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Subject: Furniture damaged by fire

Furniture damaged by fire

From: Melissa Carr <hiattcarr<-at->
Date: Friday, October 16, 2009
I am preparing to treat a carved and turned arm chair that was badly
damaged in a fire.  In addition to the effects of water, heat and
soot on the finish remnants there is evidence of combustion and
charring of the wood.  The curators intend to display it "as-is" but
want to ensure that the surface is reasonably stable and will not
shed friable material in the future.  Any observations or
suggestions would be welcome.

Melissa H. Carr
Masterwork Conservation
69 Webcowet Road
Arlington, MA  02474

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:13
                Distributed: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
                       Message Id: cdl-23-13-011
Received on Friday, 16 October, 2009

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