A project that is on-deck right now; a sofa and two chairs from the Aesthetics Movement. Kate’s sketching!
You may remember these sketches; they started me thinking about how many
beautiful objects we see daily. I decided to dedicate one of my new Stillman & Birn sketchbooks to our business. My first two watercolor sketches were in the Delta book —
it took me a bit to get used to the paper. S&B stands up to wet washes, which is heavenly. And this is also an urban sketch — drawing our world, one sketch at a time!
The three pieces are an American Aesthetics Victorian Shield-back settee and two chairs — a female and male version, or bustle and captain’s chair — circa 1870-1890.
It will be interesting if I have the ability to draw process images of the restoration: veneer work, finish work, rebuilding the innards using the original materials. The new showcover is a purple-fuchsia crushed velvet which would be appropriate for the period. Mitchell’s attention…
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