David Hindle’s Snetzler bureau organ case during polishing

The finished case with its side panels.  The lower case sides had original panels, but had lost their veneers.  The undecorated back panel was original, but the top case sides were made from the ca1810 alterations.  The doors were new, with dummy front pipes made out of the ca1810 dummy front.  There is nothing like these doors in English organ building so they are a plausible design.  Nick’s veneers, polishing and the shaping and gilding of the front pipes contributed to the authentic feel of the case.  We were all delighted with the finished organ.