Tag Archives: Eastlake

O is for Ode to the Upholsterer: A-to-Z Challenge

He’s stuffed a chair on every street, or hassocks on which to put your feet. A fainting couch for Ms Récamier, looking Grecian but really fey. A modern Egg for Madmen there, Took ten thousand hand stitches to be fair; … Continue reading

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An Afternoon at Philip Foster Farm National Historic Site

by DKP Mitchell and I performed a condition assessment at Philip Foster Farm in Eagle Creek, Oregon, the end of July.  Philip and Mary Charlotte Foster sailed around Cape Horn and landed in Oregon in 1843.  They established a store and … Continue reading

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East Lake Sofa-Bed Upholstery #4C: Mattress Buildup Continued

by DKP We had the opportunity to conserve the wonderful Eastlake style sofa-bed by A. Hansen Co., Chicago, Ill., below.  Our client restored a Victorian in NE Portland, and this sofa-bed will grace her office. This is the seventh post … Continue reading

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East Lake Sofa-Bed Upholstery #4B: Seat Spring Buildup

by DKP We had the opportunity to conserve the wonderful Eastlake style sofa-bed by A. Hansen Co., Chicago, Ill., below.  Our client restored a Victorian in NE Portland, and this sofa-bed will grace her office. This is the sixth post … Continue reading

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East Lake Sofa-Bed Upholstery #3: Finish Reparation

by DKP This is the fourth post in a series on this project.  This post continues from the previous post: East Lake Sofa-Bed Upholstery #2B: Repair.  To begin at the beginning go to Eastlake Sofa-Bed Upholstery Conservation #1: Excavation. We made … 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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