A piece of the top of one of the graceful Queen Anne legs had been replaced with a very ugly and inappropriate bit of wood- that had to be corrected.
I was fortunate to be able to find a local carpenter in CO. who made a new piece that matched perfectly, very reasonable cost too. Other than that, one of the unusual old style hinges you can see in the photo below, needs fixing but I haven't figured out how to get that done. Meantime it works OK, and I am very careful opening and closing it so as not to cause further damage on the rare occasion when I need to open or close the flap.
I forgot to pull out the writing tray and take a pic. of it, drat, but maybe I'll do that another day.
Once I removed the old finish and sanded it down, I used a mahogany finish to protect the wood and I am delighted with this bargain-at least I think it was a very good buy and it is the perfect solution for a laptop desk.
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