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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, 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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Louis XIV Revival Fauteuil, Assessment

Our client’s Louis XIV Revival Fauteuil from the nineteenth century came in for treatment of the textile (gentle cleaning, and stabilizing from the back), conservation of original finish, and conservation of the upholstery buildup (innards). Before treatment images above, though … Continue reading

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Treatment: Portrait of 
Marie-Antoinette

Before and after treatment, above. Our client’s framed oil painting of Marie-Antoinette fell off the wall and was scraped in two dozen areas. Luckily there were no punctures, but a half-dozen dents or serious scraps created a need for wax/resin … Continue reading

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Susan’s Crazy Quilt

End of this year I had the pleasure of working on our client’s Grandmother’s quilt. Pleasure because as I worked on it the imagined original beauty came alive; pleasure because our client is interested and excited! As you can see … Continue reading

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JBC: White Patriotic Jumper Treatment, Oil Paint 4

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, Treatment, Belly Split and Preparation for Finish Work. The White Patriotic Jumper is a sample … Continue reading

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Dutch Spindleback Ca 1600

Edit, update from Mitchell: “The chair featured in this article is very old. It was probably well into it’s use at the time Henry Hudson first made his way up the river which became his namesake.  It was originally a … Continue reading

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JBC: White Patriotic Jumper Treatment, Oil Paint 3

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, Treatment, Belly Split and Preparation for Finish Work. The White Patriotic Jumper is a sample … Continue reading

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