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Interior Painting > Enameled Woodwork > Example 6

Example 6 - 1912 Construction, Eloquent Confirmation for the Case for Preservation

The construction of a living room of such proportion and grandeur currently is most unlikely.

(1) Decades of minor settling plus the region’s quota of earthquakes had taken a toll on the plaster.
(2) Work in progress
The repairs are reinforced with fiberglass tape.

(3) Entry in progress
Finish coats only conclude the restoration process which in fact is a multi-step resurfacing process.

(4) Dismounted painted over hardware
(5) Finished hardware ready for remounting
(6) Restored entry
No one with artistic sense could have done this. The various plates are not stampings; they are machined from solid brass.