This beautiful chest just left our shop today, I am glad I got pictures of it before it went! It came to us with just a few problems, the first issue we had to deal with is that the top panel of the lid had shrunk. It was the correct size side to side, but small front to back. Because of all the intricate carving it would have been extremely expensive to add wood and carve to match. Instead we agreed to move the panel forward so that there was no gapping on the front, and then we colored the bare lip on the back so that it blended with the rest of the lid.
Our customer was thrilled when she saw the finished result. It is reactions like that, that make our work so satisfying. We love a happy customer.