Process: German Gothic Revival Fauteuil ca. 1860

by DKP

German Gothic Revival Fauteuil ca. 1860 After Treatment.

German Gothic Revival Fauteuil ca. 1860 After Treatment.

Fauteuil Front Stretcher, Fully Repaired.

Fauteuil Front Stretcher, Fully Repaired.

A family heirloom, this piece made it from Germany to the USA intact, but did not fare well from Oklahoma to Oregon, and was damaged by movers who did not pack nor handle the chair properly.  This was a proper conservation project with a new show cover.

Remnants of the original show cover was found during excavation, a green linen velvet.  Additionally, woolen fiber from a tapestry was found in the seat area.  Traditionally, the proper choice for reupholstery would have matched the historical fibers, that is, a woolen tapestry seat and inside back, with a linen or wool velvet for the side panels and outside back.  Our client chose a French watermarked liseré.

Below is a slide show of our process, from conception through all the stages of treatment:

2011 10 22 AIA Partee 21

Other slide shows to be found on our YouTube channel.

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