My “Business” Sketchbook: Chippendale Conservation

A Chippendale sofa in our studio caught my eye; Mitchell does such beautiful work!

D.Katie Powell Art

W14 CHIPPENDALE SOFA B4 2Above, Mitchell thinking about the various things he has to do to this
family heirloom in order to resurrect it from the broken state.
The Chippendale sofa’s arm was broken and sagging, leg broken,
parts of the frame broken, and it was badly in need of having its innards conserved.  At the client’s home, from an image.

Below, after the conservation, with a new embroidered cotton velvet showcover.  Possibly one of my favorite pieces he ever conserved, it was edible!

W14 CHIPPENDALE SOFA AFT 2Drawn in an Stillman & Birn Delta journal with a Preppie pen and Noodler’s Ink
and Daniel Smith watercolors with Prismacolor pencils.

        

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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