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Process: German Gothic Revival Fauteuil ca. 1860

by DKP A family heirloom, this piece made it from Germany to the USA intact, but did not fare well from Oklahoma to Oregon, and was damaged by movers who did not pack nor handle the chair properly.  This was … Continue reading

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“Bishops Chair” Upholstery Conservation #5: Buildup + Upholstery + Finished!

 by DKP (Interviewing Mitchell) The first step in upholstery conservation is inspecting all the existing parts previously excavated, and cleaning all reusable parts.  One of the things we like about this is that it supports a “green” business, part of … Continue reading

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“Bishops Chair” Upholstery Conservation #2: Excavation

by DKP (Interviewing Mitchell) CATZ owner Sammy zips into the studio for the photo-shots. “O-U-T!” Part 2 finds us excavating the chair, which means to thoughtfully take the chair apart to be repaired with an eye to how it was … Continue reading

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“Bishops Chair” Upholstery Conservation #1: Naming a Chair

by DKP (Interviewing Mitchell) We are stepping back into upholstery conservation this spring with a chair for a private client; the family calls it the “Bishops Chair.”  The chair lived in Europe for part of its life, then came via … Continue reading

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