|Project by Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant||posted 11-23-2013 08:21 PM||1184 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Lat week a lady called me to see if I could refinish this antique bear for her. The third picture shows how the bear looked when I got it. She also wanted me to make a table that sat on the unbrella holder. So I took on the project. I know the bear is missing a hat rack to bad she does not have it because it would make the bear worth more. Because it is an antique I did not want to fasten the table with any screws so I made brackets to hold the table on the bear. I still can’t find this bear on line she said it is made by a man from Russia it was here moms and has been in her family for a long time. She seen one on the Road Show that was worth $25,000.00. The flower like carving on the chest hair is what sets this piece off. I guess it is something the carver always does. If anyone can help me get more information on this bear please let me know.
P.S she picked this piece of wood from my shop for the table.
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