Category Archives: process

Planter’s Chair: 2, Excavation, Seat, Continued

We are properly conserving a French-made Planter’s Chair, circa 1860. (You can begin here, if you like.) We’ll follow the chair through excavation to the new show-cover. We left off in the last posting with the seat partially excavated. Removing … Continue reading

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Planter’s Chair: 1, Excavation, Seat

We are properly conserving a French-made Planter’s Chair, circa 1860. We’ll follow the chair through excavation to the new show-cover. An overview of the process, from one vantage point, below. We begin with excavation. Excavation is the discovery process, and … Continue reading

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French Planter’s Chair

We are properly conserving a French-made Planter’s Chair, circa 1860, belonging to a Portland preservationist. Hand carved persimmon wood, European Beechwood frame, original innards, unmolested finish. We’ll follow the chair in detail through excavation to the new show-cover. We will … Continue reading

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Texaco Fire Chief Gasoline Banner

Growing up in Southern California, the home of the automobile, I remember fondly this emblem as a kid! The Texaco Fire Chief Banner was in excellent condition, but dirty and creased. The back appeared to have been dropped into dirt, … Continue reading

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Washington State Flag, 6, Testing and Our Finalist!

In our last post, I told a story about determining our reproduction protocol. Now, on to testing products! Never underestimate the benefits of testing materials. I am by nature an impatient artist and tend to dive into art materials and … Continue reading

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Washington State Flag, 5, Determining How-to

I am adept at painting, and adept at finishes on furniture: shellac, oil finishes, painted finishes, etc. As an artist my chosen medium are acrylics and watercolors, oil on shellacked paper, mixed media, on canvas and paper. I’ve never painted … Continue reading

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Washington State Flag, 4, “So you say you have contenders…”

A caveat in posting a rant, however humorous. There are some excellent showrooms, and we are grateful and support them whenever we can.  The rant below is a glimpse into what can happen and does happen when two seasoned professionals … Continue reading

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