Academic thesis

Andrea Coerdt: A contribution to the conservation of caned chairs with practical examples Back
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Example to carry out the the different methods and techniques of conservation : rocking chair

Detail of illustration above: seat before treatment
Abstract: The subject of the thesis is the conservation of caned chairs. The plant material ‘rattan’ and its use are described thoroughly. Different kinds of damage including deterioration are collected and their causes are discussed. The requirements of the different methods and techniques of conservation are described and subsequent experiments are carried out. The latter includes cleaning, plasticization and reshaping, filling, reinforcing with backings and retouching. Among other things eight different adhesive – backing material combinations are selected which are suitable for the replacement of losses and the reinforcement of breaks. Finally the results of the research are converted into the conservation of two caned seats with characteristic kinds of damage.


Keywords: rattan, cane, webbing, plant material
Detail of the webbing after the completion and the bottom side of the same area (on the right)
Interlaced nylon threads stabilize the webbing
  • academic institution: Fachhochschule Potsdam
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dipl.-Rest. Hans Michaelsen
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl.-Rest. Paul van Duin
  • date:  2004
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  152
  • pictures:  98
Andrea Coerdt
coerdt@[Diesen Teil loeschen]

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) 10.5165/hawk-hhg/92

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