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Subject: Timber chair

Timber chair

From: Matthew Scott <matthews>
Date: Friday, July 5, 2002
Can anyone recommend non-invasive methods for the investigation of a
upholstered timber chair?

A late Georgian rail back chair was modified during the Victorian
period.  The modifications appear to include the infill of the open
chair back with buttoned upholstery and overstuffing of the seat.

We are attempting to determine the original appearance of the chair
without disturbance of the provenanced upholstery; primarily the
configuration of the splat (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) and
the likely seat construction (caned or upholstered).

Matthew Scott
Rouse Hill estate
Historic Houses Trust of NSW
61-2-9627 6777
Fax: 61-2-9627 6776

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:5
                   Distributed: Tuesday, July 9, 2002
                        Message Id: cdl-16-5-006
Received on Friday, 5 July, 2002

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