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Louis XV Polychrome Commode Ca. 1730

Above, the commode before treatment; note the faux “drawers” on the front which are really hiding the door. Below, the underside of the commode. This well loved Venetian poly-chrome commode was created in the classical Louis XV Style.  It has … Continue reading

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Embellished Pillows

Several pillows were made to accompany our client’s family furniture after the design presentation:  below, images from the production process.  Pillows can make the look!   These pillows and bolsters are all hand-stitched other than the basic forms. CYLINDER BOLSTER The … Continue reading

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CW Parker Carousel, Chariot Benches

(Swipe to see the cats discovering the pony!) “Whoa… who put this here?” Savitri. “Hey, there’s a critter in the studio!”  Gibbs… “He’s not a cat….But he’s a cheery fella!  Just my size!” It is a shame the C.W.Parker Carousel … Continue reading

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Design Presentations

We don’t discuss design presentations often but they are a normal part of our business.  With every project we present options to our client.  They range from simple presentations of fabric and trims placed over the object to be conserved, … Continue reading

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End of the 2021 + Holidays

We are happy to see the back of 2021 in so many ways! It’s been a tough couple of years, trying to do business during Covid, with shortages in staffing and materials in many vendor businesses, and also, some people … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2020 and Covid Delays

In hindsight, what we did to cope during the early days of Covid. We had to think of ways to reuse items that should be disposable…  It was impossible, for instance, to get gloves.  Most places made you register as … Continue reading

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Chinese Diorama Table, 2

Continuing from the first post of our client’s Chinese carved diorama from the nineteenth century, we move now to the reparation of the figurines and decorative elements. Phase Three, Reparation We used two glues, hide (we use only Old Brown … 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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JBC: White Patriotic Jumper Treatment, Oil Paint

Our White Patriotic Jumper had treatment of his parts: Treatment, Tail, Part I; Treatment, Tail, Part II, Treatment, Tail, Part III, Treatment, Knees and Thighs, and Treatment, Belly Split. Patriotic was thoroughly Prepared for Finish Work, and a base coat … Continue reading

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