Conservation of a silk beaded Hartnell dress worn at the Queen’s coronation by Lady Rosemary Spencer-Churchill.
This little tapestry was made at the Soho tapestry factory in London, circa 1715, and was now in poor condition.
An altar frontal has damaged silk stabilised and its aesthetic integrity restored.
A large gilded Indian devotional textile is cleaned, consolidated, mounted and framed behind glass. A novel technique was devised for cleaning the ground fabric without immersion, which transformed the appearance
An exceptional piece of stumpwork embroidery has detaching and loose elements realigned and secured.
The ongoing treatment of the unique early eighteenth century ‘Victories’ tapestries includes washing, full stitched supports, new linings and hanging mechanisms.
A ‘passive’ treatment for a very fragile set of Georgian silk damask furnishings
Discovering remains of original embroidery on the underside of the covers on this pair of chairs led to complete and authentic reproduction after careful transcribing of the designs.