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|This is a Mahogany Chest of Drawers with brass hardware. It
was swept out of the bottom floor of a two story house on the
Mississippi Gulf Coast during Hurricane Katrina and landed two blocks
inland in a pile of storm debris and furniture from two of the
surrounding neighbors. The owners spent days going through the the
area collecting bits and pieces of what they recognized was their
furniture. Everything on the restoration is original.
| This is a desk top writing accessory box..
The original veneer was crotch walnut with ebonized trim and brass
embellishments. This was found in a plastic box along side of a trash pile
after Hurricane Katrina and brought to me by a friend who buys props for
the movie industry. I had done repairs on movie props for him in the
past and he thought of me when he saw the piece relegated to the trash.
It took me over a year to complete the restoration. It is now
being displayed in our home.
|Pictured is a Mahogany china cabinet that was under
water for weeks in Mid-city New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
I hesitated restoring this piece for over 2 years. It
was barely standing because of a very weak base. I was afraid the curved glass in the sides would not survive a move. It
finally made it to the shop when I could no longer say no. It
survived the restoration and turn out spectacular.