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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to see the text where applicable.
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.
Above, the fauteuil before and after conservation.
Below, a slideshow of the fauteuil as it goes through its transformation.
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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Time-consuming work, I am sure, but such a beautiful piece.
It is! And thank you!
I am now going back to the posts I stated during covid, when so much was derailed because our days were spent dealing with how to get materials and operate during lockdown. You should go see the entire piece here: https://mpfconservation.me/portfolio-process-pages/upholstered-objects/louis-xiv-revival-fauteuil/