Category Archives: Furniture

Restoration of Plaster Stations of the Cross, Uncovering Original Intent

VKRestoration of Holyoke, Massachusetts notes that regardless of the convictions of the restorer, restoration of religious icons imposes another layer of accountability, beyond materials, and that is the understanding of the symbolic meaning of color and form. These fourteen Stations of … Continue reading

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1926 Steinway Piano Restoration, in Progress

Thomas Piano Service of Montgomery, Alabama is in the beginning stages of the restoration of a 1926 Steinway grand. We will add pictures of the work, as they become available. Shown below is the cast iron piano plate, before and after. Gilding … Continue reading

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Restoration of a “Superleggera” Chair, Designed by Architect Gio Ponti.

Superleggera mean “Super-Lightweight”, in Italian, according to Citizen Cane Chair Restoration of Huntington Beach, California. That was the name given to this chair by its designer, Gio Ponti (1891-1979), a prolific and versatile Italian architect and designer active from the … Continue reading

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Bringing Life to Architecture through the Classical Art of Hand Carved Ornament

Expressive ornament is risky to execute whether it is architectural or a tattoo.  It had better be well conceived or it will not wear well.  According to Guild Member Dimitrios Klitsas, master wood carver, the piece is an expression of the … Continue reading

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