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Reproduction of Victorian Walnut Whatnot. Wedding gift from farmer to his daughter. There are (46) parts including: 5 Shelves, 5 Scrollwork back-splashes, 16 Turned Spindles, 16 Turned Finials, and 4 Turned Feet.
Above: Recreated missing End Crown Mouldings on this Walnut cabinet. Left - Before. Right - After. Client's antique dealer said, "If I didn't know it was repaired, I would have thought it was original."
Right: Reproduction of Victorian Walnut Whatnot Shelf. Wedding gift from farmer to his daughter.