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Restoring an 18th century bread bin

I have just finished restoring a magnificent 18th century French walnut bread bin and thought I would show it off.

The trick with this restoration is doing as little as I can. The lid was completely loose so I had to secure it. Normal jobs as in getting the drawer to glide smoothly, fixing any wobbly legs and gluing anything that need it are all standard.

Because the bread bin is circa 1740 and the patina is even all over, all that was required on the outside was a very fine sand, rounding off any sharp edges and then three coats of dark wax.

The inside needed a good sand to clean it up, light coat of shellac and then waxing.

I am rapt with how the bread bin came up, keeping all the patina with now functionality and a warm glow to the timber,

Regards Joel, Pegasus Antiques