JAIC 1981, Volume 20, Number 2, Article 12 (pp. 139 to 146)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1981, Volume 20, Number 2, Article 12 (pp. 139 to 146)

CONSERVATION OF SCENIC WALLPAPERS: SAUVAGES DE LA MER DU PACIFIQUE

Robert Futernick


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.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION AND HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
2. THE SAN FRANCISCO SET OF DUFOUR WALL PAPERS
3. CONDITION
4. TREATMENT
5. PREPARATION FOR INSTALLATION
a: References
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Copyright 1981 American Institute of Historic and Artistic Works