This 18th century Dutch bureau once belonged to Henry Hobbs Richardson, the first American architect to have a style named after him, “Richardson Romanesque." The bureau's original walnut veneers were lifting from its oak body because of dryness and age. We painstakingly reapplied the original veneers, restored the original finishes, and glued and assembled the entire piece. The gallery included dozens of drawers and pigeonholes, and during the restoration, a secret panel was discovered that contained long-lost personal papers and jewelry of H. H. Richardson.