Lion/Shi Shi Dogs Kamakura Period 13th c

Lion/Shi Shi Dogs Kamakura Period 13th c

This rare pair of lion-dogs were restored at least four previous times. They were received covered with a new layer of gilding, that was itself, quite unstable. After poking around, we discovered, what would be the remains of the original ground, with fragments of the original paint, and took it down to that level. They had very few carving loses, which we replaced, and while doing so, discovered the date inscription on the inside of one of the loose pieces of wood.

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Reeded Mirrors

Reeded Mirrors

Reeded mirrors come in and out of the studio for restoration quite often.   I was asked, by one client, to make a reproduction reeded mirror, so that it could be custom sized.  You can also see the sample in my sample category.  The moulding is a traditional 3 1/4″ width, and has 6 reeds.  It can be ordered in any custom size, and can be fitted with new, or antiqued glass.

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