According to Sutheby's Guide to American Furniture, this rosewood veneered table with Egyptian motifs was built around the 1870's during the Egyptian revival period. This particular piece had sustained water damage due to a house fire and was rather wobbly as a result of over a century of use when it was brought into Hander Woodworking for conservation.
Most of the veneer along the top, front rail was delaminating and required careful removal and regluing. Insects had ravaged the pine substrate of one leg, destroying the original tenon which held the leg in place and which required the installation of a new tenon. Parts of brass trim were missing and others replaced by different, non matching trim. New, matching brass trim was cast and added, replacing the mismatched and missing trim. The original finish was carefully cleaned and French polished to bring back the beauty of the finish and patina.