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All Aspects of Repair on Fine Furniture and Antiques in Houston

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FRENCH FURNITURE RESTORATION

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1           Fine Furniture Repair     Breakfront Leg Cracked  


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              Oak Dining Chair badly Broken. Duplicate new parts and finish to match.


                                  

    Duncan Phyfe Table Pedestal leg broken. Bad previous repair work. Duplicate new leg to high standards. 


2a                             

        1950's Baker (Limited) Sideboard/Exceptional Refinishing  Work  (Coronado Club in Houston)


3       Dog Chewed Chair           Highest Standards in Furniture Repair


3a                               

Museum Quality 18th Century Louis XV Commode/Structural Repair & Splice Veneer Replacement    


3b                                 

Victorian Headboard and Footboard Restoration    Damaged in Hurricane Ike


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Late 19th Century French Ormolu-mounted Mahogany & Tulipwood Vitrine by Alexandre Hugnet. Circa 1890

Stamped: (HUGNET/Ameublements/Paris/69 Faubourg st. Antoine). Highly skilled work requiring decades of experience.


4b            Duncan Phyfe Dining Table        Table Refinishing   

                Duplicate Six  Legs     Extensive Restoration  Work  


4c    23' 1880-1890  Joseph Fitter Nine Leaf Mahogany Crank Table/ Extensive Table Restoration  

        River Oaks Country Club                                                                                           

                               

       Replace entire top  using 1" thick Solid Mahogany/New Table Apron/Duplicate one leg  

       Go to this link to see how the table apron was made    MAKING A TABLE APRON          


4d     Sideboard    Hurricane Damage    

              Veneer Repair and Replacement (Amboyna & Walnut Burl Veneer) Refinishing


4e                                        

      Neo classical Giltwood Demi-lune Console      Water Damage       Gold Leaf  Water Gilding


5            Table Top Refinishing             Office of George Bush


                                     

                                                  

4c  Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze mounted Commode à Bantaux Circa 1890. After an 18th Century

designed by Stockel et Benneman now resides at the Musee du louvre. Highly skilled restoration work. Water damaged.


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 19th Century Ormolu-mounted Kingwood Parquetry, "Commode Aux Dragons", stamped Francois Linke.

Mercury gilt mounts of the finest quality. Minor veneer work and discoloration. Mounts solution cleaned.

After an 18th Century commode by Antoine-Robert Gaudreaus now at The Wallace Collection in London, First photo.

Ref. Francois Linke The Belle Epoque of French Furniture by Christopher Pain. Page 499 


5a              Carved Oak Chairs     Horse Hair Padding


 19th century Ormolu-mounted Ebony veneered  "Regulateur Au Char D'Apollon" by Alfred  Beurdeley

Modeled after a 18th century tall case by Philippe Caffieri and Balthazar Lieutaud now at Versailles. (First photo).

                             

                                                                              


                                      

          Francois Linke Ormolu-mounted Tulipwood & Bois Satine  Grand Régulateur

        Design by Léon Messagé . Clockmaker: Etienne Maxant 

        Ref. Francois Linke "The Belle Epoque of french furniture" by Christopher Payne, Page 130


                                  

  Built in 1893. Ormolu-mounted Kingwood Tulipwood Satine Marquetry piano à queue  (Grand Piano) Stamped Francois Linke. 

          Numerous  stamps 'ZN' Joseph Emanuel Zwiener on reverse of mounts. Movement by Erard #71242


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         Replacing veneer on a 18th Century Dutch Marquetry Inlay Bureau   


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      1969 Steinway Baby Grand Piano/Photos do no justice to how magnificent this piano looks


 6a          Hand Rubbed French Polish Finish    

       Late 1800's Hepplewhite  Sideboard.   Water & veneer damage on top.      


 6b       9'  Tiffany English Oak Gothic Hall Clock Restoration (English)

                Base missing due to Termite Damage      

                                   

Duplicate New Base (2 1/2" solid English Oak) Molding and carving work done by hand to exact specifications


6c                       

      Late 1800's Opium Tables     Duplicate missing carving work.  Inlay work on top.


6d                                         

           Curio Cabinet Base Badly Damaged. Hand carve a new leg


                                                

         19th Century Chippendale Arm Chair. Back badly broken.

         Restored properly this chair is now fully serviceable.


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20th Century Ormolu-mounted kingwood, mahogany, marquetry-inlaid commode a vantaux stamped Francois Linke  


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 1880's Louis XVI styleEbony and burl  black lacquer cabinet with extraordinary ormolu mounts.

 Stamped Henry Dasson


8a           Duplicate Ten Vital Balance Award Sculptures for the Menninger Clinic

                           

      Each individual piece made by hand. Highest Level of skill required to do this type of work.  


                           

    Late 18th Century Sideboard. Correcting previous repair work on all legs. Splice veneer work. 


8b       President's Table            

              Kittinger Table Refinishing/Durable High Build Finish


8c                              

                                                             

 Mid 19th Century , Parquetry and Marquetry Louis XV style commode with ormolu mounts (bronzer Leon Kahn).

 After an 18th century model by Jean-Henri Riesener now at Versailles, first photo. Extensive exposure to direct/indirect sunlight.


                    

                 

      Pair  Weiman Mahogany Crotch  Drop Leaf Tables.

       Manufacture New Parts. High quality varnish finish.


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            German Made Grandfather Clock Water Damage from Hurricane Katrina


9a                                                       

   Fine Reproduction 1940's  14' George III Style Mahogany Four Leaf Dining Table   


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Louis XV style Ormolu mounted Bois de Violette & Satine Bureau Plat Stamped Francois Linke deigned by

 Léon Messagé.

Ref. Francois Linke "The Belle Epoque of French Furniture" by Christopher Payne, Page 84


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         Late 17th Century Florentine Gilded Console circa 1690.  Water Gilding     


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        1816 Historical  Italian Rosewood Pistol Case       Top smashed in. Brass inlay badly disfigured 


                                      

        19th Century Mantel Clock Section of base missing


12             Governor Chairs                             

      Highest Quality English Leather/High-Build Urethane Finish/Sterling Silver caps


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18th Century Jean-Baptiste Tilliard or Son   Louis XV Chairs  Gold Leaf     Water Gilding   Silk Upholstery 


13a                                 

   Beechwood Side Chair leg broken/hand carve new leg and finish to high standards


13b                                  

              Fine Wood Carving Work  Making a base for a decorative Oriental Settee  

               Detailed hand carving of legs go to this link:   WOOD CARVING  


                                                       

                                                        

19th Century French Ormolu-mounted Kingwood, Tulipwood and Marquetry Commode in Louis XV style 

                                     Water Damaged. Piece was in 18" of water for three days.


                                            

                Mason & Hamlin Baby Grand Piano Refinishing


                                        

   Statue Repair and Restoration   Tail, ears, back and front leg missing


                                                      

 3rd Quarter19th Century Louis XV style Vernis Martin meuble d'appui with ormolu mounts stamped Henry Dasson


                                             

     Early 19th Century Mahogany Sette     Hand Carve  leg 


                                     

        Table two legs broken off        Hand carve new legs and refinish


                                        

 French Louis XV Style 3rd Quarter 19th Century Chinnoiserie  Coromandel

Lacquer & Finely Chased Gilt-Bronze mounted Commode Stamped Paul Sormani


                                    

                             

     1918 Steinway Baby  Grand Model "O" Ebony   Complete restoration. Restrung, all felts, hammers, pads replaced.


                   

                         

    Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze mounted Cubed parquetry bureau plat stamped Francois Linke after a 18th century design by

    Jean Francois Oeben  now at The Louvre (first Photo)

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