Restoring selected furniture Archbishop chateau in Kroměříž. It is the restoration of 28 historic pieces of furniture from the 17th to 19th century.
File bedroom 19th century
We are honored that we were able to participate in the restoration of such valuable cultural heritage, as we see here at the Archbishop's castle. Each work of this type is a challenge for us and are pleased that we can contribute to saving historical artifacts as testimony of history. All the more so if it is so unique furniture, such as bedroom sets, which in the 19th century Theodor Khon bought by Italian masters. Work on this file is absolutely fabulous. Whenever we stand in front of a piece of furniture, starting with great humility and respect for the craft of the time. In fact, only awareness, with what equipment and with what accuracy and precision of our ancestors once worked. Despite the fact that today we have the technology and new materials, it is essential for us always use original techniques using traditional materials.For intarsia in this in this particular case the bedroom were stacked together disparate materials such as ferrous metals - brass - copper - tin - fruit trees - pearl and ivory. Materials having different characteristics by their density, extensibility, strength and appearance. With each of these materials works differently, but the result must be equally perfect. All construction parts bedrooms were heavily attacked by wood-destroying pests - woodworm. After decontamination irradiation was to control the day decided to maintain the original polishes due to its good condition. However, destruction of woody materials after challenge under the veneer was in some places considerable. It was therefore necessary to remove sound manner veneer, wood veneer and mass zpetrifikovat retroactively be glued back into place so that the veneer or varnish damage.Another pitfall of our work was not so much craftsmanship, but rather a legislative problem. The law is not permitted to trade in raw materials such as ivory. We had missing parts of this bone were made, replaced by another material or other bones of similar properties and appearance. Finding such material was not easy. After many tests, we chose many of the bones of deer and antelope.As I already mentioned, this type of contract was a challenge for us and we love her. Since the result of our work for us is pleasing and not always the most important financial reward.
Secretary of the 17th century
Another gem and a challenge for our work has become a set of furniture from the 17th century Venetian masters. Top craftsmanship from the finest materials. It was šperkovnicové secretary and swap tables of ebony wood and ivory. Ivory was carved up into incredible detail and then picking the delicate engravings of various animal and plant motifs.These fine details were then inlaid into the ebony wood. Missing parts are therefore in the same way as the former champions to create and put their ebony. Reconstructed part of the time were not allowed to be distinguishable from the original, secretary were provided with plenty of balustrade of turned pins already mentioned the ivory. From a total of about 140 pieces of them 63 were missing. Our task was also missing part of the supplement. We are faced once again with the legislative problem. The law is not permitted to trade in raw materials such as ivory. We had missing parts of this bone were made, replaced by another material or other bones of similar properties and appearance. Finding such material was not easy. After many tests, we chose many of the bones of deer and antelope.The original bowling was produced in a manner so as they talk about technology in the 17th century allowed. Thus, each cone was made very precisely, but any other shape. We have also supplemented cones had to be produced in the same manner, even though today we have modern technology precision lathes and CNC machines. Our watchmaker therefore produced a miniature bowling on an old manual lathe watchmaking after his grandfather a few weeks.Secretary were composed of two parts. The upper part of the drawers, which stands for the footing tordovanými table with legs.Masters of the 17th century probably also explored the value and scarcity of valuable materials. Skirting Tables were produced in the same manner as sekretářová superstructure and also in some part on the Secretary as e.g. cornice moldings cheaper materials were used in this case, alder, which were tinted in visual appearance as a massive ebony, which has been partly overworked. When consulting with historians on the day of the inspection, it was decided that we would not interfere with the unification of the different colored materials, and we will honor preserved part of the original pickling without replenishment. The original French polish was then completed and initial polishing.
Secretary have their patina and are visually sensitive renovation in excellent condition and five centuries will decorate the Archbishop's Palace in Kroměříž.