I am an American whose work has relocated me to Stuttgart, Germany. A piece of furniture that had enormous sentimental value to me arrived damaged and I need help finding a cabinet maker — a schrÃ¤nkhersteller — capable of repairing it.
The piece: The specific piece is a small two-drawer writing desk. It has drop-leaves on either side. Its top is four book-matched veneers with an inlay border approx two inches in from the edge. The drop-leaves echo the top — matched and inlaid.
The damage: All four feet have been snapped off their lyre-shaped legs. The feet are brass-tipped with small casters. These breaks, while not “clean,” seem to be repairable with glue, dowels, and some finishing work. A more severe issue is a deep dent in the top writing surface. The surface was flawless prior to this move; I’d like it repaired back to that state.
If anyone can recommend a fine cabinetmaker in the Stuttgart area capable of these repairs I would be very, very grateful.
Best regards, Paul