Dragon Desk Detail

This dragon’s head detail is part of a secretary desk a client asked us to refinish. A cruddy, darkened old finish was hiding many of this piece’s great features. Today the details jump from the piece and the wood’s figuring shine. While tedious work, the effort to strip and refinish the tiniest crevices was well worth it. In the course of our work, we wondered with awe at the amount of time and effort involved in its creation. Some pieces of furniture are irreplaceable, and this is certainly one!