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Subject: Polychromed iron bed

Polychromed iron bed

From: Andreia Cristina Ribeiro <andreia>
Date: Friday, December 3, 2004
I am studying a polychromed canopy iron bed from the XVII century, in
Portugal at IPCR (a Portuguese institute for conservation and
restoration). This polychromy is probably composed by pigments with
oils--right now it's being studied in a lab. The conservation
problem I have is how to fix the polychromy and stabilize the iron
corrosion which is contaminated with chloride ions. I would like to
know if someone has any suggestion to solve this question. The
biggest problem is that the bed can't be immersed in a solution of
inhibitor because it would affect the color of the pigments. The
other problem is to fix the polychromy which one is cracking and

Andreia Ribeiro
Instituto Portugues de Conservacao e Restauro (IPCR)

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:27
                Distributed: Thursday, December 16, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-18-27-025
Received on Friday, 3 December, 2004

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