1890s Colonial Kauri Dresser

Sometimes you have to do very drastic things to save furniture from being thrown out!

This kauri dresser is Ca. 1890. I brought this off a guy who did NOT look after his furniture. It was so badly eaten by borer that every panel crumbled like weet-bix! The only thing salvagable was the mirror (was obviously stored elsewhere) and the handles. The mirror was restored and the handles I'll keep for another restoration project. 

This Ca 1890 kauri mirror was totally gorgeous when I finished with it. 

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