Category Archives: restoration techniques

Happy Valentine’s Day

  Happy Day! Love is in the air in the stable! He’s grinning cuz he’s in need of lots of TLC and this is the place to get it! Poor stagazer is chipped and broken and oh my, he is … Continue reading

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Parker Ponies

People don’t realize how tiny the Parker ponies are; I can just about carry one under my arm! I found a good way to show you… Letting the studio cats in for a visit with Pinto Pony (he’s got the … Continue reading

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Good Monday Morning!

“Good Morning!” Yup, we talk to them, saying good morning when we come in… I’ll worry when they start talking back! Water Spirit Dappled Grey Horse from the Jantzen Beach Carousel… Did you have a favorite?     Written by … Continue reading

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The Jantzen Beach Stable is Full!

After what was the best difficult moving days we’ve ever had (go here read about that), the horses and many shields and cresting boards are in our studio, which now has a large room called the “Jantzen Beach Stable”. When … 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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