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Water Damaged Rhulmann Table

Table by Emile-Jacques Rhulmann, French

20th century; Amboyna burl with ivory inlay

The finish on the top of the table was damaged by water.  It was not an original finish so the damaged finish on the top of the table was removed.  The top was restored by french polishing with shellac, based on research that confirmed this technique was used by Rhulmann.

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