Introduction: the principles and practices of upholstery conservation. Object Treatment: Case Histories including two different types of minimally interventive treatment; the integration of reproduction of materials for the display of the Hampton Court blue damask state bed of the late 17th century. Documentation: Case studies including 18th century tight-fitting covers from Houghton Hall, an early example of preventative conservation; a pilot research project on 19th century bedroom furnishings at Brodsworth Hall. Appendices: Upholstery documentation guidelines for practitioners. References, Bibliography and Index.
* Principles and practice are demonstrated through a series of case histories * Provides a common vocabulary and point of reference across the conservation disciplines * Includes contributions from world-renowned specialists from the public and private sectors
Dinah Eastop, Kathryn Gill
'Upholstery Conservation: Principles and Practice is a vital
reference in a new field, and will be of interest to a wide range
of people, not just conservators and curators. It is a fine
addition to the Butterworth Heinemann series.'
'Upholstery Conservation is a practical, well-developed textbook on the current state of the art. It will encourage the dissemination of information between people responsible for the conservation of upholstered items and help to improve the practice of upholstery conservation by encouraging the partnership of different specialists to acheive the best outcome.'
Museum National Magazine
'The book sets an excellent standard; it is a major contribution to the study of upholstery conservation in Britain and America and provides an invaluable work of reference upon which further studies can be based.'
The Furniture History Society Newsletter
'This book is useful not only for those who are involved in furniture or textile conservation, but also for scholars and students in the other fields of conservation of cultural property and for the curators who work with furniture collections.'