Category Archives: antiques

Mason Monterey Club Chair, 5 Cushion Buildup

This continues several posts on the preservation of a lovely Old Wood Mason Monterey Club chair from our client’s family. To see the excavation, go here. To view the finish notes, go here. For the seat buildup, go here. For … Continue reading

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Mason Monterey Club Chair, 4 Upholstery

This continues several posts on the preservation of a lovely Old Wood Mason Monterey Club chair from our client’s family. To see the excavation, go here. To view the finish notes, go here. For the seat buildup, go here. Progress … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2020 and Covid Delays

In hindsight, what we did to cope during the early days of Covid. We had to think of ways to reuse items that should be disposable…  It was impossible, for instance, to get gloves.  Most places made you register as … Continue reading

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Business Etiquette, 2

It goes without saying that clients should be treated with respect and decency. We strive for that, and also try to keep on top of updates even though few clients ask for them, because progress on pieces is usually interesting … Continue reading

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Mason Monterey Club Chair, 3 Buildup

This continues several posts on the preservation of a lovely Old Wood Mason Monterey Club chair from our client’s family. To see the excavation, go here. To view the finish notes, go here. We begin the buildup by installing new … Continue reading

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Mason Monterey Club Chair, 2 Finish

This continues several posts on the preservation of a lovely Old Wood Mason Monterey Club chair from our client’s family. To see the excavation, go here. The original Old Wood finish is deteriorated. If the finish were in good condition … Continue reading

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Mason Monterey Club Chair, 1 Excavation

This begins several pages on the preservation of a lovely Old Wood Mason Monterey Club chair that has been in our client’s family. It has been reupholstered once with elk hides, but the original cushions are intact. As we uncover … Continue reading

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French Walnut Country Buffet, 2, Excavation

FRENCH WALNUT COUNTY BUFFET Follow along with our interim report for our client’s French Walnut Country Buffet: Previously, we began with Assessment… Our “before” images are our reference documents! EXCAVATION We removed the doors, and then the top of the … Continue reading

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French Walnut Country Buffet, 1, Assessment

FRENCH WALNUT COUNTY BUFFET Our client’s French Walnut Country Buffet was created in the mid to late 17th century. The finish, likely original, has not been tampered with any modern finish materials… It has a lovely patina that we will … Continue reading

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