The old wooden
base did not come with its' original dome. A replacement that would fit the old base was
not possible to find. Therefore, the carved wooden stand was carefully removed from the
base and re-attached to a new one with a mating dome. The stand was countersunk below the
surface of the old base so the wood was removed down to bottom of the stand. then this
area was soaked with warm water to loosen up the old water-based animal glue.