JAIC 1981, Volume 20, Number 2, Article 10 (pp. 116 to 125)
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JAIC 1981, Volume 20, Number 2, Article 10 (pp. 116 to 125)

THE REMOVAL AND CONSERVATION TREATMENT OF A SCENIC WALLPAPER, PAYSAGE CHASSES, FROM THE MARTIN VAN BUREN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Patricia Hamm, & James Hamm


ABSTRACT—Paysage Chasses, a large scenic wallpaper printed first in 1831 by Jean Zuber et Cie in France, had been purchased by Martin Van Buren during his presidency and survives as one of his few remaining possessions. A summary of the first survey of condition is presented with the reasons why a removal and reinstallation treatment was decided upon. The treatment steps are outlined and recommendations for a more stabilized environment in the future are made based on data collected for one year from a recording hygrothermograph.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE WALLPAPER
3. FIRST SURVEY
4. DISCUSSION OF TREATMENT
5. FUTURE STABILITY
a: References
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Copyright 1981 American Institute of Historic and Artistic Works