The aim of conservation is to conserve as much of the original piece of furniture as possible using reversible techniques along with timber and materials commensurate with it’s age. A large stock of old timber and old veneers helps support this. All conservation work comes with a written report on the work carried out.
An early C17th Oak back stool belonging to the Laurence Cadbury Collection, Selly Manor Museum, Bournville, Birmingham https://sellymanormuseum.org.uk/news/2019-04-18/object-of-theu-month-april-2019
Cresting rail before conservation work (click to enlarge)
Cresting rail after conservation work (click to enlarge)