JAIC 1993, Volume 32, Number 3, Article 5 (pp. 271 to 278)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1993, Volume 32, Number 3, Article 5 (pp. 271 to 278)

HISTORIC UPHOLSTERY: A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON TREATMENT

ELIZABETH LAHIKAINEN


ABSTRACT—Developing a conservation plan for upholstered objects involves evaluation of historical evidence on the object, assessing other historical resources such as period documents and similar objects with extant upholstery or upholstery evidence, and designing a treatment that will preserve all original materials. Because traditional upholstery techniques introduce thousands of new holes with each reupholstery, the last decade has seen great advancement in the technical development of methods that serve both areas of concern—historical accuracy and preservation of materials.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. HISTORICAL EVIDENCE
3. ANALYSIS
4. HISTORICAL ACCURACY IN REINTERPRETATION
5. TREATMENT
6. SUMMARY
a: References , Author Information
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