JAIC 1993, Volume 32, Number 3, Article 5 (pp. 271 to 278)
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JAIC 1993, Volume 32, Number 3, Article 5 (pp. 271 to 278)




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ELIZABETH LAHIKAINEN received her B.S. in textiles from Syracuse University in 1972. During a career in textile conservation she was awarded a Kress Foundation Fellowship for independent studies to pursue her interest in upholstery conservation. She has been active in this area of specialization for more than a decade and has traveled extensively to both lecture and study original materials relating to the subject. Formerly head upholstery conservator at the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, she is now associated with the Textile Conservation Center at the Museum of American Textile History in North Andover, Massachusetts. Address: 80 Federal Street, Salem, Mass. 01970.

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