Conservation of late 19th century Queen Anne style Armchair,
one of a pair.

Seat: Beetle-damaged areas consolidated with repeated applications of Acryloid B-72 ® solution directly into exit holes.  Seat front isolated from seat rails (tenons) with B-72. Broken sections of seat front reattached to each other, with tinted epoxy resin.  Losses filled with tinted, silica and phenolic microballoon bulked acrylic resin filler.

Entire frame, finished and unfinished areas:  All accessible exit holes filled with bulked and tinted acrylic resin bound filler. Loose joinery glued and clamped together as necessary using hot hide glue. Finished surfaces cleaned and paint transfers removed; abraded areas French polished with orange shellac, paste waxed and polished.

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