Tagged with conservation treatment

Make Do and Mend?

By Emma Philip, Curator of Fine Art When the ‘big one’ was taken apart for conservation, we found this wooden Oxo crate had been sawn up and used to repair the underside of two of the lower units.  We don’t know for sure, but it is feasible that these additions date from the initial transfer […]

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Wood From All Over the World

By Emma Philip, Curator of Fine Art The large bookcase (actually a pair of two bookcases originally – see below), was made in 1757 by Thomas Wood of London.  Each of the lower cabinet doors is veneered, inside and out, with rare specimen veneers from all over the globe. Over time and with changes in […]

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