Restoring Old North Church’s Angels

Chris from Manzi Appraisers & Restoration gives us an update on the restoration of Old North Church’s famous angel statues.

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Sculptor Albert-Ernet Carrier-Belleuse (French, 1984-1887)

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Sculpture After

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Ship’s Bell Clock

We were able to restore a vintage brass ship’s 8-day jeweled shift’s strike bell clock and matching barometer.  These items were made in West Germany for the Swift & Anderson Company of Boston, Massachusetts.

Ship's Bell Clock

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Stickley Tiger Maple – (badly damaged in a fire)

For furniture the maple wood species comes in several different grain patterns. Several factors can influence its look, including how the wood is cut, and another is how the wood is colored. When trees do not grow tall and straight, the result may be that the wood grain may also not be straight. In curly maple, the grain is wavy and through the length of the board. The result is that when the wavy grain is planed flat, it appears to look ruffled (also called tiger striped), due to the waviness in the grain. That being said, the tiger stripe-like figure in curly maple may still feature a straight-looking grain.

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Dress After

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19th C Brass Door Knocker, Backplate & Strike Plate, including Mail Slot and Number Plate

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Bernard Moss Mevagissey Adam & Eve – Restoration

We reassembled and sealed the cracks and chips along breaks and reattached the small pieces. We recreated missing pieces. Lastly we airbrushed and touch up all to blend.

Moss Pottery Before - by Manzi Appraisers

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Moss Pottery After - by Manzi Appraisers

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The Bookmakers on the Docks (1960): This oil painting was exposed to soot because of a fire. Also, the canvas sustained an indentation. Dent was flattened with the use of localized heat and pressure. The painting was cleaned with a combination of acid-free, non aqueos detergent and solvent and re-varnished.

Manzi Davidson Before

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Manzi Davidson During

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Manzi Davidson After

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Dramatic before and after with a thick varnish removal of this early 19th century painting.

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Danish Mid-Century Modern Dux Blue Upholstered Club Chair

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Blue chair - after

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Bright Orange Mid-Century Koppla Swivel Chair

Orange chair - before

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Orange chair - after

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Beautiful Mid-Century modern expendable teak dining table crafted in Denmark . Sustained significant soot and smoke damage. Table and chairs were refinished, and new leather applied to the 7 side and 2 arm Sawbuck lounge modern dining chairs designed by Hans J. Wegner.

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table & chairs - after

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Scandinavian modern solid teak; comb-back rocker with high spindle back; orange fabric cushion drapes along back; matching cushion, sits on top beige leather straps. Restoration included new upholstered cushions and refinish of the teak wood.

rocker - before

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rocker - after

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