This was a very interesting project that consisted of refinishing a counter bar Circa 1849 English Victorian Pine Pub bar with a Cuban mahogany bar top from a home in Birmingham, England. The back part of the bar was from Fritzinger’s hotel in Coopersburg Pennsylvania Circa 1883. the front entryway was made of quarter-sawn European White Oak and wrought iron from Route d’Avignon 13210 Saint-Remy de Provence Circa 1840. The dovecote building came over from France on a barge and was re-erected on the estate.
This is where having a decorative art background as well as wood refinishing really comes in handy. After several hours of concocting different color glazes, samples and layering the glazes just wright. I came up with this warm and more consistent look but still kept its old world charm. This was a real challenge but in the end everyone was happy.