Three Legged Louie – Louie XV That is …

Artisans of the Valley Restoration - Louie XV Commode Circa 1750This is a circa 1750 Louie XV Commode – arriving as a 3-legged version of its original form this piece had been broken in one of the most common situations … moving! The formula is very simple: Three moves = one fire.

Artisans of the Valley Restoration - Louie XV Commode Circa 1750Why is it so hard for movers to understand two simple concepts?

1) Do not transport antiques standing on their legs – lay them on their back or put them upside down into the truck.

2) Tie things down – bounce = breakage!

Well all and all – I guess it’s good for us that they will likely never get this through their heads as it generates a ton of business.

Our task was simple – take the leg, which fortunately they had kept with the piece, and reattach it so this otherwise good condition antique could stand for another generation or two.

Pieces like this are worth a significant amount, anywhere from $20,000 – $50,000 depending on the specific qualities of the antique, venue of sale, etc. Without the leg, the value is cut in half. There is simply no logical argument for NOT fixing damage like this.

Artisans of the Valley Restoration - Louie XV Commode Circa 1750Artisans of the Valley Restoration - Louie XV Commode Circa 1750

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