Tag Archives: MPF Conservation

Inktober, 11 Gilt Chair

Once a year I give the old brush pen a try. I’ve had the same pens for four years and they are wet and lovely because they are NEVER used. I like the sexy sexy lines they allow but I … Continue reading

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Inktober, 10 Rosewood Table

Quick sketch while working in the finish room today, of a lovely carved decorative *gads you know when you can’t find the right word and it is in your brain and you know it will come to you days after … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 3 Crowe Estate Highboy

Lately I’ve been sketching design motifs in the studio; Mason Monterey is one of my favorite decorative lines and I rarely paint them! This estate of historic Mason Monterey is for sale by MPF Conservation. The sketches are from the … Continue reading

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Journaling the DAR Washington State Flag

In my other life (the one that pays the bills), Mitchell and I own a conservation business which conserves (restores) antiquities, both private and institutional. I do a lot of finish (painting, shellacking) work in our business, as well as … Continue reading

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Sketching for Presentations: French Sofa

More design sketches for our client, the owner of the Louis XVI Settee. Silk bolsters for the arms, with flirty tassel-dangly-bobs. French knotted India silk creating scrunchy pillows for the back. The entire sketch… You may remember that the LouisXVI … Continue reading

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Sketching for Presentations: Pair of Louies

I created design sketches from images and samples, so that we could better talk with our client about ideas for her sofa pillows. These are fancy pillows and the colors are lovely rusty jewel tones with touches of green and … Continue reading

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MPF Conservation: Washington State Flag First Drafts, Paper

In my other life (the one that pays the bills), Mitchell and I own a conservation business which conserves (restores) antiquities. I do a lot of finish (painting, shellacking) work in our business. The DAR approached us to recreate the … Continue reading

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