Replacing desk skivers is something we have great experience of. A customer will ask us to give their antique desk a general repair, strip and French polish. They don’t always realise we can remove the old skiver and replace it with a new antique looking skiver.
This particular desk was missing the entire veneer around the skiver, therefore we had to make a completely new top from mahogany. We then French polished the outer frame and fitted the new skiver.