Eagle Wood Sculpture from Taiwan

This is an eagle carved from camphor wood, and was made and purchased in Taiwan. We believe it to be from the 1950’s-1970’s.

At some point the left wing suffered a complete break. Crude restoration attempts combined screw supports with adhesives. While this did at least reattach the wing, it left a sizable seam along the break, almost like a scar.

We have been able to detach the wing without causing any damage. This allowed us to see the internals and get a better understanding of the issues. We plan to remove all of the poor in-fill. With a clean wood surface, pegs and restorer’s adhesive will joint the wing back to the body. The restorer’s adhesive has properties that allows it to breath and move with the natural expansion and contraction of the wood. To hide the brake we’ll combine wood in-fills with finishing stains. Stay tuned for more…

 

 

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