Piero Pompeani trading as Golden Age Restorations since 1989.
The following items have been restored by Piero and are for sale.
Item no. 48
A petite tansu chest in cryptomeria wood (sugi), probably last quarter of the nineteenth century (early Meiji period, possibly late Edo) with a well-worn attractive patina. The chest has seven drawers, two of which are recessed and would have originally had a vertical locking bar, now lost. The handles are leech pattern (hirute) in iron. At a height of 63cm, it would be most useful as a bedside cabinet or side cabinet.
Height 63cm; depth 32.5cm (including handles); width 67.5cm
Price: $ 795
Small Japanese 3-drawer cabinet
Item no. 51
Small 3-drawer Japanese chest, also in cryptomeria wood (sugi), probably early twentieth century. Factory-made copper-plated handles. Could work well sitting on top of another cabinet or desk.
Height 49cm; depth 37cm; width 28.5cm
Pair of 19th century oak stools
Item no. 49
These joined oak stools are both characterful and versatile. Made in the early 19th century as copies of early 18th century stools, the pegged mortise and tenon joints ensure a sturdy construction.
Base: 40cm x 35cm, height 44cm
Price: $ 750
Early Dutch oak dressing table
Item no. 35
A delightful early 18th century (circa 1720) Dutch oak, 3-drawer dressing/side table. This piece has a warm, time-worn patina, poise and personality. Refer to Instagram posts below for restoration phases.
Height 70 cm – depth 54 cm – width 74 cm
William IV mahogany card table
Item no. 1
Beautifully figured William IV mahogany fold-over card table circa 1830. It has a hollowed out base, typical of the period, and is easy to manoeuvre on its castors. With a very compact footprint, it makes an ideal hall table, or it can be opened out as a card table.
Height 77cm Top dimensions: closed 96.5 x 47.7 cm; open 96.5 x 95.2 cm
Georgian mahogany four-drawer chest
Item no. 2
Delightful small Georgian mahogany chest, c. 1800, with cross-banded frieze and ebony stringing. Functioning locks and wonderful original patina. Late 19th century replacement handles.
Height 88 cm – depth 46 cm – width 86.2 cm
Georgian medicine box
Item no. 21
Handsome mahogany medicine/apothecary box, circa 1820. It is fitted with a bottom drawer released by a brass pin. Its handles are original and it has a working lock with a replacement key. The original underlid fabric has been re-used with new padding.
Height 26 cm – depth 18 cm – width 26.5 cm
Chippendale Period Tea/Card Table – c. 1770
Item no. 26
Chippendale period fold-over tea/card table in mahogany. Latter half of the 18th century, possibly as early as the 1760s, this charming table has a frieze cross-banded in thick mahogany veneer and the legs are square-moulded and chamfered. The table possesses a rich patina and deep colour. Seems to have lived long and hard. The single gate leg is a 19th century replacement. The table has been restored structurally and given a shellac/wax finish.
With top open, it measures 90 x 85 cm
Height 72cm – Depth 42.5 cm
Chippendale Period Chest – c. 1760
Item no. 22
Mid-late 18th century Cuban mahogany Chippendale chest circa 1760. Suggesting an earlier period with lipped drawers and front to back oak drawer bases, this piece retains its original hardware and functioning locks. Doric capped quarter columns add some class. Ogee bracket feet to the front (19th century replacement of right bracket and back panelling) and flat brackets to the rear, probably an economy measure given the high cost of mahogany. Restored. Pleasing colour and wax finish.
Width: 123 cm – height: 110 cm – depth: 56 cm
Pair of 18th century French Louis XV side chairs
Item no. 303
Elegant pair of painted and gilded French side chairs circa 1775. Replacement cane to backs and one seat as well as one missing seat frame replaced. Structural joint rebuilding, some paintwork and gilding repairs carried out, whilst retaining as much as possible of the existing finish. Now in excellent condition.
Price: $4250 pr
Restored furniture for sale continued on page 2.
You can also see examples of Piero’s previous works here.