Tag Archives: Victorian

Taking Care of Your Antique Quilt

When in doubt, ask a conservator before proceeding.  Most conservators will offer assessments at a low rate, and an hour of their time might save your heirloom. A good rule of thumb is to treat your antiques like you would … Continue reading

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Quilts as a Microcosm of History

I am sure that more eloquent history writers than I have written on the role of quilts as historical objects.  I want to share my perspective on the single object that we: see the most distress over condition issues, even … Continue reading

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“Bishops Chair” Upholstery Conservation #1: Naming a Chair

by DKP (Interviewing Mitchell) We are stepping back into upholstery conservation this spring with a chair for a private client; the family calls it the “Bishops Chair.”  The chair lived in Europe for part of its life, then came via … Continue reading

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