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Christophe is responsible for the care and restoration of George Washington’s writing desk at City Hall in New York City.

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Christophe Pourny has been restoring antiques from his Brooklyn-based studio for over 20 years. In that time, he has developed a dedicated following with celebrities and many celebrated New York–based interior designers. Having grown up in his parent’s antique store in the South of France, Christophe has a unique appreciation for antique furniture and the restoration process.

One of his proudest achievements is his on going work with the City of New York at City Hall and Gracie Mansion (the official residence of the mayor of New York City). The most celebrated of those projects is the care and restoration of George Washington’s writing desk that lives at City Hall. President Washington led the country from New York before the capital was moved to Philadelphia and then ultimately to Washington, DC. This past July, This Old House magazine featured a story on Christophe and his work on this historic desk.

The Furniture Bible is the first book from Christophe Pourny Studio. With over 500 photos and illustrations, Pourny gives detailed information on his restoration projects and techniques, Bibleas well as an understanding of how quality furniture is made and what to look for when buying antiques. Martha Stewart, also an advocate of the all-natural tonics, creams, serums, and waxes produced by Christophe Pourny Studio, wrote the heartfelt foreword as she is a dedicated enthusiast of antique restoration and a longtime client of Christophe Pourny Studio.