Color matching on an 1830s woods work case--suggestions?

jboger

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I have a T. E. Suggs clock from Waterberry, SC. The top returns are long gone. I have nearly completed both of them (see picture). Clocks of this type and period are often the same color. Any suggestions for color matching? I will finish with an amber shellac that I prepare myself.

John
 

upstateny

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Are the new parts mahogany veneer? If so you might want to try K2 Cr2 O7, Potassium dichromate. Which will age the mahogany as left in the sun and give it a nice patina. Then use your special finish.
 

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Upstateny, thank you for that suggestion.
 

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