stains that were there and there:

ウォルナットティーテーブル

 

 

ウォルナットアンティークティーテーブル

 

アンティークテーブル

フランスティーテーブル

フランスアンティークティーテーブル

And then it became like this after it went to my workshop.

アンティークティーテーブルのカービング

 

ウォルナットアンティークティーテーブルのトップ

 

To make it clean I did not use sand paper at all.

So the good point is the patina is 100 pour cent preserved, but the flip side of the coin is

that at some point some stains are very slightly remaining.

Anyway the table is nice.

http://laurentcluet.com/details.php?ref=LPC222