Tag Archives: 19th century

W is for Windsor: A-to-Z Challenge

One of my favorite chairs, this often overlooked Windsors may have originated in Wales, Ireland and England, where wheelwrights creating chairs as they made wheel spokes, which were chairs using compression tension joints, with no hide glue holding the spokes … Continue reading

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Portfolio: Upholstery Projects, 19th Century

by DKP More slide shows, showing our range and portfolio on upholstered projects, these from the 19th century.  This ranges from Civil War era pieces from the American South to European pieces. . Other slide shows to be found on … Continue reading

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Process: Tapestry Conservation, Correcting Previous Repairs

by DKP I love needlework, and repairing problematic tapestries.   It is a meditation, hundreds of small stitches, and these days as I work I listen to Craig Johnson (Longmire Mysteries) or Pema Chodron (Buddhism) Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs) or … Continue reading

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East Lake Sofa-Bed Upholstery #2B: Repair

by DKP This is the third post in a series on this project.  This post continues from the previous post: East Lake Sofa-Bed Upholstery #2A: Repair.  To begin at the beginning return to Eastlake Sofa-Bed Upholstery Conservation #1: Excavation. The front … Continue reading

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East Lake Sofa-Bed Upholstery #2A: Repair

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. This is the second … 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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