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    the lions will roar again

    Customer brought in these lions , their Russian made for a large Baroque cabinet. It has been in her family for years and she said it didn't fit in her home so she wanted to keep the lions. These were once gilded many moons ago. I found reminiscences of gilt under paint and crud. 23.5 Ct. gold. Love working with gold. The under painting is an oil used for gilding. 3 coats and rubbed out after each coat.
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    Neat, glad to see you're getting back to full production mode, we've missed the cool projects you end up with.

    Seems like a challenge to get the foil to evenly cover with all of curly bits in the carving there.

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    Interesting project, Dave. Looks real good!
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    Funny looking lions they look like strange cats guess they medieval. Lol
    You sure get some interesting work Dave.
    BTW how's the painting coming on?? We ain't seen any new ones for a while???

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    Very neat project, Dave. Actually looks like fun and they came out looking great.

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    Sweet!
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    Last edited by Dave Hawksford; 11-10-2015 at 01:10 AM.
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    And here I thought you were talking in our "Detroit" lions

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    LOL Tom I had forgotten about Daves lion post and thought the same thing.

    Very nice work Dave, now i see them in situ it makes all the difference. Not my cup of tea that furniture but everyone has different tastes still great work on your part.
    cheers

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    Rob I had to do it. This one just trumped all yhe others.
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