by Kevin Walsh

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james a. sullivan August 7, 2018 - 3:45 pm

George Frank would have to be one of these unforgettable characters from Unforgettable NY. In doing a bit of research on him I learned that he came up during the 20’s in the time of the great Parisian woodworkers. One story had him working in a bank in Paris. The pigment ordered for the woodwork came in too light for the desired color. With only 24 hours before the sealed bank would open to clients, what to do? George ordered pots of ammonium brought in and heated to boil. The fumes wafting from these pots caused the wood to darken to the appropriate color. He worked in the Louvre, as mentioned, and had a shop in Naples, Florida.


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