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Cabinetmaker Avignon - Restoration of old furniture - Philippe GABRIEL 
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Cabinetmaking workshop Philippe Gabriel Avignon Provence Cabinetmaking workshop Philippe Gabriel Avignon Provence Restoration of old furniture - Restoration games table
Cabinetmaking workshop Philippe Gabriel Avignon Provence



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P. GABRIEL
Cabinetmaker

Restoration of old furniture
Marquetry / Inlays
French polish

8, route de Morières
84000 AVIGNON
Tel./Fax : 04 90 85 37 86
Mobile : 06 26 92 57 62

 
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Cabinetmaking Workshop P. Gabriel - Avignon (84)
Restoration of old furniture – Marquetry/Inlays – French polish


Restoration of old furniture
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Restoration of a games table called "en Portefeuille"

The base was broken and cracked in many spots. All the bronze ornamentation had to be cleaned and put back on. (Mahogany veneer)
   
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Restoration of an inlaid Louis XVI secretary

"Invisible" inlay hidden by successive varnishing. Parts of the veneer were buckling or missing. Restoration in its entirety. The leather of the desk lid has been replaced.

 

   
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Restoration of Directory armchairs and sofa in cherry wood.
Dismantling of the seat to restore and upholster it.
   
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Restoration of a small mahogany and rosewood Chiffonier table stamped "P. MANTEL"

The veneer of the lower table in rosewood was removed and redone in order to stabilise its entirely warped support. Sponged varnish finish
   
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Restoration of a Napoleon III cabinet

Ebony veneer and ivory inlay. Replacement of the fine mouldings that were missing, the ivory incrustations and some of the turned lower parts.

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Restoration of a transport cabinet in ebony veneer

Ivory plate re-engraved. Much of the worked ivory was missing at the tops and the bottoms of the columns and cornices.
   
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Restoration of a Fourques armoire

Alder is a wood related to walnut in its finish, but softer and so more subject to wormholes and deterioration. Good overall appearance but the moulding has to be touched up again in its entirety.
   
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Restoration of a Louis XIV chest of drawers in mahogany, rosewoods and purpleheart.

Restoration of the backs of the drawers. Varnishing with a sponge; the bronze was cleaned, bringing out the original gilding.
   
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Restauration de meubles anciens - Musée Vouland - Restauration de Meuble - Ebeniste Gabriel Avignon
Restoration of old furniture at the Musée Vouland
Restoration of a 17th century Dutch armoire, restoration of a Regency commode, restoration of an 18th century "donkey back" desk, restoration of a panelled desk, restoration of a ladies' writing desk...
   
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Restauration armoire  - Restauration de Meuble - Ebeniste Gabriel Avignon
Restoration of a Renaissance-inspired armoire
Inlaid Italian-style décors with coloured veneers – inspired by the Haches – a family of renowned cabinetmakers from Grenoble rivalling Parisian masters.
All the lower, flooded part was restored as well as the octagonal enclosed areas of bird scenes (green and red tinted veneers).
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Restauration buffet ancien  - Restauration de Meuble - Ebeniste Gabriel Avignon
Restoration of a Renaissance era sideboard
Sculpted bourguignon sideboard in solid walnut from the Renaissance era ca. 1680.
Repair of the old or missing backings, the sculpted parts, the sides and top and the deteriorated doorframes.
   
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Restauration meuble cabinet en Ivoire  - Restauration de Meuble - Ebeniste Gabriel Avignon
Restoration of an ivory cabinet
Cabinet in ivory engraved on an ebony veneer. 19th century period piece of Italian Renaissance inspiration characterized by the quality of the engraved ivory ornamentations of an exceptional fineness.
The work consisted in re-veneering the missing or unstuck parts in ivory after having reconstituted the fairly demolished frame at its turnings - balusters and corner mouldings.
   
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Restauration commode provençale en noyer massif  - Restauration de Meuble - Ebeniste Gabriel Avignon
Restoration of a Provençale commode
18th century Provençal commode in solid walnut called a “monumental commode” in the style from Arles and Fourques, centres for Provençal cabinetmaking and sculpture at the time.
   
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Table de Tric Trac - Restauration de Meuble - Ebeniste Gabriel Avignon
Restoration of a Tric Trac table
18th century Louis XVI games table with fruitwood, boxwood and ebony inlays for the chessboard, roulette and Tric Trac. This rare table rare the particularity of having a top cover comprised of a checkerboard, chessboard and period roulette with its bronze pointer mounted on an axis.
   
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Restauration bahut XVIII en noyer massif  - Restauration de Meuble - Ebeniste Gabriel Avignon
Restoration of an 18th century sideboard in solid walnut
A very worn piece of furniture when it arrived at the Workshop, it necessitated many grafts and treatment of the backs, the base and the doors (frames and panels).
   
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