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Upholstery Conservation: Principles and Practice by Dinah Eastop, Kathryn Gill

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By Dinah Eastop, Kathryn Gill

This good referenced e-book presents an amply illustrated e-book on upholstery conservation which discusses and studies the problems on the topic of the care, interpretation and remedy of upholstered furniture.

Through many good illustrated case reviews the inter-disciplinary collaboration basic to upholstery conservation, and the complicated decision-making technique thinking about the remedy of upholstered furnishings, are made obtrusive. The case histories are contributed through prime overseas practitioners within the box and obstacle items and collections within the care of English background, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of paintings and different across the world popular institutions.

Likewise, the individuals, from each side of the Atlantic, are world-renowned experts and leaders during this region of conservation operating for the private and non-private sectors. The case histories, illustrated in color, black and white and in particular ready line drawings, predicament item therapy and documentation, the conservation of knowledge, the functionality and the artefact. they vary from the documentation of eighteenth century detachable chair covers and the remedy of a 19th century carriage to a 20th century foam-filled chair belonging to a museum.

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Dunlopillo™' Latex foam, pincore (natural/synthetic mix) Foam sheet approx. 60 mm thick 2 layers adhered together Plastic foam Polyester urethane Polyester urethane Foam sheet approx. 10 mm thick Plastic foam Polyester urethane Polyester urethane Foam sheet approx. 10 mm thick Type 3 24 Upholstety Conservation: Principles and Practice beige top cover, created tonal differences amongst the various panels. Another factor was the strongly coloured sticky foam residues which penetrated through to the top surface and latched on to the weave interstices.

39-45. Wylie, A. and Singer, P. (1997) The Resurrection of the Uppark State Bed. In: K. ), Textiles in Trust. Proceedings of the Symposium Textiles in Trust' held at Blickling Hall, Norfolk, September 1995, 118-27. 1 Introduction This case history illustrates the wide range of organic and inorganic materials that can be present in a single upholstered object, and demonstrates the importance of understanding the properties of these component materials and original construction techniques when formulating conservation strategies.

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