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Repairing Veneer on a Bombe in the Style of Louis XV

Before Repair, Above, and After, Below. This is a lovely bombe which had cracked veneer across the curved door faces.  Someone had previously repaired it long before our current owners took possession.  MPFC treated several areas, but I am posting … Continue reading

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D is for Dragon’s Blood: A-to-Z Challenge

Dragon’s Blood is a pigment that was widely used in furniture finishes before and in the early 19th century.  Synthetic dyes and a shift to different preferences in wood species moved makers away from this very popular finish, and of … Continue reading

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