This is a piece I work on some time back. As is often the case with a piece this old, 200 years plus, It required extensive restoration and conservation work. There were many existing repairs and patches, some very old and some more recent. The old repairs that were well done were left, but many needed to be redone. The correct timber species, (Swietenia Macrophylla) was used and blended into the existing finish. Her are some photos.