Historic image of Law Library Reading room c. 1929
Finished Law Library 2017.
Law Library reading room after restoration.
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In-painting repairs.
Before and after lost veneer repairs.
The walnut veneer panels were carefully hand-sanded.
Repairing delaminated sections of the wood substrate.
Brushing on the first coat of shellac.
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Restored walnut wainscoting and column.
Cross-section microscopic analysis of the historic finishes (the "modification layer" in this cross-section photomicrograph is the layer being applied in the image below).
Replicating the historic painted and glazed finishes.
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