Tag Archives: Eastlake

Orchard Lawn [The Gundry House]

Orchard Lawn, the Italianate home built in 1868 by Joseph Gundry is the home of the Mineral Point Wisconsin historical society and their museum. The society has many photographs of how the house was furnished when it was built. They … Continue reading

Posted in seating, upholstery | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Upholstery Repair ( damaged tack edge )

A recurring problem in the repair of upholstered furniture is the degradation of the edges where the upholstery is tacked to the piece. Many upholsterers are not wood workers, so when removing old upholstery you never know what you will … Continue reading

Posted in Repairs, seating | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Eastlake Sewing Rocker [ brocken cane rail ]

This Eastlake style sewing rocker, circa 1880, came in to the shop with a broken and missing cane rail. I was told that someone had knelt on the seat and that the piece was lost. Here we see where the … Continue reading

Posted in Repairs, seating | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Victorian Wall Cabinet

This is a small Victorian era wall cabinet made of both walnut and pine. When it was brought in, it was missing the door. Some trim on the bottom was wrong and four of the turnings were missing. This piece … Continue reading

Posted in Repairs | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments