Antique Furniture Restoration for American Queen Anne Period Sofa Frame., NYC
 
   

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Amer. Queen Anne Period Sofa Frame

Location: 11-13E. 62nd St., NYC

Scope of Work:

The frame was extensively damaged by powder post beetle infestations, and the front rail was not capable of holding up under stress from webbing. Rather than have an internal frame made to support the deteriorated original rail, the owner preferred to have a new front rail made, and the rest of the 300 year old frame restored. The frame was completely disassembled, and each element restored, and the dovetail and mortise and tenon joinery shimmed and tightened prior to reupholstering with horsehair. padding. All joinery was rebuilt as origianlly made. The springs were not original, 1700's sofas and chairs had grass or Spanish moss or other natural padding, without springs originally.


The frame was extensively damaged by powder post beetle infestations And the front rail was not capable of holding up under stress from webbing

Queen Anne Period Sofa Frame, Beofre Queen Anne Period Sofa, After

Queen Anne Period Sofa, After, NYC All joinery was rebuilt as origianlly made

The frame was completely disassembled Deteriorated original rail

The springs were not original Deteriorated orginial front rail

1700's sofas and chairs had grass or Spanish moss or other natural padding, without springs originally Queen Anne Period Sofa, NYC

Queen Anne Period Sofa during restoration Queen Anne Period Sofa during restoration, NYC

Side angle Queen Anne Period Sofa during restoration, NYC Queen Anne Period Sofa AFTER restoration, NYC


By Peter Triestman

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