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Subject: Nakashima table

Nakashima table

From: Zbynek Jonak <zjonak>
Date: Friday, August 17, 2007
We are treating several pieces of furniture at a private residence.
One of the pieces is a large Nakashima dining table which has
developed a dull, sticky finish. According to the owner, the
housekeepers were using lemon oil for the top. As far as we know,
Nakashima's pieces were finished with Tung oil. Would reapplication
of Tung oil be marred by the Lemon oil residue? What would be the
best way of cleaning the top besides mechanically with steel wool
before application of Tung oil? Could a coat of hard wax
(Butcher's)be applied over the Lemon oil? We would appreciate any
ideas and insights.

Zbynek Jonak,
Bradywicks, Inc.
Conservation and Restoration
Furniture and Decorative Objects
84 Industrial Way, Ste A
Buellton, CA 93427

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:22
                Distributed: Monday, September 10, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-22-022
Received on Friday, 17 August, 2007

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