JAIC 1993, Volume 32, Number 2, Article 3 (pp. 119 to 128)
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JAIC 1993, Volume 32, Number 2, Article 3 (pp. 119 to 128)

TREATMENT OF AN AMERICAN 19TH-CENTURY UPHOLSTERED CHAIR

CECELIA CHEWNING, & HAROLD F. MAILAND



NOTES

1. The product used was purchased from Adam Chemical Co. prior to February 1987. Beva is a registered trademark owned by Gustav Berger since 1987. Only Conservator's Products Co. manufactures Beva products, which are tested regularly by Gustav Berger.

2. Introduced to the conservation profession by the Textile Conservation Workshop, South Salem, N.Y., ca. 1978.

3. The ingredients of Foamovator include water, sodium sesquicarbonate, tetrasodium, pyrophosphate, sodium sulfate, sodium laurel sulfate (Orvus WA paste), and isopropyl alcohol.



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SOURCES OF MATERIALS

Beva 371

Conservator's Products Co., P.O. Box 411, Chatham, N.J. 07928

Createx Pure Pigments and Super Print Base

Color Craft, East Granby, Conn. 06026

Foamovator Rug Solution

Duraclean International, Deerfield, Ill., 60015


AUTHOR INFORMATION

CECELIA SCEARCE CHEWNING is associate curator of decorative arts at the Cincinnati Art Museum, where she has responsibility for the European decorative arts collection. She is currently cataloging the museum's British silver. She received an M.A. in art history from the University of Cincinnati, writing a thesis on the life, aesthetic philosophy, and teaching of the 19th-century Cincinnati woodcarver Benn Pitman. Before coming to the art museum in 1986, she worked in house museums operated by a local historical preservation organization. Address: Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

HAROLD F. MAILAND holds a master's degree in education and textile design from Indiana University. His training in textile conservation includes internships at the Textile Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Museum Act—Smithsonian Instiution, and others. Mailand was associate textile conservator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and in 1986 he founded Textile Conservation Services, Indianapolis. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation. Address: 928 N. Alabama St., Indianapolis, Ind. 46202–3350.


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