Louis XIV Revival Fauteuil, Final Details

Our client’s Louis XIV Revival Fauteuil, above.
We started, as we always do, with an assessment.
Then patterns were made and the textile and buildup was excavated.
The  frame finish was conserved.
The tapestry was cleaned and small reparations performed.
The frame was repaired.
The seat buildup (upholstery) completed.
The arm and back buildup (upholstery) completed.

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A dust cover keeps the interior clean which deters disintegration.

Our also includes a pocket where a report on the
history of the piece can be stored for future generations.


The last item is application of the trim,
which in this case was glued, pinned during curing, and released.

Occasionally trims are hand-stitched into place.

Completed Fauteuil!

Above, the fauteuil before and after conservation.
Below, a slideshow of the fauteuil as it goes through its transformation.

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The fauteuil is completed!

To see the entire process on one page go here:
Louis XIV Revival Fauteuil.

Written by Kate Powell  ©MPF Conservation.
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2 Responses to Louis XIV Revival Fauteuil, Final Details

  1. lois says:

    Time-consuming work, I am sure, but such a beautiful piece.

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