Category Archives: antiques

Jantzen Beach Carousel Moving Day!

Note: The images all have notations if you scroll through. “Nicole, you want us to do whaaaat?” “Yes, that’s right, first, this mess has to be cleaned up!” We first arrived to assess the horses, because it starts with the … Continue reading

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Deadlines: A Re-post from Kate’s Art Site

Kate has a site where she posts about her art journaling. Of course, our work is often a subject… This is from her post at  dkatiepowellart. Deadlines are stressful, and partly it is because of my age; I am simply … Continue reading

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Hunzinger “Lollipop” Chair

Our armchair, affectionately known as the “lollipop” chair, was made circa 1880.  George Jakob Hunzinger (born 1835 in Tuttingen, Germany), was a progressive designer out of New York who was often influenced in his designs by machinery.  This is a … Continue reading

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Crown Chair, Ca 1955, Los Angeles

The chair was made in Los Angeles, California, by the father of our client. He was an  upholsterer at the Crown Company in downtown lalaland. All the innards were cleaned and restored exactly as they were originally. The new showcover … Continue reading

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A Folding Journal of an MPFC Project

Guest post from Kate’s Art Blog, dkatiepowellart. I don’t enter many competitions, but the Sketching Work competition for the Centre for Transformative Work Design out of Perth AU was easy for me as I sketch our lives and work quite … Continue reading

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Thursday Throwback: A Family of Lawsons Graces the Farm

This is our continuing Throwback series where we post items that were in our studio before we had the blog. Grandpa’s Lawsons are born again for an orchard in Southern Oregon; Grandpa was on hand for delivery day, and even … Continue reading

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Ode to the Upholsterer, Reprise

He’s stuffed a chair on every street, or hassocks on which to put your feet. A fainting couch for Ms Récamier, looking Grecian but really fey. A modern Egg for Madmen there, Took ten thousand hand stitches to be fair; … Continue reading

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