This sideboard, by Baltimore furniture maker Edward Priestly (1178-1837), had lost luster over time. The original shellac had degraded, particularly toward the bottom of the legs. Surfaces and detailed edge moldings had suffered damage.
Miller Fenwood replaced broken parts in mahogany, the original material, using 18th century tools and carpentry methods. The French polish was also refreshed with period-appropriate materials and practices.
For more about the maker, see “A New Suspect: Baltimore Cabinetmaker Edward Priestly,” by Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley.