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 booklet is a accomplished source overlaying the foundations and perform of the conservation and recovery of furnishings, and different ornamental paintings gadgets made entirely or partially of wooden.

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These included: clocks with long cases; easy chairs with high backs and wings (at the end of the period); chests of drawers; chests on stands; cabinets on stands; bureaux; scrutoires; card tables; daybeds; chandeliers and sconces; girandoles; looking glasses; hanging corner-cupboards; dressers. Design and construction The first half of the century saw the culmination of the ‘age of oak’. Conservative attitudes to design and change resulted from the unsettled political situation. By the mid-century there was a diminution in the influence of architecture which gave cabinetmakers the opportunity to develop decorative techniques of their own, without being tied by the strict constraints of classical detailing and architectural features.

It was used not only as a bed but also as a sofa for reclining upon. This developed stylistically into the Greek sofa with its well-known curved head and footboards. Seating arrangements were based on a range of stools and chair types. Stools were basic four-legged versions or box-like constructions. In addition there was the diphros, a fourlegged stool with stretchers. 1805. 2), originally with well-proportioned outward-curving legs and a back panel at shoulder height, gradually developed a top-heavy back board, thus making it rather clumsy in appearance.

Due to the plentiful supply of timber, the Greeks avoided the need for veneers and it was only in Roman times that the art returned. However, materials such as marble, bronze, inlaid ivory and precious stones were used to decorate important pieces of furniture, often in conjunction with wood. Etruscan furniture often relied on Greek models. The main Etruscan contribution to furniture-making was the use of bronze for tripods, candelabra and a particular circular casket called a cista. They also produced a chair type which was based on a barrel shape, having a back made in either wood or sheet bronze, curving round to form arms.

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