Monthly Archives: June 2013

Portfolio: Upholstery Projects, 19th Century

by DKP More slide shows, showing our range and portfolio on upholstered projects, these from the 19th century.  This ranges from Civil War era pieces from the American South to European pieces. . Other slide shows to be found on … Continue reading

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Process: Chippendale Camelback Settee Upholstery

by DKP This came to us a badly damaged sentimental family heirloom.  The settee buildup was carefully excavated, the frame disassembled, the broken parts (arm, shoulder) were repaired and replaced.  The original innards were cleaned and used to rebuild the … Continue reading

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More Mid-Century + Modern Projects Around the Pacific Northwest by MPF Conservation

by DKP I am having lots of fun doing slide shows of our previous projects, which are diverse. Here are many Mid-Century Modern and Modern Classic projects from our files since we were liberated from old film cameras to digital … Continue reading

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East Lake Sofa-Bed Upholstery #4C: Mattress Buildup Continued

by DKP We had the opportunity to conserve the wonderful Eastlake style sofa-bed by A. Hansen Co., Chicago, Ill., below.  Our client restored a Victorian in NE Portland, and this sofa-bed will grace her office. This is the seventh post … Continue reading

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East Lake Sofa-Bed Upholstery #4B: Seat Spring Buildup

by DKP We had the opportunity to conserve the wonderful Eastlake style sofa-bed by A. Hansen Co., Chicago, Ill., below.  Our client restored a Victorian in NE Portland, and this sofa-bed will grace her office. This is the sixth post … Continue reading

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East Lake Sofa-Bed Upholstery #4A: Mattress Spring Buildup

by DKP We had the opportunity to conserve the wonderful Eastlake style sofa-bed by A. Hansen Co., Chicago, Ill., below.  Our client restored a Victorian in NE Portland, and this sofa-bed will grace her office. This is the fifth post … Continue reading

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Process: Tapestry Conservation, Correcting Previous Repairs

by DKP I love needlework, and repairing problematic tapestries.   It is a meditation, hundreds of small stitches, and these days as I work I listen to Craig Johnson (Longmire Mysteries) or Pema Chodron (Buddhism) Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs) or … Continue reading

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