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Mognat of Paris Steamer Trunk, 2, Prep Work

This Mognat of Paris family steamer trunk ca 1900, begins here. The original leather handle was removed as it was terribly degraded: we will use this as a pattern to create three new handles, as the handles on each side … Continue reading

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Mognat of Paris Steamer Trunk, 1, Assessment

This Mognat of Paris family steamer trunk ca 1900, has been round the world many times.  The heirs brought it to us to clean, stabilize the inner lining, create new handles, and to preserve the character of the outer trunk … Continue reading

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Chinese Diorama Table, 1

Our client’s Chinese carved diorama from the nineteenth century is one of the most delightful items I’ve had the pleasure to treat.  It is a pavilion over water, with big rocks with large trees of varying sorts along the base. … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Metal Patches

We’ve inherited a box of old badly damaged pony legs with butted joinery which have been clad in copper and tin sheeting. The tacking lines along the leading edges of the butt joinery are so badly damaged by the tacking … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Mystery!

The subtlety of the carving detail on the legs of the carousel horses is extraordinary! Parker has cleverly placed his identifying mark, “C.W.Parker, Leavenworth, Kan,” on the bottom of most horseshoes, such as these on the extra-large horse, Terri, above. … Continue reading

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