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Senate Reception Room Bench during Restoration

Image: Senate Reception Room Bench During Restoration


Conservation of the historic Flemish oak benches purchased for the Senate Reception Room in 1899 involved identifying the original finish, removing later finishes, filling the numerous upholstery nail holes, and recreating the carved back panels.
Senate Reception Room Bench before Restoration
Senate Reception Room Bench after Restoration