Restoration of a Walnut What-Not

Monday, 26th October 2020. Scott Bowran

what-not is a piece of furniture derived from the French étagère, which was exceedingly popular in England in the first three-quarters of the 19th century. It usually consists of slender uprights or pillars, supporting a series of shelves for holding china, ornaments, trifles, or "what not", hence the allusive name.

BAFRA Accredited restorer Scott Bowran of Warring and Lansdall replaced an area of burn damage thus restoring a Victorian Walnut What-not to its former glory.

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