Conservation of Furniture by Shayne Rivers

By Shayne Rivers

Книга Conservation of furnishings Conservation of FurnitureКниги Строительство Автор: Shayne Rivers, Nick Umney Год издания: 2003 Формат: pdf Издат.:Butterworth-Heinemann Страниц: 840 Размер: 40,1 MB ISBN: 0750609583 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:This e-book is a accomplished source protecting the foundations and perform of the conservation and recovery of furnishings, and different ornamental paintings gadgets made entirely or in part of wooden.

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The latter examine furniture as part of an effort to understand the society that made and used it. The analysis of furniture is often the same for both groups: it is the emphasis put on the results that varies along with the types of furniture examined. Locating furniture types and their usage within the society that produced them will help to reveal the social structure, wealth and intellectual values that society had. In addition to this, the historical events and circumstances which influenced art and design, the economic, political, religious and intellectual climate had an effect on the way furniture was designed, made and used.

Nevertheless, chests remained the most important storage devices and were available in a wide variety of forms, shapes and sizes. France developed two items that deserve mention: the ‘lit de repos’ or daybed, lavishly decorated with drapes and materials, and the ‘caquetoire’ chair with its trapezoidal seat and narrow carved back, which was invariably decorated with carved or pierced back panels. Design and construction During the early part of the sixteenth century, tenon-jointed frames, pegs and dowels were used to make the panelled construction that was in general use.

9). By the 1650s they were a shadow of their former glory and gradually disappeared from fashion. The development of the chest into its final form with drawers, began with the introduction of the ‘mule’ chest which had a single drawer in the base. It was not then a big step to introduce the drawers into the whole carcase. During the period the range of chests, cupboards and boxes expanded and examples relate to regional styles as much as any other furniture type. In America they range from the simple six-boarded variety to more decorated panelled and carved versions.

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