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Audience: Upholstery conservators, textile conservators, furniture conservators, Conservation students/teachers, upholsterers, curators and custodians of historic houses and museum collections, auction houses.
Introduction: the principles and practices of upholstery conservation. Object Treatment: Case Histories including two different types of minimally interventive treatment; the integration of reproduction of materials for the display of the Hampton Court blue damask state bed of the late 17th century. Documentation: Case studies including 18th century tight-fitting covers from Houghton Hall, an early example of preventative conservation; a pilot research project on 19th century bedroom furnishings at Brodsworth Hall. Appendices: Upholstery documentation guidelines for practitioners. References, Bibliography and Index.