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GIVING A NEW LEASE OF LIFE

TO PIECES OF THE PAST

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- JEFFREY SANDS, ORPINGTON (KENT)

ANTIQUE WRITING BUREAU

“Our new bureaue has been delivered and she is a beautiful piece of furniture. The workmanship is excellent and

the depth of colour is exquisite. Clementene's service was excellent throughout. We will definitely be back for

another piece of furniture.”

Clementene was commissioned to paint this beautiful antique walnut writing bureau, which she had already sourced. Her client wanted the bureau painting in the same style as one of her most beloved and popular bureaus, Beau.  She sanded, cleaned, primed and painted the piece using fine quality, water-based, environmentally-friendly artistic chalk paints. Clementene used her signature paint technique to create texture in the paintwork using specialist natural bristle brushes. She cleaned and gilded the hardware, replaced the desk leather, removed and replaced fine felt strips on the desk top rests and had a key cut to fit the lock. Specific features were brought to life using gold leaf, including along the edges of the desk dividers and on the carved shells adorning the classic cabriole legs. She sealed the outside with a black soft wax,

whilst the interior was sealed with a wax effect varnish for extra durability.