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R is for Récamier: A-to-Z Challenge

Récamier is the proper name for the chaise lounge or fainting couch.  It was named after the famous painting, below, of Jeanne-Françoise Julie Adélaïde Bernard, aka Juliette Récamier (1777–1849), a French society woman who led a salon in the early … Continue reading

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I is for Innards: A-to-Z Challenge

We had a call today from a prospective client who restored their récamier or fainting couch six years ago, with someone else.  The news was sad.  She had taken the piece to a local refinisher to have it refinished.  The … Continue reading

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