Saving Your Treasures: Furniture

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FURNITURE

 

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Most furniture is structurally complex and made of various materials (wood, metal, textiles, leather, glass, paint, ivory, etc.).

Pieces of furniture have a unique set of deterioration and condition problems relating to their use over time. Furniture pieces are cared for by specialist furniture conservators who have the equipment and expertise to treat and preserve larger pieces of furniture. The videos below and  handouts and websites on the right will guide you in the proper methods for preserving your furniture items.

If you have any questions, ask a conservator.

Plant Materials:
Structure
Plant Materials:
Chemistry
Plant Materials:
Technology
Plant Materials:
Integrated Pest Management
Plant Materials: Deterioration -
Environmental & Mechanical
Plant Materials: Deterioration -
Chemical & Biological
Plant Materials:
Preventative
Care
Metals:
Origins & Properties
Metals:
Fabrication & Technology
Metals:
Deterioration
Metals:
Preventative Care

TYPES OF OBJECTS

Books, Bibles, ScrapbooksDishes, Glassware, SilverwareFirearmsFurnitureJewelry
Native American ItemsNatural History SpecimensNewspaperPhotographs
Textiles, Clothing, UniformsTools, Mechanical Objects, InstrumentsToysWorks of Art