Series devoted to saving treasured heirlooms from the scrapheap, restoring them to their former glory and maybe even making some money at auction.
It’s all hands to the pump in today’s instalment as the Restoration Roadshow team swings into action once more.
Against the stunning backdrop of Burghley House, expert restorer Rod Titian uses his considerable skills to revive a 17th century tortoiseshell snuff box that hides a remarkable secret. Elsewhere, Roger Hawkins has a shot at repairing a Capo Di Monte billiard table ornament with real sentimental value, and Burghley’s resident gold and silversmith, Barry Witmond, puts a pair of 1920s candlesticks to the test.
In a busy day for Rod Titian he has to try and save an exquisite late 19th century walnut sewing box that’s been owned by the same family for generations. But it’s no easy task and, unless he can find the right material to match the box’s silky blue interior, he’ll be doomed to failure.