Windsor Rocker


A sweet mid-nineteenth century faux bamboo Windsor sported
touches of gold paint in the crevices of the “bamboo”.
We do not know if it was original or added later.

The chair had no breaks, and he joints were quite stable.  The finish was tired and dull.  The seat collapsed and the needlepoint showcover needed cleaning and minor infill.
The chair was excavated, cleaning and saving the stuffings where applicable.

The finish was cleaned; we added a coating of protective traditional shellac.

The needlepoint may have been added later, as the edges were nicely woven.
Perhaps the original seat was all woven.

A pattern was taken prior to cleaning, to ensure that it be blocked back to the
original size and shape.  The edges were stabilized.
The showcover was cleaned, and the small amount of infill necessary was performed.

The Windsor Rocker just before it headed to its new home.
(Backdrop one of Kate’s home-made crocheted blankets.)

 ©MPF Conservation.  May be printed for your own use,
Feel free to share but please refer to our blog.

About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
This entry was posted in antiques, chair, conservation techniques, preservation, restoration techniques, textiles, upholstery, waxes, wooden objects and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.