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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Lora's Hammer (and Other Tools)

[Video still via The Anthropologist. Click to enlarge.]

In a new feature, The Anthropologist explores the realm of the nation's oldest decorative hardware firm, P.E. Guerin, with special emphasis on the artisans working behind the scenes. Check out the short video about metal chaser Lora and her favorite hammer.

[Image courtesy Janet Blyberg.]

On a related note, Janet Blyberg recently mentioned In Proportion to the Trouble, the nascent preservation-related blog penned by project conservator for furniture and woodwork at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Chris Storb. This blog specifically chronicle's Chris' experiences with the renovation of 18th-century Georgian mansion, Mount Pleasant. A master woodworker, Chris even employs antique woodworking tools in an effort to restore a centuries-old spirit to Mount Pleasant's interiors. Janet shares more here.

4 comments: said...

Beautiful web site for PE Guerin. It is so nice to see that old fashioned quality still exists. Thanks for bringing it to us!

Style Court said...

CC -- Glad you liked it.

Karena said...

Fascinating to see such craftsmanship...thank you Courtney!

Art by Karena

Janet said...

Hurray for craftsmanship! Thank you for mentioning Chris's work.