Restoration, the Chair, Done

Took a bit of time but it went according to plan with minor issues to address. In these photos it may at times appear shiny. In some shots I used a flood for lighting and it is quite strong as a fill light causing some reflections. And two, there is still some oil on the surface that will be rubbed out in the final finishing. The color did , by necessity , come out  a bit darker than the cabinet but all in all it looks fine. And truthfully, this chair was much darker initially which made it not possible to remove all of it without damage to what patina was there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed following along on this project. Now , on to the next one.

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dorisfiebig
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 12:56:19

    wow Mark, it looks great ! i would not beleive the state this chair was in when now looking at what you have achieved. great work. … as to the color difference, i do not know how it is in the church where these two pieces will be, but if the lightning is similar as in most our churches, you would not see the color difference…and, i believe it will even out over time too… thanks for sharing, its wonderful to see what can be rescued

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  2. markyundt
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 19:45:54

    Thank you Doris,
    Yes, I believe it has come out quite well considering the starting point. Here too the lighting in the church ( especially this one) is rather dim and these pieces would look right at home. From my understanding though, these might end up in the Rectory. Wherever they end up I think they will attract attention on their own. The priest will be coming by this week to see the results of my efforts. I hope he likes them as well.
    After so much restoration work lately I’m looking forward to doing some actual carving. This week I’m heading to Philadelphia where another church project ( new) is getting started. Here there will be quite a bit of carving as they are building a Reredos which I had bid on some time ago. There will be Capitals,, Spires, and a variety of other carvings to complete the High Altars.
    This new Church, the Pediment, the Triptych, a Pascal Candle stand with 4 panel symbols carved in it, the Angles wings as well as other odds and ends I think I’ll have enough projects to post in the near future. As long as I don’t forget to photograph them as I’m working like a Dervish!
    Thanks again for your kind words.

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