CONSERVATION OF SCENIC WALLPAPERS: SAUVAGES DE LA MER DU PACIFIQUE
ABSTRACT—The history, method of manufacture, treatment, repair, mounting and display of a rare set of scenic wallpapers is discussed. Mold discoloration and other products of age causing staining were reduced by immersion in a water bath. Tears were repaired and missing areas filled. The 20 panels comprising the set of Dufour wallpapers were supported with several layers of lining material (Japanese paper and polyester web) and finally attached to custom-made light weight solid panels for permanent museum installation.
1. INTRODUCTION AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
2. THE SAN FRANCISCO SET OF DUFOUR WALL PAPERS
5. PREPARATION FOR INSTALLATION