Category Archives: mold

Conservation of Mason Monterey Tinoco Bedside Stand

We were to conserve and restore a Mason Monterey side table with the charming, funny and valuable Juan Tinoco horses on the drawer front.  This is a project that included conservation/preservation (cleaning dirt and mold from the paint, and affixing … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Your Antique Quilt

When in doubt, ask a conservator before proceeding.  Most conservators will offer assessments at a low rate, and an hour of their time might save your heirloom. A good rule of thumb is to treat your antiques like you would … Continue reading

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V is for Virus: A-to-Z Challenge

Working as we do with old items often stored in attics and basements and barns and storage units, we are potentially exposed to many problematic situations, such as finding black mold in upholstered items (quite common) and various insects.  By … Continue reading

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Eastlake Sofa-Bed Upholstery Conservation #1: Excavation

by DKP We had the opportunity to conserve a wonderful Eastlake style sofa-bed by A. Hansen Co., Chicago, Ill.  Our clients have restored a wonderful Victorian in NE Portland, and this sofa-bed will grace her office.  It was thought the … Continue reading

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CAUTION #1: When You Bring an Antique Home

by DKP You fell in LOVE.  At the local thrift store, garage sale, or (yes even here) antique store.  Antique stores, especially high end stores, should take care of these things or at least warn you, but we are going … Continue reading

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