Palm Springs furniture refinishing

Bob Hope 18th Century Walnut Table

by Mark Fry |August 9, 2011 | Refinishing

Palm Springs furniture refinishing by Museum Quality Restoration Services

This Palm Springs furniture refinishing project was to revive an 18th-Century table, owned by actor and comedian Bob Hope. The walnut dining table needed to be refinished with a high-polish lacquer.  Bob Hope was very happy with the results and personally wrote this letter of recommendation:

OCTOBER 6, 1995   MR. MARK FRY MUSEUM QUALITY RESTORATION SERVICES

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:   PLEASE ALLOW THIS LETTER TO SERVE AS AN INTRODUCTION OF MARK FRY, PROPRIETOR OF MUSEUM QUALITY RESTORATION SERVICES.   MR. FRY REFINISHED A TWO HUNDRED YEAR OLD DINING ROOM TABLE FOR MY “SOUTHRIDGE”, PALM SPRINGS RESIDENCE. MARK’S CRAFTSMANSHIP IS NOT READILY AVAILABLE THESE DAYS AND I AM SIMPLY DELIGHTED WITH THE RESTORATION HE PERFORMED ON THE TABLE.  WITHOUT RESERVATION, I RECOMMEND MR. FRY’S SERVICES AND WISH HIM CONTINUED SUCCESS.

BOB HOPE

The picture below shows the results.  Since this antique restoration was done MQRS has begun documenting all work with photos, showing the process from start to finish.  This keeps customers better informed of the progress of their orders.  Feel free to browse the project blog: Restoration | Refinishing | Sculpture | Custom-Made  Or view slideshows of restoration work on our YouTube Page.

A scan of the original signed letter appears below, click on an image for expanded view and then scroll through the project gallery using the arrows to the side (or swipe on your mobile device)

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