French Scrimshaw Table

French Scrimshaw Table Restoration by London Joiners, Ltd.

Fig.1: Click on Photo to Enlarge

Fig. 1
A French Scrimshaw Ivory and Ebony Desk, dated Paris 1882, and sold by Meubles Hertenstein, 10 Rue de Charonne. French Scrimshaw Table - restoration by London Joiners, Ltd.The piece is signed “garne le 12 juin 1882, A. M.” Conserved, with select restoration of damaged plates, and a newly etched replacement for a missing plate (see Fig.2). This piece, a disaster when it was taken in (see Fig.3), was the property of Countess Sylvia Szapary of the Breakers, Newport, Rhode Island. Photo by Stuart Simons.

Scrimshaw Replacement Panel made by W. Maliszewski

Fig. 2: Click on Photo to Enlarge

Fig. 2
This is a replacement ivory scrimshaw panel made by W. Maliszewski. Photo by Stuart Simons.

Scrimshaw Table Restoration by London Joiners, Ltd.

Fig. 3: Click on Photo to Enlarge

Fig. 3
Showing two corner sections of the enormous damage general to the piece, before restoration. Each corner reveals the reason for the breakage of the ivory tiles; the substrate wood had shrunk due to unfavorable humidity conditions (near the salt sea air) causing the ivory to rip. The entire top of ivory and ebony had to be removed, restored, and carefully laid back after the substrate condition was corrected.



  • London Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet MakingLondon Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet Making
  • London Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet MakingLondon Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet Making
  • London Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet MakingLondon Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet Making
  • London Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet MakingLondon Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet Making
  • London Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet MakingLondon Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet Making
  • London Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet MakingLondon Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet Making
  • London Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet MakingLondon Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet Making
  • London Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet MakingLondon Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet Making
London Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet Making1 London Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet Making2 London Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet Making3 London Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet Making4 London Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet Making5 London Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet Making6 London Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet Making7 London Joiners, Antique Restoration, Conservation, Fine Furniture Making and Cabinet Making8
Gallery for Website by WOWSlider.com v4.4m