This chest was painted green in the 1970s.
The chest was restored to show spectacular mahogany veneer.
This Tall Case clock was burned in a fire.
The bonnet of the tall case clock was a complete loss but was used as a model to create the replacement. The case has a lot of replacement parts but was able to be saved.
The highboy had bad replacement legs. David J. Lunin used woodturning techniques to create and attach historically correct replacements.
After the highboy received the historically accurate leg replacements, the piece went on to the Winterthur Museum in Delaware to have matching black lacquer applied.
After this front door was removed from the original house in Trenton, NJ, it was owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It was sold and the new owner asked for it to be restored for his house.
Amazingly, the door was drawn by an architect interested in historic pieces while it was still attached to its original home.
The transom window was long gone. Thanks to the architectural drawings, David Lunin was able to re-create it.
This poor guy looked like it was used as a saw horse. The arms were cut off and there were many saw marks on top. The ends of the arms were replaced as were the feet.