| Does anyone know of a shop which will restore a "boule" table, preferably in
| Southern Ontario?
| I'm not immediately sure of the table's exact history, other than that it
| would be worthwhile to have it restored. It's not in terrible condition. The
| brass inlay is coming up in some places and the tortoiseshell is coming off
| as well.
| The furniture appraiser said it would be impossible to send the table back
| to France to have it done as the table contains tortoiseshell which is
| illegal to ship across international boarders. I can't believe it would be
| impossible to get this type of work done in Canada.
| So, any recommendations?
"Furniture Appraisers" are not "Furniture Restorers".
Look up a good (reputable) antique conservator (restoration person).
BTB: If this table is not an antique, chances are the tortoise never lost its shell.