At this time, the building was not the palace known as The Peninsula but as Majestic Hotel.
Fancelli Paneling individually removed and numbered each original woodpanel from the former Hotel Majestic – more than 1,000 pieces–in total
“Our first task wasto number everypieceof wood and label eachone of them with the specific nature of the damage so that the restorers would know howto treateachpiece,“
“We first made a scan and a photo reporting of the existing panels, then, we dismantled allthe woodpaneling not actually knowing whether wewould actually be able to restore it, however everything wasin a reasonably good state after we removed italland itwas mainly the very ornamental pieces that had to be re–carved.
All the panels were packed and sent to a storage waiting for the restoration.