Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Leather, Shagreen, Paper, Decorative, Damaged
Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Leather, Shagreen, Paper, Decorative, Damaged

Conservation of Related Materials

Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Leather, Shagreen, Paper, Decorative, Damaged
Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Leather, Shagreen, Paper, Decorative, Damaged

Conservation Gallery

Lara Meredith

Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Leather, Shagreen, Paper, Decorative, Damaged

Book Conservation      Archive Conservation

 
 

Archives and private collections will often contain varied materials.  As a Book & Archive conservator  I will occasional work on objects that use related  materials.

Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Leather, Shagreen, Paper, Decorative, Damaged

Victorian chair seat owned by Charles Dickens

Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Leather, Paper, Decorative, Damaged, Charles Dickens, Chair
Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Leather, Paper, Decorative, Damaged, Charles Dickens, Chair

Before Conservation

 

After Conservation

  1.   Laminated paper seat

  2.   Large section detached

  3.   Large tear running to front of seat

  4.   Nails lifting and nail holes broken

  1.   Section reattached

  2.   Large tear repaired

  3.   Nail holes repaired and nails replaced

Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Leather, Shagreen, Paper, Decorative, Damaged
Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Shagreen, Chronometer, Taylor, John Harrison
Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Shagreen, Chronometer, Taylor, John Harrison

Before Conservation

 

After Conservation

  1.   Shagreen (Ray skin) band

  2.   The shagreen had split in two places and so it had fallen off the exterior of the brass case

  3.   This area shows a crack and large loss

Shagreen Band Around A Brass Chronometer Case, 1779

  1.   Hole infilled with shagreen

  2.   Reverse of band supported to hold the infill