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Tapestry as upholstery: the challanges of conserving tapestry-covered seat furniture

Gill, K. (2006) Tapestry as upholstery: the challanges of conserving tapestry-covered seat furniture In, Lennard, F. and Hayward, M. (eds.) Tapestry conservation: principles and practice. Oxford, UK, Elsevier pp. 113-122. (Butterworth-Heinemann Series in Conservation and Museology).

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Tapestry-woven chair covers are a feature on many eighteenth century interior design schemes. The treatment of these textiles requires understanding and integration of the distinct specialisms of textile conservation, tapestry conservation and upholstery conservation. This paper includes a systematic comparison of four support stitching patterns with regard to their visual effects, their effectiveness in providing support and the time taken to implement them. The results of this research are important to the heritage sector, where conservation is required to meet the sometimes conflicting challenges of preservation and public access with limited budgets.

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Published date: 2006
Keywords: upholstery conservation, seat furniture, couching patterns, support stitching, stitching trials, stitch spacing, top covers


Local EPrints ID: 37696
ISBN: 0750661844
PURE UUID: aa49e564-0db2-484c-9579-7b03db056477

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Date deposited: 25 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:41

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Author: K. Gill
Editor: F. Lennard
Editor: M. Hayward

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