Wax, Seal, Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Sealing Wax, Archive, Deed, Deeds, Charter, Charters
Wax, Seal, Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Sealing Wax, Archive, Deed, Deeds, Charter, Charters

Wax seals can be found on paper and parchment documents be they printed or handwritten.  Sometimes they can be attached directly on to the document and sometimes attached via a strip of parchment or length of cord.  Often they are a red/orange wax but can be any colour.

They can be brittle and easily damaged and require protection after repair.

Wax Seal Conservation

Wax, Seal, Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Sealing Wax, Archive, Deed, Deeds, Charter, Charters
Wax, Seal, Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Sealing Wax, Archive, Deed, Deeds, Charter, Charters

Conservation Gallery

Lara Meredith

Wax, Seal, Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Sealing Wax, Archive, Deed, Deeds, Charter, Charters

Book Conservation      Archive Conservation

 
 
Elizabeth 1, Elizabeth First, Elizabeth I, Wax Seal, Conservation, Cleaning, Repair, Restoration
Elizabeth 1, Elizabeth First, Elizabeth I, Wax Seal, Conservation, Cleaning, Repair, Restoration
Deed, Manuscript, Charter, Wax Seal, Conservation, Cleaning, Repair, Restoration
Deed, Manuscript, Charter, Wax Seal, Conservation, Cleaning, Repair, Restoration
Wax, Seal, Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Sealing Wax, Archive, Deed, Deeds, Charter, Charters

Victorian Wax Seal

  1.   Surface dirt

  2.   Large section broken off

  3.   Parchment seal attachment dirty and distorted

  1.   Cleaned

  2.   Broken part reattached

  3.   Seal supported with Plastazote

  4.   Parchment seal attachment cleaned and flattened

Before Conservation

After Conservation

  1.   Very dirty

  2.   Broken into many pieces

  1.   Cleaned

  2.   All parts reattached

  3.   Losses filled

Wax, Seal, Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Sealing Wax, Archive, Deed, Deeds, Charter, Charters

Queen Elizabeth 1 Beeswax Seal

Before Conservation

After Conservation

  1.   Very dirty seal

  1.   Surface cleaned seal

Wax, Seal, Conservation, Restoration, Repair, Sealing Wax, Archive, Deed, Deeds, Charter, Charters

Wax Seal on Parchment Manuscript, 1510

Before Conservation

After Conservation